Spotlighting the Latinx Community in Pathology & Lab Medicine

Creating an environment that is inclusive and respectful of the diverse communities that healthcare serves is critical. It both helps improve delivery of high-quality care, and also fosters growth of pathology and laboratory professionals as leaders in the profession. To celebrate Latinx History Month, Latinx leaders from the pathology and laboratory medicine community are sharing their thoughts and experiences on what it means to be Latinx in healthcare, health myths surrounding the Latinx culture, what health professionals can do to better understand the Latinx community, and more.

Read the Q&As below!

 

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Letycia Nunez-Argote, MPH, CPH, MLS(ASCP)CM
What does the term Latinx mean to you? How does it inform more equitable patient care? Letycia Nunez-Argote, MPH, CPH, MLS(ASCP)CM, shares her thoughts on these questions and more.

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Carlos Parra-Herran, MD
Carlos Parra-Herran, MD, says that the adaptability of Latinx people has aided them in facing—and overcoming—challenges. Read on to find out more.

 

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Emilia Marrero-Greene, MEd, M(ASCP)CM, MT(AAB)
Emilia Marrero-Greene, MEd, M(ASCP)CM, MT(AAB), shares her thoughts on how healthcare providers can deepen understanding of the Latinx community and more.

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Jeannette Guarner, MD
Jeannette Guarner, MD, shares her thoughts on being part of the Latinx healthcare community, and how the community can increase understanding of Latinx patients.