July 1, 2019

Going On, Not Off, the Reservation: Identifying Gaps in Sun Protection Perceptions and Use in Native Americans

Dr. Vivian Shi and Dr. Adam Friedman

Skin cancer doesn’t discriminate. We hear that evidenced-based media-friendly line often nowadays to highlight the importance of sun protection in all skin types. But are we really getting that message everywhere it needs to be? Definitely not. Dr. Vivian Shi’s most recent study published in the June 2019 edition of JDD highlights clear shortcomings in the Native American communities in Arizona. Tune in to hear how this study came to light, what unique concerns and issues impede proper sun protection in this group, and tricks to get even a nonbeliever on a photoprotective regimen that he or she can realistically stay on.
Learning Objectives:
Upon completion of this enduring activity, participants should be able to:
  • Discuss the disparities in skin cancer surveillance among Native Americans as compared to the general population
  • Identify common misperceptions among this population with respect said surveillance and skin cancer risk
Disclosures:
Adam Friedman – No relevant disclosures. 
Vivian Shi – No relevant disclosures. 
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