Latino folk medicine workshop set for Feb. 22

Western Carolina University’s Office of Continuing and Professional Education will offer a workshop on “Latino Folk Medicine and Health Beliefs in Nursing Practice” on Friday, Feb. 22, in Asheville.

The workshop was originally set for Friday, Jan. 25, but was rescheduled. It will be held from 9 a.m. until noon at WCU’s new instructional site at Biltmore Park Town Square.

The workshop is designed to help registered nurses learn about traditional Latino folk medicine so they can engage in more effective and culturally competent communication with Latino clients. It will be taught by Michael Caudill, an instructor in human communication in WCU’s Department of Communication. Caudill holds a master’s degree in intercultural communication from American University’s School of International Service and a certificate in traditional Latino folk medicine from the University of New Mexico.

Continuing education credits are available. The $69 registration fee includes a networking lunch.

For more information or to register, contact the Office of Continuing and Professional Education at 828-227-7397 or go online to