Best Practices: LGBTQ+ for Healthcare providers and Clinicians

About the Course:
In recent years, more and more patients are coming out as lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and/or queer (LGBTQ) to their mental and physical health care providers. It is essential that providers are aware of best practices in working with LGBTQ people in order to support optimal patient wellness. In this one-hour podcast, we will define terminology used to describe LGBTQ individuals, identify three barriers to health for LGBTQ people, define minority stress and understand how multiple stigmatized identities affect an LGBTQ individual's overall health and well-being, explore special considerations for queer and trans youth and elders, and recommend five essential qualities of LGBTQ culturally competent practitioners. Throughout this course, you will hear the personal narrative of Shawn, who shares his experiences coming out as an LGBTQ person as well as his experiences within the social services and health care systems. Shawn’s journey illustrates important dynamics and intersections providers should consider in order to respect and serve patients like him well. 

Note: This is a non-credit course.

Course Objectives:
  1. Define terminology used to describe LGBTQQI individuals.
  2. Identify three barriers to health for LGBTQQI persons.
  3. Identify special considerations to improve practice with LGBTQQI youth and older adults.
  4. Define minority stress and understand how multiple stigmatized identities affect an LGBTQQI individual's overall health and well-being.
  5. List five essential qualities of LGBTQQI culturally competent practitioners in order to provide  appropriate treatment.
Based on content provided by:
Mitchell Rosenwald, PhD, LCSW
Rebecca G. Harvey, PhD

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The information provided in this activity is for continuing education purposes only and is not meant to substitute for the independent medical judgment of a healthcare provider relative to diagnostic and treatment options of a specific patient’s medical condition.

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