Three-part continuing medical education series supporting LGBTQ+ care

‘Setting the Standard: Inclusive Care for the LGBTQ+ Community’ will offer a deeper understanding of health care considerations for LGBTQ+ patients.

Inclusive, supportive and safe health care is a right for every person. For some communities, health disparities and microaggressions can create an environment that is more harmful than healing. NPride, the Norton Healthcare LGBTQ+ employee resource group, is proud to present “Setting the Standard: Inclusive Care for the LGBTQ+ Community” to offer a deeper understanding of health care considerations for LGBTQ+ patients. The three-part virtual education series will be led by Lauren Freeman, Ph.D., from the University of Louisville.

From an introduction to unique health care needs to the lasting impact of care gone wrong, the interactive sessions will offer opportunities to strengthen your awareness of providing inclusive care, and also provide some practical tips for doing so.

About Lauren Freeman, Ph.D.

Lauren is an associate professor of philosophy, director of the Master of Arts program for interdisciplinary studies – health care ethics, and an affiliated faculty member in the Department of Women’s, Gender and Sexuality Studies at the University of Louisville.

Lauren is an esteemed published author. Her research is in bioethics and has focused on health care harms to patients who are members of marginalized groups, specifically transgender and gender nonbinary patients. She is the editor of the book “Microaggressions and Philosophy” (2020) and is writing a new book, “Microaggressions and Medicine.” She is also the editor of the American Philosophical Association’s Newsletter on Feminism and Philosophy.

She earned her doctorate in philosophy from Boston University, Massachusetts, and her master’s degree in arts and social sciences from the University of Chicago, Illinois.

About each session

June 2

What You Need to Know for Inclusive Care

An introduction to the unique health care needs of LGBTQ+ patients, including current terminology and the importance of creating inclusive care environments for LGBTQ+ patients. Attendees will learn about microaggressions, how they can impact a patient’s experience, and what to do if you see or experience microaggressions.

July 7

Your Role in an Inclusive Health Care Team

No matter your role in the health care system, we all impact the patient’s journey. This session will review findings of focus groups with local transgender and nonbinary patients to learn how we can do better. The workshop will highlight the critical role of a compassionate, inclusive, multidisciplinary team.

August 4

Improving LGBTQ+ Patient Outcomes

A positive experience is our goal for every patient, but sometimes we get it wrong. When this happens, there are always lessons to be learned. For our LGBTQ+ patients, a negative experience could be dangerous. Such experiences often deter LGBTQ+ patients from seeking further care at all. This session will review the critical impact of both positive and negative patient experiences. Focus will be given to how we can ensure the health and safety of our LGBTQ+ patients through inclusive, compassionate care.

AMA PRA Category 1 credits™ and continuing education credits will be provided. For complete accreditation statements, visit this link and select ‘brochure.’

‘Inclusive Care for the LGBTQ+ Community’

The three-part series kicks off on Wednesday, June 2, from noon to 1 p.m. Register for one or all of the sessions. The sessions are open to the health care community, and continuing education credits are available.

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