In the second part of the series, Dr. Cahill will address ways to provide health care to LGBT patients while acknowledging Social Determinants of Health and describe steps that health centers can use to address trauma of LGBT people experiencing health disparities and stigma. The webinar will also address policy solutions that support LGBT people and reduce vulnerability to health disparities.
Learning Resources — Introduction to LGBTQIA+ Health
In this webinar, Sean Cahill, PhD, Director of Policy at The Fenway Institute, will address social determinants of health (SDOH) that can increase the vulnerability of LGBT people to health disparities. These include poverty, homelessness, housing, discrimination, minority stress, incarceration, health care, and education.
A primary objective for health care professionals is to establish solid, trusting relationships with patients in order to promote healthier behaviors. As with other minority groups, when working with lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer (LGBTQ) patients, it is especially important to build rapport as a way to counteract the exclusion, discrimination, and stigma that many have experienced previously in health care. Despite our best intentions, however, internal --or implicit--biases may affect the way we talk to and behave with patients. For health care professionals, biases can lead to inequitable care, either through biased clinical decisions, or through communicating bias in conversation with patients.
Language is powerful and influences many of our interactions. As a health care provider, becoming familiar with terms used by lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender (LGBT) communities can help you provide these patients with the highest quality care. In this glossary, you will find some of the terms most relevant to the health care of LGBT people translated into Spanish. This glossary does not have every term used by the community, but you will find terms most commonly used when patients are accessing health care. It is important to keep in mind that language can change over time, and so this glossary will be update periodically to reflect those changes.
In part two Jessica Flaherty will further explore the ways in which oppression (racism, homo/bi/trans-phobia, sexism, heterosexism, cisgenderism) impact health outcomes for LGBTQ patients. She will also consider dominant group identity and oppressive behaviors, while identifying anti-oppressive best practices that support healthy outcomes for LGBTQ patients.
In part one of this two part webinar Jessica Flaherty will introduce new terms used to explore the ways in which oppression (racism, homo/bi/trans-phobia, sexism, heterosexism, cisgenderism) impact health outcomes for LGBTQ patients. She will also consider dominant group identity and oppressive behaviors, while identifying anti-oppressive best practices that support healthy outcomes for LGBTQ patients.
In this talk, Dr. Alex Keuroghlian discusses important LGTBQ concepts and terminology, highlights the relationship between stigma and LGBTQ health disparities and describes best practices in LGBTQ health related to effective communication, data collection, and creating an inclusive environment.
Providing Quality Care to Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender Patients: An Introduction for Staff Training
In this module, you will learn ways to provide affirming and inclusive health care for lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender, or LGBT, patients.
In this module, you will learn ways to provide affirming and inclusive health care for lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender, or LGBT, patients through basic communication principles.