Providing Competent Care for Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender (LGBT) Patients

1 CE Hr
$4.95
Providing Competent Care  for Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender (LGBT) Patients

Overview

Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender (LGBT) patients have been historically neglected by the U.S. health care system due to issues including lack of awareness, discomfort with the topic, etc. Several studies, however, support the position that provider education regarding the LGBT community unique care needs improve providers’ attitudes and willingness to clinically engage LGBT patients. A growing body of evidence identifies health disparities that negatively affect LGBT populations. LGBT patient are at increased risk for experiencing mental health problems, engaging in substance use and abuse, experiencing discrimination and violence victimization. LGBT patient generally receive less preventive care and fewer cancer screenings, likely related to access barriers such as lack of adequate health insurance coverage and discrimination in medical settings. It is particularly important for healthcare providers to recognize that LGBT communities encounter unique barriers to accessing and using appropriate health services. This course provides an overview of the attitudes, knowledge, and skills that healthcare providers should attain to provide competent care to their LGBT patients.

Target Audience

This course is designed for healthcare clinicians seeking to enhance their knowledge on specific needs of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender patients in order to provide competent and inclusive care.

 


Objectives

Upon completion of this course, students will be able to:

  1. Describe common words used to describe sexual orientations.
  2. Understand how to establish an optimal clinical relationship with LGBT patients.
  3. Create a safe, non-judgmental environment of care for LGBT patients.
  4. Demonstrate the use of inclusive language in caring for LGBT patients.
  5. Understand how to take an appropriate medical history from a LGBT patient.
  6. Describe common health disparities that negatively affect LGBT populations.

Completion Requirements

In order to receive full contact-hour credit for this CNE activity, participants must:

  • Be registered for this activity,
  • Review the course material,
  • Complete the course post-test and obtain a grade of 70% or higher,
  • Complete and submit the course evaluation survey.
  • Other requirements for some of the courses may also include participation discussion boards, practice exercises, practice questions, etc.

Conflict of Interest (or lack thereof) for Planners, Authors and Presenters

A conflict of interest exists if any individual/entity that is in a position to influence the content, design, or implementation of the CNE activity is ALSO in a position to benefit financially from the success of a CNE activity.

The planners, authors and presenters of this CNE activity have disclosed no conflict of interest including no relevant financial relationships with any commercial companies pertaining to this CNE activity.

Commercial/Sponsor Support

There is no commercial company or sponsor support for this CNE activity.

Non-Endorsement of Products

The National Healthcare Institute CNE provider approval status refers only to continuing nursing education activities and does not imply that there is a real or implied endorsement of any product, service, or company referred to in this activity nor of any company subsidizing costs related to the activity.

Off-Label Product Use

This CNE activity does not include any unannounced information about off-label use of a product for a purpose other than that for which it was approved by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA).

Course Aprrovals

Nursing Board Approvals

National Healthcare Institute (NHI) is an approved provider of continuing nursing education by the California, Florida and District of Columbia Board of Nursing. All CNE courses offer by National Healthcare Institute follow the standards recommended by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation for this type of educational activities.

California Board of Registered Nursing*

Registered Nurse

District of Columbia Board of Nursing

Licensed Practical Nurse
Registered Nurse
Registered Nurse Anesthetist
Clinical Nurse Specialist
Clinical Nurse Midwife
Advanced Registered Nurse Practitioner

Florida Board of Nursing

Licensed Practical Nurse
Registered Nurse
Registered Nurse Anesthetist
Clinical Nurse Specialist
Clinical Nurse Midwife
Advanced Registered Nurse Practitioner

Other Boards Approvals

Florida Council of Licensed Midwifery

Licensed Midwife

Florida Council of Dietetics and Nutrition

Dietitian/Nutritionist
Nutrition Counselor

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Specifications

  • Number: CE140003
  • CE Broker ID: 20-455192
  • Contact hours: 1 CE Hr
  • Price: $4.95
  • Expiration date: Friday, 20 October 2017