About the Presentation
LGBTQ Health Rights, Advocacy and Patient Safety: An Overview
This session will provide concrete information for patient advocates serving the LGBTQ community. This includes a brief history of past care issues and experience data, and an understanding of patient advocacy interventions that will help develop personalized plans for patients who identify as part of the LGBTQ community.
It will define key terminology as it applies to the LGBTQ communities, and appropriately use cultural information and terminology to establish patient advocacy relationships.
It will identify health disparities and risk factors impacting the LGBTQ communities.
The presentation will identify steps that advocates, providers and health care organizations can take to address underlying cultural biases and improve the provision of nondiscriminatory care for patients who identify as LGBTQ, and will discuss the types of oppression and discrimination that LGBTQ individuals face within the health care system.