Pulse Center for Patient Safety Education & Advocacy program, LGBTQ Health Rights, Advocacy and Patient Safety: An Overview is approved for 1.0 CE in Ethics by the Patient Advocate Certification Board to satisfy the requirements for Board Certified Patient Advocates (BCPA).

Approved Through March 14. 2024

About Adriane Carrier
Adriane owns Trusted Guardian Patient Advocates, providing private concierge patient advocacy, education programs for nurses, patients, and private organizations; health & safety consulting.
She is a Certified Mediator & Arbitrator. 
She is member of the Roybal Foundation and Pulse board of directors. She currently resides in Virginia.


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.