Anti-Discriminatory Practice as Cultural Competence with LGBTQIA+ Patient Populations

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Course Description

This in-depth interprofessional course reviews anti-discriminatory practice as a component of culturally competent care of LGBTQIA+ patients. It is important to recognize the impact of the history of discrimination, oppression, and stigmatization of LGBTQIA+ persons on the health outcomes of LGBTQIA+ persons.  The role of language in clinical care and LGBTQIA+ affirmative practices will be taught.

Intended Audience

  • Advanced Practice Nurses
  • Nurses
  • Physicians
  • Physician Assistants
  • Pharmacists
  • Pharmacy Technicians
  • Social Workers
  • Psychologists
  • Dentists
  • Dental Hygienists
  • Optometrists
  • Other Allied Health

Learning Objectives

At the completion of this activity, healthcare professionals will be able to:

  • Describe anti-discriminatory/anti-oppressive practice, especially as applied to LGBTQIA+ populations
  • Identify key issues in the history of health and mental health services that contribute to stigmatization and oppression of LGBTQIA+ populations
  • Describe minority stress and microaggressions in general and with special reference to LGBTQIA+ populations
  • Identify at least two impacts of minority stress and microaggressions on LGBTQIA+ health
  • Describe the varied language related to sexualities and gender identities
  • Identify at least two anti-discriminatory/anti-oppressive practices in health or mental health with LGBTQIA+ populations

At the completion of this activity, assistants, aids, support staff, and pharmacy technicians will be able to:

  • Define LGBTQIA+
  • Describe how discrimination impacts health outcomes
Credit/Contact Hours
  • Brian Masciadrelli, PhD, LICSW (MA), LMSW (NY)
    Adjunct Instructor in Music Therapy - SUNY Fredonia, President - Court Appointed Special Advocates of Chautauqua
  • English
Release Date
February 1, 2023
Expiration Date
February 1, 2026
Instructional Methods
  • Assessment Review with Rationale
  • Video Clips
  • Video Narration
  • Autograded and Quiz Retakes Allowed
  • CPE Monitor Reporting
  • Daily CE Broker Reporting for Registered Boards
  • Graded Final Quiz
  • Passing 80%+
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