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Building Inclusive and Sensitive Long Term Care Services for LGBTQ Communities

$ 19.00 USD
$ 19.00 USD
Author:
Tim Vincent, MS and Miriam Garfinkel, MA, LMFT
Length:
60 minutes
CEU
$ 19.00 USD
Courses
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There are over 3 million older adults who identify as lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender in the U.S. For many, the prospect of long term care provokes fear and anxiety, forcing them to consider “going back into the closet” out of concern about mistreatment by residents and staff.

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This one hour webinar will describe the required elements for responding to the emerging needs of long term care organizations to provide sensitive and respectful services to LGBT residents. In the webinar we will discuss relevant terminology related to sexual orientation and gender identity, discuss common challenges experienced by LGBT older adults and provide recommendations for honoring patient rights. This webinar will also satisfy new legal requirements for staff and management in long term health care to participate in LGBT sensitivity training.

Objectives:

  • State common terms associated with sexual orientation, gender identity and gender expression;
  • Improve communication with or about LGBT individuals;
  • Name the health and social challenges historically faced by older LGBT persons, including discrimination in health care setting;
  • State the importance of professionalism in medical settings and the way caretaker attitudes affect health care access, participation, and resident physical and mental health;
  • Define ways to create a safe and affirming environment
  • State the legal and professional obligation to treat all patients in a nondiscriminatory manner.
  • Name the legal issues relating to LGBT persons, including but not limited to patients’ rights, civil rights, marriage and domestic partner laws, and the Nursing Home Reform Act.
Approvals
  • California Association of Long Term Care Medicine is accredited by the Institute for Medical Quality/California Medical Association (IMQ/CMA) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.\n\rCalifornia Association of Long Term Care Medicine designates this Enduring Material for a maximum of 1 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity. This credit may also be applied to the CMA Certification in Continuing Medical Education.\n\rThis course complies with Assembly Bill 1195 Continuing Education: Cultural and Linguistic Competency.\n\rFor your participation, you may claim up to: 1 CME credit
  • Florida Board of Nursing {20-664088}
  • Florida Board of Nursing Home Administrators {20-664086}
  • California Board of Registered Nursing: Provider # 13512 for 1 BRN CE Contact Hour
  • NAB (NHA/RCFE) Program Approval Number: {20201114-1.25-A62122}-DL
  • California CNA/NAC Provider # 7062 for 1 CEU(s)

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