The LGBT Patient and the Healthcare Provider A Lesson in Cultural Competence

The LBGT Patient and the Healthcare Provider...A Lesson in Cultural Competence

Course Expiration Date: 7/31/18

If you are a member of SC AHEC this course is free with an enrollment key which you may obtain from the AHEC contact person within your organization.

If you are purchasing this course the cost is $50.00 payable through PayPal when you enroll.

Course Description: Delivering the best care to each patient is a goal of every nurse and healthcare worker. Knowledge about individual and cultural differences, outside the realm of "normal," can be a crucial element to providing that care.

 Too many healthcare providers are not sensitive to or knowledgeable about the healthcare needs of the LGBT (Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender) population, even for basic primary care services. Thus, LGBT individuals can suffer from a disproportionate burden of chronic illnesses and delay or forgo seeking care.

 This program will provide information as well as strategies to become culturally competent.

Instructor: Timothy, A. Brendle, DNP, RN CNOR, NE-BC

Target Audience: All Healthcare professionals

Learning Outcome: After completing this activity, the participant will be able to:

  • Analyze LGBT (Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender) culture, developing strategies to become culturally competent.
Length of Course: 2 hours

Credit Statements:

Licensed Nurses:  Upstate AHEC is accredited as a provider of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation.

Upon successful completion of this program, participants will receive 2.0 contact hour.

Respiratory Care Practitioners: 2.0 clock hours will be awarded by Upstate AHEC, an approved provider of continuing education for respiratory care practitioners by the SC Board of Medical Examiners.

Dietitians:  2.0 hours of CPE for registered dietitians.

Non-Social Work:  This program has been approved for  2.0  clock hours of non-social work continuing education by Upstate AHEC, as part of the SC AHEC system, under its accreditation by the SC Board of Social Work Examiners.

Counselors and Therapists: This program has been approved for 2.0 hours of continuing education by SC AHEC under its accreditation by the SC Board of Examiners for Licensure of Professional Counselors, Marriage and Family Therapists and Psycho-Educational Specialists.

Massage Therapists:  This program has been approved for 2.4 hours of continuing education by the SC Department of Labor, Licensing and Regulation for Massage Therapy.  SC State Provider Number is 2. Expires 6/30/2020.

Others: This educational offering provides 0.2 CEUs (2.0 clock hours) by Upstate AHEC and meets SC AHEC Best Practice Standards.

Disclosure Statement:

Upstate AHEC's conflict of interest policy requires faculty to disclose any real or apparent commercial financial affiliations related to the content of their presentations/materials.

The speaker(s) has/have signed a vested interest form declaring no conflict of interest in educational activities.

Provisions of this educational activity by Upstate AHEC does not imply endorsement by Upstate AHEC or ANCC of any commercial products displayed in conjunction with this activity.

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