Wednesday, September 16, 3PM ET
1.5 contact hours for nurses
The LGBTQ+ community is growing both in size and visibility. This introductory training will provide you with the knowledge, skills, and behaviors needed to best serve members of this population. LGBTQ+ folks face health disparities and inequities that are rooted in stigma, prejudice, and discrimination, such as higher rates of psychiatric disorders, substance use and misuse, suicidality, cancer, housing insecurity, and violence. In addition, members of this community are likely to have negative experiences when trying to access care that may make them disengage from preventative care. This disengagement, as will be demonstrated, can be reversed if providers create more welcoming environments. This training will explore the mental and physical effects of bias against this community, and will share tips on how to provide affirming and inclusive environments/experiences for LGBTQ+ people.
The American Federation of Teachers/Nurses and Health Professionals is accredited as a provider of nursing continuing professional development by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation. There is no commercial support of this program and the presenters and planners have declared there is no conflict of interest.