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Course Overview

Sexual and gender minorities are becoming more visible in the long-term care industry. Ethical and regulatory standards state that one cannot discriminate based on sexual orientation, gender identity, or gender expression. It is important that you learn how to interact with others without engaging in unintentional discriminatory behaviors. In this course, you will learn how to make your practice more affirmative by learning about the LGBT population, influences on LGBT individuals, increasing your self-awareness, the foundations of working effectively with the LGBT population, and information needed to satisfy California regulations, 22 CCR § 72517, specific to staff development about LGBT individuals.

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About the Course Author

Angie Magaña is a Nurse Practitioner at the Los Angeles LGBT Center, she is a provider of whole person health and wellness with specialization in both Endocrinology and Gynecology. Angie is the manager of the Audre Lorde Health Program for lesbian and bisexual women, and is the lead clinician in the Transgender Health Program. She is committed to creating and delivering compassionate, patient centered health care utilizing a holistic approach and multiple modalities. Angie's work at the Center ensures this vulnerable population is provided culturally competent, quality healthcare. Angie is also a certified nurse midwife and began her career in medicine working with birthing mothers. Successfully helping reacquaint women with their natural capacity to give birth without fear contributed to the development of her underlying practice philosophy of empowerment through education and engagement. Angie earned her Bachelor's Degree in Nursing Science from California State University Long Beach in 2007, and then her Master's Degree in Nursing Science from California State University, Fullerton in 2012. Angie Magaña has declared that no conflict of interest, Relevant Financial Relationship or Relevant Non-Financial Relationship exists.
Elizabeth Kellerman, MSN, RN worked as a critical care nurse in an Intensive Care Unit of a community hospital and that experience provided significant training in caring for older adults. Her experience and knowledge led her to nursing education where she taught at a community college as she received her Master's in Nurse Education at Western Carolina University. As a nursing instructor, she spent time in many types of care settings including medical-surgical inpatient and community living centers. Her passion for education and training has most recently led her to a position as Subject Matter Expert and Content Writer for Relias. She is currently developing her medical writing skills through the University of California San Diego's medical writing program. Elizabeth Kellerman, MSN, RN has declared that no conflict of interest, Relevant Financial Relationship or Relevant Non-Financial Relationship exists.
Mary Sue Green earned her Ph.D. in human development and family studies from Iowa State University. She is a licensed Marriage and Family Therapist and Supervisor. She works full-time as a substance abuse counselor for Helen Farabee Centers, is the owner of Room to Grow: Therapy, Supervision, Consultation, PLLC, and teaches as an adjunct professor for Capella University’s Marriage and Family Counseling and Therapy program. She has received grant funding and published articles in peer-reviewed journals on diversity issues, mentoring, therapist self-awareness, sexuality, and infidelity. She has presented at state and national conferences on ethics, substance abuse, sexual orientation and gender identity, supervision, and working with same-sex couples. Mary Sue Green, Ph.D., LMFT-S has declared that no conflict of interest, Relevant Financial Relationship or Relevant Non-Financial Relationship exists.

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Accreditation Information

Certificates provided by accrediting body (4 Match)

  • California Board of Registered Nursing


    Provider approved by the California Board of Registered Nursing, CEP# 13791 Nurses will receive 1.0 contact hours for participating in this course.
  • California Nursing Home Administrator Program - P type


    This educational offering is approved by the California Nursing Home Administrator Program (NHAP) as a Patient Care/Aging ("P" credit) course. Provider # CEP 1701; Course Approval # 1701001-7899/P. This activity is approved for 1.0 contact hours.
  • California Department of Public Health (CNA)


    Relias, LLC is an approved provider of continuing education by the California Department of Public Health, Provider # NAC7001. The certificate must be retained by the licensee for a period of four (4) years after the course is completed. This learning activity meets the definition of *** ONLINE *** CEUs. This activity is approved for 1.0 contact hours.
  • CA Physical Therapy Board of California


    Relias Learning, LLC is recognized as an approved provider of continuing competency courses by the Physical Therapy Board of California. This course is approved for 1.0 contact hours.

Course Details
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    Online Course
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  • Learning Objectives:

    Discuss information that satisfies California regulations concerning LGBT residents in the long-term care setting.; Identify LGBT affirmative practices.; Identify societal, family, internal, and clinical influences on the experiences of the LGBT population.; Recognize the prevalence of LGBT individuals, couples, and families.
  • Outline:

    Caring for LGBT Residents in California Nursing Facilities
    Section 1: Introduction
    About This Course
    Learning Objectives
    Section 2: The LGBT Population
    What Does LGBT Mean?
    Sexual Orientation
    Gender Identity
    Other Terms
    Terms to Avoid
    Sex and Gender
    Transgender Self-Identification
    Crossdresser and Drag Kings/Queens
    Gender Affirming Surgery
    Appropriate Pronouns
    Section 3: Influences on the LGBT Population
    Societal Influences
    Unruh Civil Rights Act
    Transgender Discrimination
    Internal Influences
    Clinical Influences
    Religious Influences
    Section 4: Special Concerns for Older Adults
    Social Invisibility and Life Course
    Long Term Care Facilities
    The Residents' Bill of Rights
    California State Bill 219
    Patients’ Rights
    Protecting Health Information
    Regulatory Compliance
    Examination and Direct Care
    End-of-Life Decisions
    Professional Self-Awareness
    Create Visible Support
    Section 5: Conclusion
    Course Contributors

  • Target Audience:

    The target audience for this course is: General Staff; in the following settings: Post-Acute Care.
  • Course Delivery Method and Format:

    Asynchronous/Online Distance Learning; please see certificate details for specifics on delivery format.
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    All courses offered by Relias, LLC are developed from a foundation of diversity, inclusiveness, and a multicultural perspective. Knowledge, values and awareness related to cultural competency are infused throughout the course content.
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    All characteristics and organizations referenced in the following training are fictional. Any resemblance to any actual organizations or persons living or dead, is purely coincidental.
    To earn continuing education credit for this course you must achieve a passing score of 80% on the post-test and complete the course evaluation.
  • Accommodations:

    If you require special accommodations to complete this module, please contact Relias Customer Support here.
  • Disclosures:

    Expert Reviewers, Instructors, and Staff Writers disclosures will be listed above after the individuals' biographical paragraph. All other members involved within the planning of this educational activity have declared no conflict of interest exists when planning and developing this course.