The Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, and Queer (LGBTQ) Community, Part 1
by Expert Reviewer: Stephanie L. Furness, MSW, LCSW; Instructor: Katy Kunst, MBA, QIDP

$15.00

i 1.50 CEH

Course Overview

Sexual health and sexuality have received significant attention in the last decade, not just from healthcare stakeholders but also across the spectrum of human-service providers. In spite of the increasing awareness of the importance of sex, gender identity, and sexuality in all aspects of health, barriers to the advancement of knowledge about sex differences in health and illness persist. This module presents an overview of the lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer (LGBTQ) community and its contentious history with the healthcare systems. Definitions of key concepts related to sexuality and gender variables and general implications for clinical education, practice, and research will be discussed. The goal of this educational course for social work, nursing, occupational therapy, pharmacy, speech language pathology and audiology, medical, and physical therapy professionals is to enhance the understanding of issues that the LGBTQ community has when navigating and using the healthcare system. In this module, the acronym LGBTQ will be used when referring to all groups (lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer). In cases where the literature cited refers specifically to lesbian, gay, bisexual, or transgender populations, the course will use corresponding initials.

About the Course Author

Stephanie brings more than 13 years of professional and clinical social work experience to her role as a content writer specializing in behavioral health at Relias. She holds a Bachelor of Arts in journalism and professional writing from The College of New Jersey and a Master of Social Work degree from Rutgers University. The majority of Stephanie's experience includes mental health counseling and case management in private practice, acute psychiatric, community, and medical settings. She served as part of the National Health Service Corps, providing mental health counseling to underserved populations including military service members and their families. Prior to beginning her graduate studies in 2005, she contracted as a copyeditor. Stephanie has led workshops on relevant topics such as LGBTQIA+ sensitivity, youth suicide prevention, and how to provide in-community services to adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities.

Stephanie L. Furness, MSW, LCSW has declared that no conflict of interest, Relevant Financial Relationship or Relevant Non-Financial Relationship exists.
Katy Kunst received her Bachelor of Arts in Psychology from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, and her Master of Business Administration from Elon University. She has 12 years of experience in human services roles, including direct care, program director, and training facilitator. Across those roles, she held responsibility for ensuring quality services, as well as monitoring and managing data. She has created and facilitated training on topics including non-violent crisis interventions, person-centered planning, cultural competence, quality service delivery, regulatory compliance, and a variety of topics related to intellectual and developmental disability services. Katy Kunst, MBA, QIDP has declared that no conflict of interest, Relevant Financial Relationship or Relevant Non-Financial Relationship exists.
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Course Details

  • Course Code:

    REL-ACU-0-SW60236
  • Hours:

    1.50
  • Type:

    Online Course
  • Release Date:

    2020-02-01
  • Expiration Date:

    2022-12-31
  • Learning Objectives:

    Define key terminology related to sexuality, sexual orientation, and gender.; Describe historical events and context affecting the LGBTQ community.; Discuss general interprofessional practice guidelines in the care of LGBTQ healthcare recipients.
  • Outline:

    Section 1: Introduction
    About This Course
    Learning Objectives
    Section 2: LGBTQ History
    Caring for LGBTQ People
    Background and Significance
    A Brief History
    Impact of the Stonewall Riots
    The AIDS Epidemic
    The 1990s to the Present
    Section 3: A Challenge of Definitions
    Definitions of Sex and Gender
    Gender-Related Definitions
    Sexual Orientation
    Intersex and Disorders of Sex Development
    Sexual Behavior and Sexual Desire
    Gender Identity 
    Cultural Variations
    The Evolving LGBTQ Acronym
    Section 4: Stigma in Healthcare
    The Effects of Stigma
    Attitudes of Healthcare Providers Toward LGBTQ Persons
    Implications for Interprofessional Practice
    Cultural Competence: General Guidelines in the Care of LGBTQ Persons
    Transgender-Affirmative Healthcare: General Guidelines
    Clinical Vignette
    Section 5: Conclusion
    Summary
    Course Contributors
    Resources
    References
    Congratulations!
  • Target Audience:

    The target audience for this course is: entry level Occupational Therapists; intermediate level Social Workers; Nurses; Pharmacists; Physical Therapists; Physicians; in the following settings: Acute Care Facility.
  • Course Delivery Method and Format:

    Asynchronous/Online Distance Learning; please see certificate details for specifics on delivery format.
    Relias has a grievance policy in place to facilitate reports of dissatisfaction. Relias will make every effort to resolve each grievance in a mutually satisfactory manner. In order to report a complaint or grievance please contact Relias.
    If you require special accommodations to complete this module, please contact Relias Support by completing the web form (https://www.relias.com/help) or by using the chat functionality.
    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.
    Reference herein to any specific commercial product, process, or service by trade name, trademark, service mark, manufacturer or otherwise does not constitute or imply any endorsement, recommendation, or favoring of, or affiliation with, Relias, LLC.
    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:

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  • 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.
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