This course will examine the unmet health needs and unique healthcare disparities faced by LGBTQI+ people in the US by situating poor health outcomes within the social, political, and economic determinants of health. We will look at how cultural stigma, institutional discrimination, interpersonal and state violence, clinical pathologization, and legal attacks on civil rights converge to create the conditions of ill-health for queer and trans patients.
Careful review of ongoing struggles for LGBTQI+ health justice reveals nurses’ roles as fierce advocates and public health allies. Nurses are instrumental in resisting systemic homophobia and transphobia as part of the larger collective fight for social justice and public health and safety.
Objectives: Upon completion of this course, participants should be able to:
- Define basic terms and concepts of LGBTQI+ care
- Identify the health needs and healthcare disparities faced by LGBTQI+ people
- Broaden the understanding of the social and economic determinants of these disparities
- Recognize the unique professional role of nurses in providing and planning LGBTQI+ care
Instructors: Kel Montalvo-Quiñones and Patricia Gonzalez, RN
This will be a 3-hour online class via Zoom for 3 hours of continuing education credits.
After registering at the link below, you will receive an invitation to the Zoom class via email. It is important that you respond to the invitation and register for the Zoom class prior to the day of the class. If you have any questions, please contact Valerie Gonzalez at email@example.com.
Note: This class is frequently scheduled back-to-back with the class Confronting Institutionalized Racism in Health Care. Nurses interested in registering for both classes can receive up to 7 credits if taken on the same day.