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185226 - Understanding LGBTIQ

  • : Online

ModMed and SHINE SA have partnered to offer this essential course for everyone working in the health sector to increase confidence engaging with lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, intersex and queer people.

Providing an understanding of the key concepts and practical actions and resources, this course enables practitioners to provide a more inclusive health practice to better meet the needs of the wider community.

This course aims to fill the information gap about how health practitioners and their teams can better interact with LGBTIQ persons and is a blue-print for LGBTIQ inclusive practice.

Relevance to General Practice

Just like differences in age, gender, race, location and ability are often part of a considered approach to health care, sexual orientation and gender identity also need to be addressed. The LGBTIQ community are a diverse group, just like any other group in our society.

Insights into how health practice can intentionally or unintentionally impact on an LGBTIQ person's health sector experience can lead to an improved awareness of how to provide an inclusive health practice. Even small changes in the way health professionals communicate can lead to large positive outcomes for the LGBTIQ community.

Many of those who work within the health profession have the desire to practise inclusively, to use the right terminology and to be accepting of sexual and gender diversity – but don’t feel they have the knowledge, skills or confidence to do this.

Learning outcomes
  • Describe the differences in biological sex, gender and sexual orientation and how culture shapes perceptions of gender and sexual orientation
  • Describe the different presentations of sexual orientation and biological sex and gender
  • Increase awareness of the health impacts of discrimination and violence on LGBTIQ communities
  • Describe the impacts of the attitudes of health providers/practices on the health outcomes for LGBTIQ communities
  • Adopt a safe and inclusive medical practice/practitioner approach for LGBTIQ people.
  • Domains of General Practice

    D1. Communication skills and the patient-doctor relationship

    • Communication is clear, respectful, empathic and appropriate to the person and their sociocultural context

    D2. Applied professional knowledge and skills

    • The conduct of the consultation is appropriate to the needs of the patient and the sociocultural context

    D3. Population health and the context of general practice

    • The impacts of the social determinants of health are identified and addressed

    D4. Professional and ethical role

    • Professional knowledge and skills are reviewed and developed

    D5. Organisational and legal dimensions

    • Ethical business processes and practices, and effective governance structures are implemented

    Curriculum Contextual Units
    • Sex, sexuality, gender diversity and health
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    185226 - Understanding LGBTIQ
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