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2020 eTalk #6 - Working respectfully with patients who identify as LGBTIQ+: practical suggestions

  • : Online

Research across health professions indicates that people who identify as LGBTIQ+ experience greater barriers to healthcare, suboptimal care, feel judged by health professionals and have significantly poorer physical and mental health.

These experiences are also true of physiotherapy, where patients who identify as LGBTIQ+ have identified that they have experienced judgement or assumptions or feel unsafe. However, some LGBTIQ+ patients have highlighted very positive experiences with some physiotherapists – feeling supported, acknowledged and respected for who they are.

This seminar will focus on what you can do to provide such positive experiences for your patients.


Dr Jenny Setchell is a Senior Research Fellow in Physiotherapy and a Visiting Fellow in Sociology at The University of Queensland. Her research interests include social science perspectives on healthcare broadly, and physiotherapy specifically.

Her PhD was in psychology, and focussed on stigma in physiotherapy. Setchell also has 20 years of diverse clinical physiotherapy experience in Australia and internationally, primarily in the musculoskeletal and sports sub-disciplines.

She was the recipient a NHMRC Fellowship 2019 and the Margaret Mittleheuser Fellowship in 2015. She has also been an acrobat and a human rights worker.

CPD Hours

35 minutes

2020 eTalk #6 - Working respectfully with patients who identify as LGBTIQ+: practical suggestions
Interest Areas / Topics Covered
Community health, Mental Health
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Non Profit Organisation
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CPD Hours 35 minutes
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Member: $0.00 inc. GST; Non-Member: $100.00 inc. GST
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