that Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender and Queer (LGBTQ) persons experience poorer
health outcomes than non-LGBTQ individuals across a wide variety of conditions.
Many LGBTQ persons may delay or fear seeking treatment because of their sexual
orientation or gender identities—concerned about inferior care due to
homophobia, discrimination, bias, etc. Consequently, strategies to eliminate
health disparities in the LGBTQ community that improve overall health care and
well-being are needed.
This webinar introduces the importance of comprehensive, person-centered care for LGBTQ individuals. Consistent with core accreditation requirements, you will learn how to develop a humanistic and culturally-sensitive environment that is welcoming, nurturing and values the expressed preferences of individuals seeking care. We will also address contextual factors that exist when providing care to LGBTQ individuals and related challenges that can lead to miscommunication and health inequity.
Crucial information regarding the use of culturally competent assessments to evaluate the overall health of LGBTQ individuals will also be shared.
- Describe the importance of providing culturally sensitive care for LGBTQ individuals.
- Discuss the challenges and barriers related to providing person-centered and culturally competent care to LGBTQ individuals.
- Recognize key components and best practices necessary to create a welcoming, humanistic and nurturing health care environment for LGBTQ persons seeking care.
The American Dental Education Association is an ADA CERP Recognized Provider.
An evaluation form is available to participants after the conclusion of the live webinar. To earn continuing education (CE) credit for participation in the webinar, the online evaluation must be completed in full by Sept. 19, 2022. After completing the evaluation, webinar participants can print and save the CE Verification Form.
ADA CERP is a service of the American Dental Association to assist dental professionals in identifying quality providers of continuing dental education. ADA CERP does not approve or endorse individual courses or instructors, nor does it imply acceptance of credit hours by boards of dentistry.
The American Dental Education Association designates this activity for 1.00 continuing education credit.
All speakers agree that neither they nor members of their immediate family have any financial relationships with commercial entities that may be relevant to their presentation.