LGBTQ+ Health Series
LGBTQ+ patients face unique challenges that results in worse health outcomes, many of these are amplified when patients require hospitalization. To provide the highest value of care, Hospitalists must be aware of these challenges. This session is part of a series meant to prepare hospitalists to provide patient-centric care for LGBTQ+ patients.
This content developed out of work by the LGBTQ+ Task Force of the SHM Education Committee.
Physicians, NPs, and PAs practicing hospital medicine.
Series Learning Objectives
- Recognize LGBTQ+ as a social determinant of health.
- Document using language that is consistent with patients’ sexual orientation and gender-identity.
- Recognize that risk scoring systems and laboratory reference ranges are not validated for transgender patients.
- Described the risk of abruptly stopping gender-affirming hormone therapy.
- Describe best-practices for pre-exposure prophylaxis (PreP) therapy while patients are admitted to the hospital.
- Identify methods to advocate for LGBTQ+ patients.
- Apply methods for discussing gender identity, organ inventory, and sexual orientation with patients.
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Tyler Anstett, DO (Course Director)
Keshav Khanijow, MD
Nicole Rosendale, MD
Rita Lee, MD
Scott Ness, MD