Building Inclusive and Sensitive Long Term Care Services for LGBTQ Communities

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A collaborative partnership between CALTCM, the California Association of Health Facilities and Mariposa Training.

Building Inclusive and Sensitive Long Term Care Services for LGBTQ Communities

Program Overview

There are over 3 million older adults who identify as lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender in the U.S. For many, the prospect of long term care provokes fear and anxiety, forcing them to consider “going back into the closet” out of concern about mistreatment by residents and staff.

This one-hour webinar will describe the required elements for responding to the emerging needs of long term care organizations to provide sensitive and respectful services to LGBT residents. In the webinar we will discuss relevant terminology related to sexual orientation and gender identity, discuss common challenges experienced by LGBT older adults and provide recommendations for honoring patient rights. This webinar will also satisfy new legal requirements for staff and management in long term health care to participate in LGBTQ sensitivity training.

Target Audience

This program is targeted to all staff and management in long-term health care to satisfy new legal requirements in LGBTQ sensitivity training.

Learning Objectives

Following this activity, participants will be able to: 

  • State common terms associated with sexual orientation, gender identity and gender expression;
  • Improve communication with or about LGBT individuals;
  • Name the health and social challenges historically faced by older LGBT persons, including discrimination in health care setting;
  • State the importance of professionalism in medical settings and the way caretaker attitudes affect health care access, participation, and resident physical and mental health;
  • Define ways to create a safe and affirming environment;
  • State the legal and professional obligation to treat all patients in a nondiscriminatory manner;
  • Name the legal issues relating to LGBT persons, including but not limited to patients’ rights, civil rights, marriage and domestic partner laws, and the Nursing Home Reform Act.

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Instructions for Participation and Credit:

  • This course is being offered at no cost during July 2018; beginning August 1, 2018, this course will require a $15.00 fee.
  • Read the Learning Objectives, Accreditation Statement, Statement of Need and Purpose, Target Audience, and Faculty Disclosures.

  • Click here to register for the course.

  • Complete Online Course:  Building Inclusive and Sensitive Long Term Care Services for LGBTQ Communities

  • Successfully complete Post-Test and Survey following video completion.

  • Certificates will be delivered upon completion of the course.  


Accreditation Statement

Continuing Medical Education (CME)

California Association of Long Term Care Medicine is accredited by the Institute for Medical Quality/California Medical Association (IMQ/CMA) to provide continuing medical education for physicians. 

California Association of Long Term Care Medicine designates this Live activity for a maximum of 1.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™.  Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity. This credit may also be applied to the CMA Certification in Continuing Medical Education.

This course complies with Assembly Bill 1195 Continuing Education: Cultural and Linguistic Competency.

American Board of Post-Acute and Long-Term Care Medicine (ABPLM) (formerly AMDA)

This live activity has been pre-approved by the American Board of Post-Acute and Long-Term Care Medicine (ABPLM) for a total of 1.0 management hour toward certification as a Certified Medical Director (CMD) in post-acute and long-term care medicine. The CMD program is administered by the ABPLM.  Each physician should claim only those hours of credit spent on the activity.

This course meets multiple requirements of the California Business and professions Codes 2190–2196.5 for physician CME, including cultural competency and geriatric credits.


Statement of Need and Purpose

There are over 3 million older adults who identify as lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender in the U.S. For many, the prospect of long term care provokes fear and anxiety, forcing them to consider “going back into the closet” out of concern about mistreatment by residents and staff.


Program Faculty / Biographies

Miriam Garfinkel, MA, LMFT
E-Learning Manager, UCSF / CA STD HIV Prevention Training Center
Oakland, CA
 
Tim Vincent, MS
Manager: National HIV Prevention Capacity Assistance Programs
University of California, San Francisco, California Prevention Training Center 

Statement of Conflict Resolution and Disclosure

It is the policy of California Association of Long Term Care Medicine (CALTCM) to ensure balance, independence, objectivity, and scientific rigor in all of its sponsored educational programs.  All faculty participating in any activities which are designated for AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s) are expected to disclose to the audience any real or apparent conflict(s) of interest that may have a direct bearing on the subject matter of the CME activity.  This pertains to relationships with pharmaceutical companies, biomedical device manufacturers, or other corporations whose products or services are related to the subject matter of the presentation topic.  The intent of this policy is not to prevent a speaker with a potential conflict of interest from making a presentation.  It is merely intended that any potential conflict should be identified openly so that the listeners may form their own judgments about the presentation with the full disclosure of the facts.  It remains for the audience to determine whether the speakers’ outside interests may reflect a possible bias in either the exposition or the conclusions presented.

The following faculty and planners have indicated any affiliation with organizations which have interests related to the content of this conference.  This is pointed out to you so that you may form your own judgments about the presentations with full disclosure of the facts.  All conflicts of interest have been resolved in accordance with the ACCME’s Standards for Commercial Support.

Faculty and Planner Disclosures to Participants

The following planners have no relevant financial relationships with commercial interests to disclose:

  • Heather D'Adamo, MD; Chair, Education Committee, CALTCM
  • Timothy Gieseke, MD, CMD; Treasurer and Member, Education Committee, CALTCM
  • Barbara Hulz, Project Director, CALTCM
  • Dan Osterweil, MD, Chief Executive Officer, CALTCM

The following faculty have no relevant financial relationships with commercial interests to disclose:

  • Miriam Garfinkel, MA, LMFT 
  • Tim Vincent, MS

Commercial Support

This activity has received no commercial support.

 Updated 07/5/2018