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Renovating Physical Therapy Practice: Keys to Improving LGBTQ+ Inclusivity into your Practice Setting - Part 2

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Renovating Physical Therapy Practice: Keys to Including LGBTQ+ Inclusivity in your Practice Setting - Part 1

Date Published

November 13, 2020


Minnesota APTA


Inclusivity, LGBTQ, Physical Therapy


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[IMPORTANT] Must complete Part 1 in order to access Part 2
In addition to fearing seeking care due to past discrimination by health care providers, “19-27% of transgender people report being turned away by providers who refused to care for them, across all types of providers (not just specialists in care related to trans status)” (Dean). This course will assist you in making changes to increase the inclusivity for the LGBTQ+ patient population in your practice setting. LGBTQ+ persons often “clue seek” to ascertain if a health care setting is a safe space to seek care. We will discuss visible and non-visible ways in which your clinic can demonstrate its safety for the LGBTQ+ population. We will discover micro- and macroaggressions that occur against the LGBTQ+ community, the importance of trauma-informed care when working with LGBTQ+ patients, and specific strategies for increasing the inclusivity of your PT practice setting. Increasing inclusivity will only increase the likelihood of this underserved population seeking care, something desperately needed. According to the National LGBT Health Education Center, “…28% [of TGNC people] had postponed necessary medical care when sick or injured, and 33% delayed or did not try to get preventative health care due to discrimination by health care providers.”

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Meg Larson, DPT

Meg Larson, DPT graduated in May 2020. Throughout their doctoral education they involved themselves in SSIGs, committees, and... Read More

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