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Health Promotion Strategies for LGBT Persons with Jennifer Potter

Video Length: 15 minutes

Description:
In this video, Kristen L. Eckstrand, MD, PhD, Co-Chair of the AAMC Advisory Committee on Sexual Orientation, Gender Identity, and Sex Development, interviews Jennifer Potter, MD, Director of the Women's Health Center at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center and Director of the Women's Health Program at Fenway Health. In this engaging discussion, Drs. Potter and Eckstrand discuss the disproportionate amount of violence and trauma LGBT people experience over the course of their lives, the value of assessing an LGBT person’s resilience to said stressors, the importance of creating a supportive environment, the role of health care providers in promoting resilience amongst their patient population, and LGBT curriculum integration.

Learning Objectives:
After viewing this video, the learner will be able to:

  • Discuss the importance of resilience and coping for LGBT individuals across the lifespan.
  • Describe lesbian, gay, bisexual, and/or transgender population-specific programs designed to encourage development of healthy coping behaviors.
  • Describe the importance of population-specific support services for lesbian, gay, bisexual, and/or transgender individuals who are in recovery and/or coping with illness.
  • Discuss at least 3 opportunities for integrating LGBT-specific health promotion into medical training.

Moderator:
Kristen L. Eckstrand, MD, PhD
PGY1 Resident, University of Pittsburgh Department of Psychiatry
Associate Editor, MedEdPORTAL Differences of Sex Development Health Collection
Co-Chair, AAMC Advisory Committee on Sexual Orientation, Gender Identity, and Sex Development
Founding Director, Vanderbilt University Medical Center Program for LGBTI Health

Presenter:
Jennifer Potter, MD
Associate Professor of Medicine at Harvard Medical School
Director of the Women's Health Center
Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center
Director of the Women's Health Program, Fenway Health

Resources:

Suggested Citation:
Association of American Medical Colleges. "Health Promotion Strategies for LGBT Persons with Scott Leibowitz, MD." (November, 2015). AAMC Videos and Resources. Washington, DC: Association of American Medical Colleges. Available online at: https://www.aamc.org/initiatives/diversity/449488/healthpromopotter.html

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