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Caring for All Elders: Integrating Sexual and Gender Minority Elder Health into the Learning Continuum

Video Length: 87 minutes

Presentation Materials: Slide Deck 

Description:
There is ample evidence that sexual and gender minorities face discrimination in the healthcare setting. Providing high-quality health care for older adults who are lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, or born with differences of sex development requires active steps by health professionals to create an environment that is understanding of the unique needs of these populations and free from bias. Participants in this webinar will gain a broad understanding of the medical aspects of aging for these populations and healthcare strategies to improve their treatment.

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

  • Understand the demographics of the elder population in the United States who are LGBT and/or born with differences of sex development (DSD).
  • Discuss how the social aspects of aging impacts care for patients who are LGBT and/or born with DSD.
  • Understand how to tailor the patient history for elders who are LGBT and/or born with DSD.
  • Understand the unique psycho-social needs of elders who are LGBT and/or born with DSD and how these needs affect health outcomes.
  • Identify 2-3 medical aspects of aging and its impact on care for patients who are LGBT and/or born with DSD.

Moderator:
John Davis, MD, PhD
Associate Dean for Medical Education, The Ohio State University
LGBT Issue-Based Representative, AAMC Group on Diversity & Inclusion (GDI)

Presenters:
Jonathan Appelbaum, MD, FACP
Laurie L. Dozier Jr., MD, Education Director
Professor of Internal Medicine
Department of Clinical Sciences
Florida State University College of Medicine

Jason Schneider, MD
Associate Professor of Medicine
Division of General Medicine and Geriatrics
Emory University School of Medicine

Andrew Vosko, PhD
Assistant Professor of Neuroanatomy
Department of Medical Humanities and Structural Medicine
Rocky Vista University College of Osteopathic Medicine

Suggested Citation:
Association of American Medical Colleges. "Caring for All Elders: Integrating Sexual and Gender Minority Elder Health into the Learning Continuum" (November, 2016). AAMC Videos and Resources. Washington, DC: Association of American Medical Colleges. Available online at: https://www.aamc.org/initiatives/diversity/473020/caringforallelders.html

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