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The ABCS of LGBT: Creating a Positive Space in the Ambulance

What should you know to provide the best care for these vulnerable populations?  The objectives include to understand and define the differences between sex, sexual orientation, gender, and gender identity, describe the disparities and health threats unique to LGBT patients, and identify measures that can help create a positive environment in your ambulance or sphere of care.

Objectives

  • Understand and define the differences between sex, sexual orientation, gender, and gender identity.
  • Describe the disparities and health threats unique to LGBT patients.
  • Identify measures that can help create a positive environment in your ambulance or sphere of care.

References

1. Obergefell, et al. v. Hodges, 135 S. Ct. 2584, www.supremecourt.gov/opinions/14pdf/14-556_3204.pdf.

2. Thompson IS, Strangio C. Victory! Social Security Administration Drops Surgery Requirement for Gender Change. ACLU Washington Markup, 2013 Jun 19; www.aclu.org/blog/lgbt-rights/victory-social-security-administration-drops-surgery-requirement-gender-change.

3. U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission. Facts About Discrimination in Federal Government Employment Based on Marital Status, Political Affiliation, Status as a Parent, Sexual Orientation, and Gender Identity, www.eeoc.gov/federal/otherprotections.cfm.

4. GLAAD. Accelerating Acceptance 2017, www.glaad.org/publications/accelerating-acceptance-2017; Gates GJ. In U.S., More Adults Identifying as LGBT. Gallup, http://news.gallup.com/poll/201731/lgbt-identification-rises.aspx. 

5. Institute of Medicine (U.S.) Committee on Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender Health. “Context for LGBT Health Status in the United States.” In: The Health of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender People: Building a Foundation for Better Understanding. Washington, DC: National Academies Press, 2011.

6. Kates J, Ranji U, Beamesderfer A, et al. Health and Access to Care and Coverage for Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender (LGBT) Individuals in the U.S. Kaiser Family Foundation, Disparities Policy, www.kff.org/report-section/health-and-access-to-care-and-coverage-for-lgbt-individuals-in-the-u-s-update-health-challenges/.

7. Kann L, Olsen EO, McManus T, et al. Sexual identity, sex of sexual contacts, and health-related behaviors among students in grades 9–12—United States and selected sites, 2015. MMWR, 2016 Aug 12; 65(9); www.cdc.gov/mmwr/volumes/65/ss/pdfs/ss6509.pdf.

8. Bauer GR, Scheim AI, Deutsch MB, Massarella C. Reported emergency department avoidance, use, and experiences of transgender persons in Ontario, Canada: Results from a respondent-driven sampling survey. Ann Emerg Med, 2014 Jun; 63(6): 713–20.

9. Teshome G, Closson FT. Emergency Medical Treatment and Labor Act: the basics and other medicolegal concerns. Pediatr Clin North Am, 2006 Feb; 53(1): 139–55.

10. Meier D. The Refusal of Care. Healthcare Risk Management Review, 2016; www.hrmronline.com/article/the-refusal-of-care.

11. U.S. Department of Justice. Title VI of the Civil Rights Act Of 1964, 42 U.S.C. §2000d Et Seq.

12. Maggiore WA. State laws & religious beliefs. J Emerg Med Serv, 2015 Sep 9; www.jems.com/ems-insider/articles/2015/07/state-laws-religious-beliefs.html.

13. National Association of Emergency Medical Technicians. Code of Ethics and EMT Oath, www.naemt.org/about-ems/emt-oath.

14. American Nurses Association. Code of Ethics for Nurses With Interpretive Statements. American Nurses Association, 2015.

15. National Women’s Law Center. Health Care Refusals Harm Patients: The Threat of LGBT People and Individuals Living With HIV/AIDS, https://nwlc.org/resources/health-care-refusals-harm-patients-threat-lgbt-people-and-individuals-living-hivaids/.

16. Schneider KT, Wesselmann ED, DeSouza ER. Confronting subtle workplace mistreatment: The importance of leaders as allies. Front Psychol, 2017, 8: 1,051.

  • Format
    Article
  • Duration
    1 Hour
  • Credits
    1 CE
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