Cultural Competence: Caring for the LGBTQ Patient

The lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, or queer/questioning (LGBTQ) community consists of a cross-cultural broad range of community members and includes all races, ethnic and religious backgrounds, and socioeconomic status. The healthcare needs of the lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, or queer community should be considered to provide the best care and avoid inequalities of care.

This activity reviews the evaluation and treatment of members of the LGBTQ community and highlights the role of the interprofessional team in caring for patients that are members of this community in a professional, ethical, and caring manner.

Target Audience

Pharmacists & Pharmacy Technicians

Learning Objectives

Pharmacists

At the completion of this activity, pharmacists will be able to:

  • Define LGBTQ
  • Describe social and health issues which affect LGBT community.
  • Outline changes in current health system to overcome barriers to the provision of healthcare to LGBT persons.
  • Review strategies to enhance skills, knowledge, and training of healthcare professionals to care for LGBT persons.

Pharmacy Technicians

At the completion of this activity, pharmacy technicians will be able to:

  • Define LGBTQ
  • Describe social and health issues which affect LGBT community.
  • Outline changes in current health system to overcome barriers to the provision of healthcare to LGBT persons.
  • Review strategies to enhance skills, knowledge, and training of healthcare professionals to care for LGBT persons.
Course summary
Available credit: 
  • 2.00 ACPE Pharmacist
    The George Washington University School of Medicine and Health Sciences is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education as a provider of continuing pharmacy education.
  • 2.00 ACPE Pharmacy technician
    The George Washington University School of Medicine and Health Sciences is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education as a provider of continuing pharmacy education.
Course opens: 
12/18/2018
Course expires: 
12/18/2021
Abrar Hussain, PhD, R.Ph
The George Washington University Hospital 
Department of Pharmacy
 

Disclosure 

In accordance with the ACPE's Standards for Commercial Support, The George Washington University Office of Continuing Education in the Health Professions (CEHP) requires that all individuals involved in the development and presentation of CPE activity content disclose any relevant financial relationships with commercial interest(s). CEHP identifies and resolves all conflicts of interest prior to an individual’s participation in an educational activity.
 
The following faculty, planners, and staff report they have no relevant financial relationships with commercial interest(s):
 
Abrar Hussain, PhD, R.Ph

Accreditation for Pharmacists

 

The George Washington University School of Medicine and Health Sciences is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education as a provider of continuing pharmacy education.
 
ACPE Universal Activity Number: 0536-0000-18-021-H04-P
Initial Release Date: December 24, 2018
Expiration Date: December 24, 2021
Activity Type: Knowledge-based
CPE Credits: 2 (0.2 CEUs)
Activity Fee: $10.00
 

Accreditation for Pharmacy Technicians

 

The George Washington University School of Medicine and Health Sciences is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education as a provider of continuing pharmacy education.
 
ACPE Universal Activity Number: 0536-0000-18-021-H04-T
Initial Release Date: December 24, 2018
Expiration Date: December 24, 2021
Activity Type: Knowledge-based
CPE Credits: 2 (0.2 CEUs)
Activity Fee: $10.00
 
 

Instructions for Claiming CME Credit 

To obtain credit for completing this activity, participants must view the activity in its entirety, complete the assessment with a grade of 70% or better, and complete the evaluation questions.
 

Available Credit

  • 2.00 ACPE Pharmacist
    The George Washington University School of Medicine and Health Sciences is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education as a provider of continuing pharmacy education.
  • 2.00 ACPE Pharmacy technician
    The George Washington University School of Medicine and Health Sciences is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education as a provider of continuing pharmacy education.
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Required Hardware/software

Computer and internet access are required to complete this activity.