To create more awareness and better prepare early-career physicians to care for LGBTQ+ patients, a team from the University of Toronto have developed a new LGBTQ+ health workshop for resident physicians.
Drs. Tehmina Ahmad, Michael Scott and Jacqueline James, a professor with the Department of Medicine, alongside Wilson Center Researcher Miranda Schreiber, developed this workshop as a way of calling attention to the unique needs and health disparities faced by LGBTQ+ people.
The workshop supports the following objectives:
- Recognize the intersecting historical and present-day barriers that exist for 2SLGBTQ+ persons affecting health promotion and healthcare access and how to apply this understanding to patient care
- Recognize 2SLGBTQ+ people are at increased risk for multiple adverse health outcomes and are at heightened risk for COVID-19 infection as well as being harmed by the negative consequences of social distancing
- Apply practical tips on how to provide safe and respectful care for the diverse needs of 2SLGBTQ+ patients, especially those who are Black and Indigenous
- Learn about community and other resources to support and improve care