Videoconference to Boca Raton Regional Hospital - Conversations in Ethics: October 23, 2019

October 23, 2019

Research reveals health disparities when comparing heterosexual with gay, lesbian and bisexual youth and adults, as well as transgender and non-transgender populations. Gay and bisexual patients are at greater risk for cardiovascular disease, sexually transmitted diseases, obesity, and substance use. Even more dramatic health disparities, including higher incidence of suicidal ideation and feeling rejected by healthcare providers, is found among patients who identify as intersex, transgender, or gender non-binary. What can each medical professional do to help reduce these disparities, and provide more affirming patient care, interpersonally and in the larger health system environment? How can medical professionals navigate ethical dilemmas that can arise when serving these patients?

Join us as Dr. Lauren Abern, OB/GYN from Planned Parenthood of South, East, and North Florida, and Joseph Zolobczuk, MS Ed. from YES Institute, open a conversation about these topics. The presentation will include a panel of patients and their families who will share their personal experiences within healthcare settings, and engage in dialogue focused on improving care delivery and health outcomes.

Target Audience

Physicians, Psychologists, Physician Assistants, Nurse Practitioners, Nurses, Social Workers, Occupational Therapists, Pharmacists, Respiratory Therapists, Clinical Chaplains, Medical Students, and other interested healthcare professionals.

Registration is required. Please log in to register.

Learning Objectives

  • Engage in authentic dialogue on the topic of gender and sexual orientation in medical care. 
  • Examine unconscious bias and assumptions in the medical care for gay, bisexual, and transgender patient populations.
  • Identify the primary medical and mental health concerns for individuals and their families who are dealing with gender transitioning and sexual orientation social stigma.
  • Appropriately address common ethical dilemmas that arise when serving this patient population.
  • Access primary community-based, mental health, and medical resources and referrals available to youth, adults, and families in the target populations.
Course Summary
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Event starts: 
10/23/2019 - 6:00pm EDT
Event ends: 
10/23/2019 - 8:00pm EDT
Boca Raton Regional Hospital Dawson Theater
United States

Baptist Health South Florida is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians. Baptist Health has been re-surveyed by the ACCME and awarded Commendation for 6 years as a provider of CME for physicians.

Baptist Health South Florida designates this live activity for a maximum of 2 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

This activity has been approved for 2 credit hours, CE Broker Course #20-126978, by the Florida Boards of Medicine, Osteopathic Medicine and Psychology (2 hours), and by the Florida Council of Physician Assistants.

This activity has also been approved for 2 credits for Nurses, Pharmacists, Occupational Therapists, Respiratory Therapists (personal growth), Social Workers and Dietitians. Baptist Health South Florida CE Broker Provider #50-182.

Please login or register for a Baptist Health CME account to take this course.