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Cultural Competence and Considerations in Physical Therapy for LGBTQ+

Course #: 03-1434

Price: $18.00

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Please Note: This course has varying hours depending on the type of credit you need. See Below.

  • Louisiana Physical Therapy Board: 1.75 Hours
  • All Other Organizations: 2.00 Hours
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CEU Course Description

As the healthcare industry continues to evolve, it is essential that physical therapists and physical therapist assistants are equipped with the knowledge and skills necessary to provide inclusive and sensitive care to all patients, including those who identify as lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer/questioning (LGBTQ). Cultural competence is crucial in providing effective healthcare services and building trusting relationships with patients from diverse backgrounds from oneself as a provider. In the case of LGBTQ individuals, like other marginalized populations, the lack of cultural competence among healthcare professionals can result in healthcare disparities and negative health outcomes. Through this course, physical therapists and assistants will gain a deeper understanding of the LGBTQ community, their unique healthcare needs, appropriate communication strategies, reasons for seeking physical therapy care, and resources to refer to for support. 

CEU Course Objectives

  1. Review methods to provide patient-centered and inclusive care to those who identify as part of the LGBTQ+ community.
  2. Summarize common reasons that the LGBTQ+ community seeks physical therapy.
  3. Identify community and support groups that the LGTBQ+ community may benefit from being referred to by a physical therapist.
  4. Review the background of LGBTQ+ rights and marginalization and understand appropriate language and communication strategies that are appropriate in addressing individuals

CEU Course Outline

Introduction 0.15 Contact Hours
Background on the LGBTQ+ Community 0.55 Contact Hours
Physical Therapy Care Considerations 0.60 Contact Hours
Resources 0.30 Contact Hours
Case Study 1 0.15 Contact Hours
Case Study 2 0.15 Contact Hours

0.10 Contact Hours 

Total Time = 2 hours

Instructional Level: Introductory

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Course Date: 2023-08-15

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