Can We Talk? LGBT Health Workshop

Can We Talk? LGBT Health Workshop
Participant, patient advocate
Can We Talk Invitation_06-04-2014

About the Workshop

  • “Fishbowl Exercise”: Two concentric circles of chairs where health care providers and patients share experiences and challenges that both groups often encounter
  • Purpose is to understand each side of LGBT health (caring for LGBT patients/coming out to your physician)

Goals of the Workshop

  • Create welcoming and affirming health care practices for LGBT individuals in order to reduce health care disparities in the LGBT community
  • Increase understanding, comfort, and confidence talking about LGBT issues
  • Appreciate the value in talking with non-LGBT individuals about LGBT issues
  • Learn how to take a leadership role in these conversations
  • Understand the issues that LGBT individuals deal with every day that non-LGBT individuals take for granted