261: Globally gay: treating gay patients the world over

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Author(s): 
R.Taibjee, S.Sutton
Co-Chair, UK Gay and Lesbian Association of Doctors and Dentists, London, United Kingdom
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Presentation type: Workshop
Learning Outcomes: Learn about the vitally important specific health problems and inequalities that Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgendered (LGBT) patients experience.
Gain a global perspective on the human rights of LGBT people and their effect on health
Make your service as welcoming and inclusive as possible
Learn how to train your team on LGBT issues
Content: Being facilitated by family physicians with a special interest in LGBT Health and Medical Education, this will be a one hour workshop with active participation from all. Small -group learning will allow participants to explore their own experiences and ideas, and help delegates cover a difficult and often delicate area. They will gain tools to help cascade their learning to their practice teams and colleagues.
The workshop will start with a video extract from an e-learning module to stimulate discussion, followed by use of a self-assessment validated homophobia scale, where the participant will review their own values and preconceptions.
We will look at the international position on gay health and rights and lessons that can be learned, and provide an overview of proven specific health inequalities of LGBT patients that every family physician should know. We will in particular look at some of the barriers patients report in discussing their sexuality with their doctor. Finally we will try to dispel commonly held preconceptions about gay men and lesbians and examine the truths about the lives LGBT people lead.

Disclosure: No conflict of interest declared