The Association of Registered Nurses of BC

LGBTQ+ Friendly Practice:

Providing Culturally Appropriate Care
to LGBTQ+ people

Since the 1960s' there has been a steady increase in social acceptance and equality for Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, and Queer or Questioning (LGBTQ+) people in Canada. The decriminalization of homosexuality, the beginning of the gay liberation movement, and the several legal victories in the 1980s' were significant in advancing LGBTQ+ rights. While there have been steady gains throughout the years, many LGBTQ+ people continue to face discrimination, stigma and stereotyping which impacts their health and well-being. As a health care professional, are you aware of the unique issues that LGBTQ+ people face within health care? Do you understand the differences between sex, gender, sexual orientation or gender identity? Are you aware of the ways in which you can improve the care you provide to LGBTQ+ people? Join us for this webinar as we explore these questions.

Webinar Goal

To improve nurses' ability to provide culturally appropriate care to Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, and Queer or Questioning (LGBTQ) people.

Objectives

By the end of the webinar, participants will be able to:
  1. Articulate the differences between sex, gender, sexual orientation, and gender identity
  2. Identify key dates that have shaped current landscape of LGBTQ+ rights in Canada
  3. Identify the current issues that LGBTQ+ people face within the healthcare system
  4. Identify health issues that LGBTQ+ people may be more vulnerable to
  5. Identify ways in which nurses and all healthcare professionals can provide appropriate care to LGBTQ+ people

This webinar was presented by:


Zak Matieschyn, BSN, MN, RN, NP (F)
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Darach Seaton, RN, BSN
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