Caring for the Gender Diverse Patient
This continuing education program will provide the Care Coordination and Discharge Planning staff with a review of definitions relevant to gender identity, biological sex, sexuality, and gender expression. It will review the use of pronouns, especially they/them and common neopronouns ze/zir, ve/ver with gender diverse individuals and discuss the importance of their use demonstrating inclusion as a part of routine patient-staff introductions. In addition , the program will review the importance of asking patients open-ended questions related to sexual activity and identity and will review how the 21st Century Cares Act can impact the gender diverse patient experience. With this learning , staff should be better able to listen to gender diverse patients talk about their experience in medical settings and be more open to questions related to providing services to our gender diverse patients who seek care with UPMC Magee-Womens Hospital.
Nurses and Social Workers
The learner will be able to understand the differences between gender identity, biological sex, sexuality , and gender expression
The learner will be able to address errors of misgendering and deadnaming with the patient , peers, and coworkers
The learner will be able to enhance interactions with patients and their support persons in a way that is gender inclusive
The learner will be able to document patient interactions in the electronic health record in a way that is affirming and culturally competent
The learner will be able to build skills and knowledge to effectively advocate for the gender diverse patient in a medical setting
Raven Hilfiker LSW
Diane Klingensmith RN
In support of improving patient care, the University of Pittsburgh is jointly accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME), the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE), and the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC), to provide continuing education for the healthcare team.
Nursing (ANCC) - The maximum number of hours awarded for this Continuing Nursing Education activity is 1 contact hour.
As a Jointly Accredited Organization, University of Pittsburgh is approved to offer social work continuing education by the Association of Social Work Boards (ASWB) Approved Continuing Education (ACE) program. Organizations, not individual courses, are approved under this program. State and provincial regulatory boards have the final authority to determine whether an individual course may be accepted for continuing education credit. University of Pittsburgh maintains responsibility for this course. Social workers completing this course receive 1 continuing education credit.
- 1.00 ANCCUPMC Provider Unit is accredited as a provider of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation
- 1.00 ASWB
- 1.00 Attendance