CMR Institute developed an eModule – Providing Affirming Healthcare to LGBTQ+ Communities – to help our clients and learners increase their understanding of this community. The module includes important LGBTQ+ terminology and concepts, describes the health disparities faced by LGBTQ+ communities, and identifies ways to provide optimal healthcare to the LGBTQ+ populations. Updates have recently been made to the eModule to address the continuing evolution and understanding of the needs of this underserved patient population.
Recent years have especially brought an awareness of the fact that the healthcare needs of LGBTQ+ communities are not being met. This module provides information describing the specific needs of patients or clients who identify as lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, gender nonconforming, queer, or question their sexual orientation or gender identity and expression (“LGBTQ+”).