Colton Sayers, OTR/L, CNS
UC Health, Cincinnati, Ohio
Earn: .25 CEU’s (2.5 contact hours/3.0 PDU)
LGBTQIA+ individuals continue to be a population that is constantly scrutinized and suffers many consequences such as poor access to healthcare. With the unique needs of this population, occupational therapy practitioners may not be equipped or are unaware of these specific health disparities due to sparse educational initiatives. This course will provide OT students, faculty, and practicing clinicians’ greater knowledge and understanding of the unique characteristics of LGBTQIA+ individuals to enhance meaningful lives and participation in valued occupations.
Contained within this course are 2 modules. The first is an introduction to LGBTQIA+ experiences, historical events, and current state of OT education. The second module covers the application of information to the OT intervention process.
Following these course modules, the learner will be able to:
1) Describe how knowledge gaps and implicit bias impact equitable healthcare for the LGBTQIA+ population.
2) Identify how LGBTQIA+ historical and legislative events have fostered health inequities and shaped how this population accesses healthcare.?
3) Recognize improvements needed within OTP education regarding health considerations for the LGBTQIA+ community.
1) Define LGBTQIA+ specific terminology related to sexual orientation and gender identity.
2) Identify ways in which to create an inclusive therapy environment.
3) Examine how established LGBTQIA+ programming principals could be applied to their own practice.
Audience: All occupational therapy practitioners
Level of Difficulty: Introductory
Aspects of Occupational Therapy Domain covered: Occupations (health management, social participation), psychosocial client factors, contexts.
Aspects of Occupational Therapy Process covered: Populations, DEI, Program Development