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 Improving Care for Sexual and Gender-identity Minorities Recording
Presented by David Kozishek MA BCC

90 Minutes (1.5 CE hours)

$55/member; $95/nonmember
Item Number: WebR1109
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Price: $95.00
This webinar will provide a basic understanding of the health care needs of people who are considered to be a minority due to their sexual and/or gender identity. This population includes people who are lesbian, gay, bisexual or transgender (LGBT).

Participants in the webinar will learn about the many diverse categories that exist within the continuum of sexual and/or gender identity in contemporary society; will become familiar with commonly used terminology used to describe those identities; and will gain insight into the experience of people who are viewed as a minority due to sexual or gender identity when they seek out health care. An overview of health disparities research in the LGBT community will be presented within a context of the pursuit of social justice, and within a context of providing non-judgmental care for the whole person - mind, body and spirit.

The premise of this webinar is that an increased understanding of people who are see as "different" because of their sexual or gender identity will increase chaplains' ability to provide professional spiritual care for this population in health care settings.

When you purchase this webinar recording, you will receive a PDF file with links to watch the recording and access supplemental materials directly from our website. You'll be able to hear and see the complete presentation, including Q&A with the audience.

Learning Objectives

1. Become familiar with the language and terminology used to discuss sexual and gender identity.

2. Develop an understanding of barriers experienced by LGBT people when seeking health care and their effects on health outcomes.

3. Learn about the new CMS rule on same-sex hospital visitation rights, and how to help LGBT patients and families with end-of-life planning.


David Kozishek BCC is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Family Medicine, and the Center for Ethics & Humanities in the Life Sciences at Michigan State University, College of Human Medicine. He is responsible for providing leadership in the spirituality and medicine components of medical student and resident training in the College of Human Medicine. He teaches professionalism, and medical ethics and humanities across all four years of the medical school curriculum.

Kozishek has a BA degree in philosophy, theology and psychology; and a BA/MA degree in Religious Studies from the University of Louvain in Belgium. He is currently a PhD candidate at the Institute for the Medical Humanities at the University of Texas Medical Branch in Galveston, TX. His PhD work has focused on Health Care Ethics, Literature and Narrative in Medicine, and the History of Medicine. David completed a two-year CPE residency at Hennepin County Medical Center in Minneapolis, MN and is board-certified with the Association of Professional Chaplains.