On November 28th, the Peer Medical Foundation’s Education Committee hosted the first workshop of its new “Providing Effective Care for 2SLGBTQIA Patients” series. This workshop was designed to serve as an introduction to the LGBTQ+ population and its relationship with health and the health care system. In particular, the workshop discussed essential terminology relevant to LGBTQ+ patients, the history of the LGBTQ+ community with an emphasis on its interactions with medicine, and the current health inequities faced by memberse of the LGBTQ+ community. The workshop also featured a presentation by Jake Farr, a mental health counsellor with expertise in providing care for LGBTQ+ patients, who discussed the barriers that currently exist and prevent LGBTQ+ patients from getting the quality of care they deserve, as well as what healthcare professionals can do to address these inequities.
For those who were unable to attend, we are happy to provide the recording below: