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Digital Seminar

Unique Needs of LGBTQIA+ Individuals in Primary Care

Jennifer Bidey, DNP, CRNP, FNP-BC
2 Hours 01 Minutes
Audio and Video
Feb 01, 2024
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Explore the nuanced landscape of diverse healthcare needs within the LGBTQIA+ community, gaining practical tools to create a welcoming environment in primary care. From tackling mental health disparities to navigating the intricacies of gender-affirming care, this session equips clinicians with the knowledge and skills to provide compassionate, inclusive, and comprehensive care for every individual. 


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All members of the PESI, Inc. planning committee have provided disclosures of financial relationships with ineligible organizations and any relevant non-financial relationships prior to planning content for this activity. None of the committee members had relevant financial relationships with ineligible companies or other potentially biasing relationships to disclose to learners.  For speaker disclosures, please see the faculty biography.

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NOTE: Tuition includes one free CE Certificate (participant will be able to print the certificate of completion after passing the online post-test (80% passing score) and completing the evaluation). Instructional methods will include PowerPoint, didactic lecture, and others.

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Earn up to 2.0 CE hours. Please see below, for more details, as credit amounts vary by state and profession. 

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PESI, Inc. is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians. PESI, Inc. designates this enduring material for a maximum of 2.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™. This activity was originally recorded on 02/01/2024. It was last reviewed on 04/09/2024 and is valid until 04/08/2027.


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PESI, Inc. is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians. PESI, Inc. designates this enduring material for a maximum of 2.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™.

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Jennifer Bidey, DNP, CRNP, FNP-BC's Profile

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Jennifer Bidey, DNP, CRNP, FNP-BC, is a nurse practitioner dedicated to serving the LGBTQIA+ community. Her current role is as a nurse practitioner and medical director of the LGBTQIA+ Affirming Practice at Haddonfield Primary and Specialty Care, Jefferson East. She specializes in gender affirming care, gender affirming hormone treatment, PrEP, and primary care.


Speaker Disclosures:
Financial: Jennifer Bidey has employment relationships with Jefferson Health and Plume. She receives a speaking honorarium from PESI, Inc. She has no relevant financial relationships with ineligible organizations.
Non-financial: Jennifer Bidey is a member of the Health Professionals Advancing LGBTQ Equality, The Society of Permanent Cosmetic Professionals, and The American Association of Nurse Practitioners.®


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  1. Analyze the diverse healthcare needs within the LGBTQIA+ community, recognizing specific challenges and disparities across different identities. 
  2. Identify communication strategies and tools to foster an inclusive environment in primary care settings for LGBTQIA+ individuals. 
  3. Identify and address mental health disparities affecting LGBTQIA+ individuals, and integrate culturally competent approaches into mental health support. 
  4. Address specific healthcare needs, including sexual and reproductive health, hormone therapy, and gender-affirming care, to enhance comprehensive and inclusive primary care for LGBTQIA+ patients. 


The Imperative for LGBTQIA+ Inclusive Care in Primary Settings 

  • Understanding the Diversity of LGBTQIA+ Healthcare Needs 
  • Holistic Overview: Health Disparities Across Identities 
  • Navigating the Spectrum: Unique Needs  


Beyond Labels: Recognizing Intersectionality in Health 

  • Healthcare Challenges and Disparities 
  • Addressing Mental Health Disparities 
  • Tackling Access Barriers to Quality Care 
  • The Impact of Stigma on Health Outcomes 


Crafting Inclusive Practices for Comprehensive Care 

  • Language and Communication: Tailoring Approaches to Affirm Identity 
  • Safe Spaces: Fostering Physical and Emotional Well-being 
  • Cultivating Trust: Understanding the Importance of Cultural Competency 


Specific Healthcare Approaches 

  • Sexual and Reproductive Health Needs 
  • Hormone Therapy and Gender-Affirming Care 
  • Mental Health Support: Strategies for Inclusive Counseling 


Case Studies and Best Practices 

  • Showcasing Successful Models of LGBTQIA+ Inclusive Primary Care 
  • Real-World Scenarios: Practical Solutions and Patient-Centered Approaches 
  • Recap of Key Takeaways 
  • Practical Steps for Inclusive Care 

Target Audience

  • Nurse practitioners
  • Physician Assistants
  • Physicians 
  • Nurses
  • Other Primary Care Professionals


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