Notes from SEIU Nursing Conference

Hi amazing nurses I met at the SEIU conference! Thanks for the great discussions! Here are some of the resources I referenced during my presentation, we didn’t really get to the scenarios because everyone already brought up their own scenarios (which was perfect) so I’ve included them here as well. Don’t forget if you need help, reach out to me! I am available my email (kellidunham@gmail.com) or text (215.964.1963). You can also call, but sometimes I’m a little slower with that.

A resource I meant to mention during the workshops but didn’t: A brand new book by Kimberly D Acquaviva, LGBTQ Inclusive Hospice & Palliative Care, is a great resource not just for the information about hospice/palliative specific care but for the broad overview it provides about historical barriers to care and ways to encourage colleagues to provide competent care.

RESOURCES FROM SCENARIOS

SCENARIO#1:  NOT REACHING LGBT PATIENTS WITH SMOKING CESSATION PROGRAMS

Name: Fenway’s Health Education Center Reducing Tobacco Use in LGBT Communities How Providers Can Help
Site: http://www.lgbthealtheducation.org/wp-content/uploads/Reducing-Tobacco-Use-in-LGBT-Communities-Final1.pdf

How to Run a Culturally Competent LGBT Smoking Cessation Group
Site: http://lgbttobacco.org/files/Bible.pdf
Note: Targeted for folks creating programs from scratch in their communities.

Name: CDC Smoking Cessation Tips From Former Smokers
Site: http://www.cdc.gov/tobacco/campaign/tips/groups/lgbt.html
Note: This contains links to video tips from former smokers who are members of the LGBT community.

Name: LGBT Healthlink: Order LGBT Culturally Competent Smoking Cessation Materials
Site: http://www.lgbthealthlink.org/order-materials
Note: Includes infographics, posters etc targeting the LGBT community.

SCENARIO #2: ALL GENDER BATHROOM “PEOPLE SHOULD STAY AS GOD MADE THEM” RESPONSE

Name: LGBT Task Force Links to Resources for ALL Communities of Faith
Site: http://www.welcomingresources.org/multifaithlinks.htm

Name: HRC’s Faith Position Page
Site: http://www.hrc.org/resources/faith-positions
Note: This site contains links to the official positions of many major world religions in regards to LGBT people and issues.

Name: I’ll Go With You
Site: http://www.illgowithyou.org/
Note: A campaign that encourages allies to be available to accompany trans folks to the bathroom or other places they may face discrimination or violence. Lots of excellent information that points to the importance of all gender bathrooms.

SCENARIO #3: REACTION TO OLDER LGBT COUPLE DISPLAYING AFFECTION

NameL The National Resource Center on LGBT Aging
Site: https://www.lgbtagingcenter.org
Note: This can be your first stop for all things regarding providing care and resources for LGBT older adults.

When Health Care Isn’t Caring: Older Adults Living with HIV
Site:https://www.lambdalegal.org/sites/default/files/publications/downloads/whcic-insert_lgbt-older-adults-and-older-adults-living-with-hiv.pdf

No Golden Years At the End of the Rainbow: How a Lifetime of Discrimination Compounds Economic and Health Disparities for LGBT Older Adults
Site: http://www.thetaskforce.org/static_html/downloads/reports/reports/no_golden_years.pdf

Nurses’ Health Education About LGBT Elders
Site: http://www.nursesheale.org/
Note: This is a curriculum (available for purchase and developed by the Howard Brown Health Center) to help fill the knowledge gap for nurses about the health needs for LGBT older adults.

OTHER SITES, RESEARCH REFERENCED IN PRESENTATION

Name: Joint Commission’s Guide to Culturally Competent Care of LGBT Persons
Site: https://www.jointcommission.org/assets/1/18/LGBTFieldGuide_WEB_LINKED_VER.pdf
Note: Contains lots of great info about coding sexual orientation and gender identity in electronic health records.

Name: Fenway’s LGBT Health Education Center
Site: http://www.lgbthealtheducation.org/lgbt-education/learning-modules/
Note: Contains powerpoint presentations on many different aspects of LGBT health including information about Pep and Prep, Achieving Health Equity for LGBT People, caring for LGBT young people, older adults etc. They also have webinars that are FREE and offer CMEs and CEUs!

Name:Fenway’s LGBT Health Education Patient Brochure Explaining SOGI Questions
Site: http://www.lgbthealtheducation.org/wp-content/uploads/2016/08/SOGI-Patient-Handout.pdf
Note: This is printable patient brochure that answers the question: “why are you asking me about sexual orientation and gender identity?”

OTHER RESOURCES OF INTEREST

Need access to  rigorous, independent research on sexual orientation and gender identity law and public policy?
Name: The Williams Institute
Site: http://williamsinstitute.law.ucla.edu

Need a resource to teach students about the history of HIV AIDS especially in the LGBT community?
Name: United in Anger: An Oral History of ACT UP
Site: http://www.unitedinanger.com/

Need info targeted for primary care providers learning about hormone replacement therapy for trans folks?
Name: Lyon Martin’s Hormone Therapy Cheat Sheet
Site: https://transline.zendesk.com/hc/en-us/articles/229373288-Hormone-Therapy-Cheat-Sheet

If you need more comprehensive information about trans health check out:
Name: UCSF Center for Excellence in Transgender Health
Site: http://www.transhealth.ucsf.edu/trans?page=guidelines-home

Need a book that includes stories and essays about LGBT health written both by lay people and by providers AND that includes diverse voices and an intersectional lense?
Name: The Remedy: Queer and Trans Voices on Health and Healthcare edited by Zena Sharman
Site: http://www.writetheremedy.com/
Note: I have an essay in this book and recommend it highly but have no economic interest in promoting it.


KELLI’S WRITING / RESOURCES ABOUT LGBT HEALTH

If you’d like me to come to your event, college, health system etc all my booking information can be found on my website:
http://www.kellidunham.com/booking/about-health/

Please email me (kellidunham@gmail.com) or phone/text me (really! You can: 215.964.1963)) if you need any resources, information etc. I might not have every answer, but I’m glad to help search for what you might need or connect you as I am able.

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