diversity, equity, LGBTQ+, professional development
LGBTQ+ community experiences health care and health disparities; some reasons include:
- barriers in care,
- negative attitudes,
- lack of awareness by healthcare providers.
Studies have found healthcare professionals are not adequately trained in LGBTQ+ care
Zapletal, OTD, MS, OTR/L, CLA, Audrey L. and Bell, PT, DPT, PhD(c), Karla A., "Professional Development LGBTQ+ Program for Faculty, Staff and Clinicians: Reported Month Post-Program Impact" (2023). Department of Occupational Therapy Posters and Presentations. Paper 86.