Developed by SHINE SA in partnership
with ModMed Institute
LGBTIQ stands for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, intersex, queer or questioning.
We acknowledge that even this acronym has many variations and does not cover all sexually and gender diverse people. Dr Milton Diamond stated 'Nature loves diversity, society hates it'. Society tries to create boxes and labels which people can conveniently fit into. But people are so much more diverse than boxes and labels.
Many of those who work within the health profession have the desire to practise inclusively, to use the right terminology and to be accepting of sexual and gender diversity – but don’t feel they have the knowledge, skills or confidence to do this.
This course provides an overview of the key concepts for people working with LGBTIQ individuals.
"The need to ensure that the rights of LGBTIQ people are respected has recently received increased attention and support. However, despite significant progress in this effort, discrimination against LGBTIQ persons persists ..."
UNHCR Assistant High Commissioner for Protection
Why Understanding LGBTIQ?
Leading the way in delivering education to increase your confidence engaging with patients who may identify as lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, intersex and queer (LGBTIQ) people.
We now have an online training program for all health professionals from student through to medical practitioner, nurses and their teams.
This online course aims to fill the information gap about how health practitioners can better interact with LGBTIQ people and is a blueprint to LGBTIQ-inclusive practice.
Through understanding, knowledge, practical tips and clear “do’s” and “don’ts”, you’ll be able approach patients with confidence and work with them to achieve better health and well-being outcomes.
This interactive, engaging course is specifically designed to provide the insights you need and practical steps and resources you can use immediately to improve your practice.
This course is approved for 4 RACGP QI&CPD points
in the 2017-19 triennium