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CME Courses

Creating a Welcoming Environment For Transgender Patients and Families

All Specialties

Faculty

John B. Steever, M.D.
John B. Steever, MD is a medical practitioner and Assistant Professor of Pediatrics at Mount Sinai Adolescent Health Center in Manhattan, New York. As director of special programs at the Mount Sinai Adolescent Health Center, Dr. Steever oversees Project IMPACT (Improving Access to Care and Treatment), our program to provide both comprehensive treatment, support and care for young people living with HIV; and HIV prevention services such as testing, PrEP and PEP to young people at risk for HIV. All services are confidential and free. We are thrilled to see Dr. Steever recognized for his commitment to providing high-quality care to vulnerable young people, regardless of their ability to pay. As the Health Champion for HIV Medical Services, Dr. Steever strives to provide quality health care to youth who are in need. He also is the primary medical provider of the Transgender Health Project.

Description

This educational activity is designed to update physicians and other health care professionals to become more familiar with caring for the transgender patient and overcoming the barriers to care. Participants will learn about ways in which health care providers can support transgender patients in navigating these challenges and improving their health outcomes.

Some transgender patients are more likely than their heterosexual peers to experience negative health and life outcomes. It is critical for health care providers to have access to the resources they need to ensure their transgender patients are protected and supported. The ED often is the access point of choice for transgender patients who may be reluctant to interact with providers. Experts say there is a need for training and education of how to present a gender-affirming healthcare environment. Recommended steps include a review of policies, along with corresponding changes to electronic and paper intake forms to ensure that the language used is inclusive of all genders. While blanket discrimination may be declining, experts note that some providers are uncertain about how to interact with a transgender patient.

Number of Credit HoursHackensack Meridian Health is accredited by the Medical Society of New Jersey to provide continuing medical education for physicians.
Hackensack Meridian Health designates this enduring material for a maximum of 1.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in this activity.
Cost$0.00

Overall Learning Objectives

At the completion of this educational activity the participant should be able to:

  1. Create a safe and welcoming environment for transgender patients and families
  2. Appreciate legal and regulatory compliance
  3. Utilize the EMR in an effective manner

Accreditation

Hackensack Meridian Health MH is accredited by the Medical Society of New Jersey to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

Hackensack Meridian Health MH designates this enduring material for a maximum of 1.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in this activity.

Method of Participation

This internet enduring presentation is an educational video presentation. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in this activity. In order to receive full credit, physicians must complete the entire educational activity. At the end of the video presentation, please return to this page to complete a multiple choice test. Participants must also complete the online post-activity course evaluation form to receive credit.