The LGBTQIA+ community in America is becoming more visible as the percentage of adults that identify as part of the community has doubled since 2012. Nutrition professionals can be key players in the healthcare team for this community by taking simple and practical steps to be more inclusive and affirming in their practice, but many still lack understanding of the community's fundamentals and needs. This session will clarify concepts and terminology, provide ways that nutrition professionals can affirm all LGBTQ+ individuals in the clinical environment and provide tools for use when conducting a nutrition assessment on a member of this community.
Planned with the Clinical Nutrition Management Dietetic Practice Group
CPE Level: Level 2 (intermediate knowledge/experience)
- 1.7.4 Implements strategies and creates culturally sensitive and diverse resources to support diverse populations.
- 8.1.1 Interprets and applies evidence-based literature and standards for determining nutritional needs of target audiences.
- 10.1.1 Leads intra- and interprofessional teams to identify, develop, implement and evaluate valid and reliable nutrition screening tools and procedures.
- Define and distinguish sex assigned at birth, gender identity, gender expression, and sexual orientation.
- Identify attributes of inclusive and affirming communication including what we need to know, how to ask, and what to do if we make a mistake.
- Apply clinical reasoning to sample nutrition assessment cases of transgender patients.
- J. Joy Gero
- Mary Pat Turon-Findley