Gender-neutral Conversations with LGBTQIA+ Youth: Disclosure and Health Outcomes

1.0 NAPNAP Contact Hour. This continuing education activity is offered at a reduced rate to NAPNAP Members. This continuing education activity rate is 10$ for NAPNAP Members. For non- members, this continuing education activity rate is 20$. Sexual minority youth report stigmatization and negative reactions from healthcare providers when disclosing LGBTQIA+ status. Practice how to start the conversation through case discussion in an interactive learning module on LGBTQIA+ health. Focus group methodology was used to develop themes for module content: appropriate terminology, health disparities and interactive cases to demonstrate respectful communication about gender identity and sexual orientation. Participants will receive a toolbox of resources on caring for LGBTQIA+ youth. 

This continuing education activity is administered by the National Association of Pediatric Nurse Practitioners (NAPNAP) as an Agency providing continuing education credit. Individuals who complete this program will be awarded 1.0 NAPNAP contact hour, of which 0 is pharmacology content.

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Target Audience

Pediatric-focused advanced practice registered nurses

Learning Objectives

• Recall definitions of gender diverse terminology.
• Relate health disparities associated with LGBTQIA+ communities.
• Identify how discrimination and stigma associated with LGBTQIA+ youth impacts disclosure.
• Begin to create an inclusive environment and utilize respectful communication in your professional practice.

Course summary
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Brenda Cassidy, DNP, RN, MSN, CPNP-PC and Steven Cassidy
Dr. Cassidy is an associate professor and director of the pediatric and neonatal nurse practitioner programs at the University of Pittsburgh School of Nursing. She practices in a community pediatric primary care site and in the division of adolescent and young adult medicine at Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh and has worked with adolescents in multiple settings for more than 40 years. Dr. Cassidy is an advocate for LGBTQIA+ youth and strives to enhance nursing curriculum on best practices in LGBTQIA+ health. In addition to her educational research on LGBTQIA+ health, she teaches this content in two didactic courses in the DNP program. Dr. Cassidy precepts NP students in the Center for Adolescents and Young Adults and works with students to offer an inclusive environment for gender-diverse youth.

Available Credit

  • 1.00 Contact hours


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