Charity Johansson and Sabrina Fogleman to present workshop on LGBTQ-friendly healthcare at national conference
Charity Johansson and Sabrina Fogleman have been selected to present an educational workshop to physical therapy providers on LGBTQ-friendly healthcare in October 2014 at the American Physical Therapy Association's Educational Leadership Conference.
Johansson and Fogleman's presentation entitled, "Wait, do I say 'he' or 'she'? Interacting effectively with LGBT and sexual minority clients," addresses existing assumptions and biases among healthcare providers and their effects on LGBTQIA clients.
Workshop participants will explore appropriate use of current terminology, evidence-based practices that address the healthcare needs of sexual minorities, and becoming advocates for sexual minority patients in the healthcare setting
The Educational Leadership Conference, sponsored by the APTA's Section on Education, will be held Oct. 10-11, 2014 in Kansas City, Missouri. The conference focuses on shaping the future of physical therapy education. Johansson is a professor of physical therapy in the School of Health Sciences. Fogleman is currently a second-year student in Elon's DPT program.