LGBTQIA+ individuals experience significantly poorer health and barriers to healthcare, as well as broader psychosocial issues. Negative experience can have a significant impact on access to, and utilisation of, healthcare. This introductory module is an evidence-based, interactive course designed to equip physiotherapists with the skills and knowledge to enable appropriate, and culturally safe, provision of physiotherapy to individuals who identify as LGBTQIA+.
This course may also be valuable refresher training or CPD for experienced physiotherapists.
There are six topics and a quiz at the end:
This online course is targeted at physiotherapists working in Australia and includes resources and information about Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples; most of the content will be valuable and transferable for those outside Australia.
Dr Megan Ross, APAM, BPthy(Hons), PhD
On completion of LGBTQIA+ Affirming Physiotherapy - Part A, participants will be able to:
Funding for the development of this educational resource was through a Physiotherapy Research Foundation (PRF) 2019 Seeding Grant.
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