GLMA is excited to announce new opportunities for involvement and advocacy through our trainee committee! The skinny: time flexible, skill-building involvement opportunities with short applications. The link to each application contains a full description page with outlined roles and expectations.
1) GLMA Ambassador
GLMA’s HPiT committee will highlight your accomplishments through social media and member emails. We will share an email or preferred contact information and announce your availability to help guide others seeking similar accomplishments. (Special thank you to Jona Tanguay, Cynthia Kuk, and Joshua Lidtke who took the time to spearhead this initiative and oversee its roll out!)
2) Queer Curricular Reform
Curricular reform combines advocacy and education while keeping those involved up to date on the clinical forefront of LGBTQ health. This committee’s efforts will provide its advocates with exposure to national health professional groups, knowledge of clinical best practices across disciplines, and the skills to advocate within health systems.
3) Social media
This will NOT be your college internship all over again! Social Media members will learn the current LGBTQ health advocacy landscape through generating content for social media and partnering with sibling organizations. Every movement has its message – help craft ours!
All are due October 6th, Sunday at midnight PST.
Sign up for committee updates and future opportunities here!
The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) Office of Civil Rights has released what they are referring to as “the final conscience rule protecting health care entities and individuals.” This rule is more broadly being referred to as the Denial of Care Rule, as it prohibits the government from penalizing practitioners or organizations for refusing to provide health care based upon religious conscience.
The president of GLMA, Gal Mayer, MD, has spoken out against this rule in no uncertain terms. In particular, he noted that, “The Denial of Care rule also stands in direct conflict with the Joint Commission and the major medical and health professional associations representing physicians, nurses, nurse practitioners, physician assistants, psychologists, social workers and other healthcare providers that have adopted standards to ensure all patients, including LGBTQ patients, are treated with respect and without bias and discrimination in all healthcare settings.”
The GLMA Nursing Section is in full agreement with President Mayer’s statement. It is absolutely unacceptable that HHS, whose mission is “to enhance and protect the health and well-being of all Americans” would issue a rule that facilitates denial of care for, among others, LGBTQ people.
The Code of Ethics for Nurses states in its first provision that “[t]he nurse practices with compassion and respect for the inherent dignity, worth, and unique attributes of every person.” It also states in provisions two and three that nurses prioritize the health and safety of the patient, both in terms of promoting health and safety and advocating for patients. Provision eight speaks to nurses’ obligation to protect human rights and reduce health disparities, and provision nine speaks to the importance of integrating social justice into both nursing and health policy.
In short, the American Nurses Association has made clear in over half the provisions of the Code that it is the responsibility of nurses to not only provide care to their patients based on their unique needs, but also to advocate for policies that ensure patients’ health and safety are protected. The Denial of Care rule, as Dr. Mayer stated in more general terms, is in direct conflict with the Code of Ethics for Nurses, and, in fact, requires nurses to speak out against this rule.
So, what can nurses do? Plenty, at many different levels. Talk about this rule with policy-makers in your workplace. Bring it up with any of your professional organizations. And most importantly, call your representative and ask them to support the Equality Act (HR 5/S 788).
This opportunity is open to all health professionals in training, including nursing students at all levels (pre-licensure, enrolled in a nurse residency program, pursuing an advanced degree). Official call for applications follows.
HPiT Co-Chair Call for Applications!
GLMA: Health Professionals Advancing LGBTQ Equality is seeking a motivated health professional student/trainee who has a passion for healthcare equality and strengthening their leadership skills to join the GLMA Board of Directors in the Health Professional in Training (HPiT) co-chair role. The one-year term begins in the fall with the opportunity for a one-year renewal.
The HPiT co-chair is the voice for the student and trainee members of GLMA. In addition to being a full voting board member, the position is responsible for co-chairing the HPiT committee, which is tasked with addressing issues important to GLMA student/trainee members. Students/trainees from diverse backgrounds including health profession and geographic locations are encouraged to apply. Residents and fellows are also eligible to apply.
DEADLINE to apply: April 8, 2019, at midnight (PST)
To learn more about the GLMA HPiT Board Member position, please reference the attached application.
Shown clockwise from top left, our education panel (Briget Maley, Tara Noorani, Dylan Avery, Eileen Glover, Todd Tartavoulle, Jessica Landry, and Mimi Snyder), Hector Vargas, Eileen Glover & Todd Tartavoulle, Regina Washington, Paula Neira, crowd shot, Christine Rodriguez, Page Baker & Rachel Neuschatz, Gal Mayer, and TaMara Griffin. Photos taken by Sarah Bassett. Collage by Diane Verrochi.
This year’s GLMA Nursing Summit was so jam-packed with amazing content that it would be impossible to convey it all in a single blog post. Therefore, there will be several! For now, an overview.
We opened with remarks from our Chair, Caitlin Stover, who set the tone for the day and the commitment to keep to our schedule so that we could hear from all our amazing speakers, some of whom are in the collage above. As is tradition, both GLMA’s executive director, Hector Vargas, and 2018 president, Gal Mayer, spoke briefly to welcome us and to voice their support of the Nursing Section.
Another tradition, started with the Portland Nursing Summit, is the Local Hero Award. This year, that award went to past chair Michael Johnson.
From there, we went into our speakers, listed here, and whose presentations you’ll hear more about in coming weeks.
While this was, of course, after the Summit and Conference, in light of the federal memo reported in the October 21 issue of the New York Times, it is important to note that GLMA has responded with vehement opposition to the attempt to narrow Title IX and other legal protections to a binary definition of gender based upon sex assigned at birth. The Nursing Section similarly stands with our transgender and intersex members and communities against this attempt to erase their identities, experiences, and legal protections.
With the awards gala last night, #GLMA2018 has come to a close. The Nursing Summit was amazing, and there will be plenty about it here in the upcoming weeks!
In the meantime, for those who either weren’t able to attend the Nursing Summit or meant to finish their paper survey but didn’t, here is your invitation to participate electronically in validating this assessment tool developed by the Nursing Section!
Nursing Setting Workplace Climate/Policy Study
We are conducting a needs assessment study of the workplace climate and policies for lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) people in nursing clinical and educational settings. We welcome your input on one or both of these settings, regardless of your own identifications. If you agree to participate, click on the link below to complete the survey. It takes about 10-15 minutes to complete. If you work in more than one setting, you can do the survey more than once, but make sure you focus on only one setting at a time. This study was approved by the IRB at San Francisco State University, and your participation is both voluntary and anonymous.
Please feel free to share this link with any other nurses you know who might consider participating. If you have any questions, feel free to contact Mickey Eliason (firstname.lastname@example.org) or Diane Verrochi (email@example.com).
Link to survey:
Meanwhile, stay tuned for an overview of the Nursing Summit as a whole and then the individual sessions!
If last week’s agenda post was a little overwhelming, fear not! We’ll share some of the details between now and October 10.
Our Keynote Speaker, Dr. TaMara Griffin, Sacred Soul SEXucator and Holistic Healer, will be speaking to us about the need for everyone, from clients to clinicians, to practice self care and heal old traumas. Not just the big capital-T Traumas, but also the little daily traumas that often go unaddressed.
Intrigued? Go check out her website and her books. She has some absolutely fascinating and thought-provoking things to say! And then get ready to come hear her speak at the Nursing Summit on October 10, 2018.
If you haven’t already registered, it’s not too late. We’re into the late registration period, but better late than never, and we’d love to see you!
Today is the last day to register without a late fee for the GLMA Nursing Summit. In case you are on the fence, here’s our agenda. It’s full of speakers and presentations you won’t want to miss!
|7:15||Registration and networking breakfast|
|8:00||Hector Vargas, JD, GLMA Executive Director
Gal Mayer, MD, MS, GLMA President
GLMA Nursing Section Leadership Team
Michael Johnson, RN, PhD, GLMA Nursing Section Past Chair
|8:30||Rachell A. Ekroos, PhD, APRN, FNP-BC, AFN-BC
|Sexual Violence among LGBTQ Idenfying Persons|
|9:15||Dawn Koonkongsatian, MSN Ed, RN, COI
|Healing environments for gender-diverse women|
|9:25||Amy Hequembourg, PhD
|The Role of Trauma in Alcohol Dependence among Sexual Minority Women|
|9:40||Paige Baker-Braxton, Psy.D.
Rachel Neuschatz, MSN, RN
|Centering the Narrative of TGNC Survivors: A Community Approach to Prevention & Intervention of Sexual Violence|
|10:25||Kodiak Soled, MSN, RN (anticipated to be completed by Sept 2018);
|Healthcare Provider Knowledge Gaps and Acquisition of Transgender Health Education|
|10:35||Christine Rodriguez, APRN, FNP-BC, MDiv, MA
|Transgender Health: A look at Gender-Sensitive Healthcare|
|11:00||Amy Daly MBA, BSN, RN CCRN
|Trans inclusive healthcare spaces|
|11:10||Regina Washington, DrPH
|Walking the Talk: Addressing E-ciggs in the LGBT community|
Workplace Climate Scale validation
|1:00||Jerome (Jerry) Steffe, MSN, MPH, ARNP-C
|VA Nurses providing care to LGB Veterans|
|1:10||Paula M. Neira JD, MSN, RN, CEN
|Serving Those Who Served: Caring for LGBTQ Veterans and Military Personnel|
|1:25||Dr. Tamara Griffin||Keynote|
|2:25||Wendy A. Ritch, MA, MTS
|Rise of the Queerburb – Relationships Among the Domestic Migration of LGBTQ+ Populations, Health Policy, Health Equity, and Health Care Provider Cultural Competence|
|3:00||Tara Noorani, BSN, RN, FNP Candidate
|The Integration of LGBT Health into the NHWSN Nursing Curriculum|
|Randy E. Gross PhD, RN, NP, CNS, WHNP-BC, ACNS-BC, AOCNP®, AOCNS®
|A Writing Assignment to Address Gaps regarding LGBT+ Health in the Curriculum for Associate Degree Nursing Students|
|Marianne Snyder PhD, MSN, RN
|Beliefs, Behaviors, and Experiences of Advanced Practice Nurses with Lesbian and Gay Patients: Qualitative Findings from a Mixed Methods Study|
|Eileen Glover, MSN, RN-BC, NEA-BC
|Patient satisfaction and culturally competent care for the LGBT population: a retrospective explanatory study|
|Todd Tartavoulle DNS, APRN, CNS-BC.
|Advocacy Training: Delivering Culturally Sensitive Care to LGBTQI Patients|
|3:45||Maria McQuade, MA
|Faith-based Healthcare and the LGBT Community: Opportunities and Barriers for Equitable Care|
|4:00||Bryan Kutner, PhD, MPH
|Stigma Toward Anal Sexuality is Linked to Discomfort in Health Care and Less Engagement in HIV Prevention among Cisgender MSM: Implications for Health Workers|
|4:10||Sarah Zollweg, RN, BSN
|Improving LGBTQIA Health: Nursing Policy Can Make a Difference|
|4:25||Caitlin Stover, PhD, RN
Continuing Nursing Education Credits
GLMA is approved by the California Board of Registered Nursing, Provider Number 16038, to provide nursing continuing education credits. The GLMA Nursing Summit is approved for 7.5 contact hours.
In order to cover GLMAs administrative costs, there will be a $30 charge for issuance of CE certificates. Those attending and claiming credit for the GLMA Annual Conference will only pay the administrative fee once (for both the Nursing Summit certificate and the Annual Conference certificate). CME is not available at the Summit. Please see the Registration Desk at the Summit for more information or to pay the fee.
This agenda is subject, of course, to last-minute adjustments. We hope nobody’s plane is canceled or delayed, for example, but if that (or similar) occurs for a presenter, the schedule will be adjusted accordingly.
We hope to see you there!
There are six days left to register for the GLMA Nursing Summit at the regular registration price!
In addition to the topics mentioned earlier, we will be having a panel discussion on innovative strategies for promoting awareness among healthcare providers. You won’t want to miss this, so save yourself a little money by registering to attend before the late registration fees go into effect on September 18!
Just a quick reminder that regular registration for the GLMA Annual Conference and Nursing Summit ends on September 17.
Topics that will be addressed at the Nursing Summit include
- transgender health,
- stigma and anal sexuality,
- sexual violence,
- sex work,
- trauma and alcohol among sexual minority women,
- religio-cultural competence and LGBTQ health, and
- health policy.
Our Keynote Speaker is Dr. TaMara Griffin, a certified clinical sexologist and sex therapist, from the The Gay & Lesbian Community Center of Southern Nevada.
After the Summit, Conference plenary sessions include
- Federal LGBTQ Health Policy Under the Trump Administration
- Treating the Whole Patient: Addressing the Lack of Community-Based Participatory Research for the DSD/Intersex Population and the Role of Patient Advocacy
- Sexual and Gender Minority Research at the National Institute of Health
- The New Normal: Increasing PrEP Uptake Using Digital Media
- Kimberly Clermont Memorial Lecture on Lesbian Health: Interventions for Healthy Aging Among Mature Black Lesbians: Recommendations Gathered through Community-Based Research
- Stanley Biber Memorial Lecture on Transgender Health: Providing Gender Affirming and Patient Centered Care to Trans Masculine Individuals: Findings from a National Survey of Trans Masculine Individuals
There is a preliminary program available so that you can see the wealth of other sessions planned.
You won’t want to miss this, so save yourself a little money and register before late fees start on September 18!