Keeping patient care as priority one

Medical professionals who understand the diverse and unique health care needs of LGBTQ patients are key to competent, compassionate health care. Lack of that understanding as well as the stigma and disparities experienced by many non-heterosexuals can compound these populations’ health problems.

Achieving intolerance for intolerance

Equipping health care students to provide competent, respectful care for all patients, including lesbian, gay, bisexual, transsexual and questioning populations, is both a challenge and an imperative for institutions like DMU. It’s not about being “nice”; it’s a critical aspect of educational and professional excellence.

Caring for the Spectrum of Difference

At a time when diversity among Americans – in terms of race, ethnicity, socioeconomic status and many other factors – has never been greater, it’s imperative the University prepare future health professionals who can provide effective, culturally competent care to all. But what does “cultural competency” entail?

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