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Nurses’ Health Education About LGBTQ Elders (HEALE) Curriculum

January, 26 2017

An educational curriculum for nurses on how to provide sensitive care to elderly LGBTQ clients

nurses elderly lgbtq careThis six-part curriculum—designed specifically for nurses—focuses on developing competency in providing care to lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer elders. It consists of six parts (~one hour each):

  1. An Introduction to the LGBTQ Elder Population
  2. Barriers to Health Care and Health Disparities
  3. Sex and Sexuality of LGBTQ Elders
  4. Legal Concerns of LGBTQ Elders
  5. Introduction to the Transgender Community
  6. HIV and Aging

The curriculum is downloadable free of charge, and continuing education units (CEUs) are available for nurses upon completion of each of the six modules.