CCSF 10-21-2017

LGBT Medical Case Scenarios: An Experiential Learning Perspective

The presentation consisted of reviewing LGBT medical case scenarios through the lens of medical interpreter students. The class divided into small breakout groups, which allowed an experiential learning perspective. After discussing a particular case as a smaller group, the group would present the case to the whole audience with Dr. Holt as the facilitator.

The audience consisted of medical interpretor students. Afterwards we had a book signing for both of the books PRIDE.

Audience feedback/impact of this presentation:

Fantastic presentation. Brought so much knowledge. Many thanks. I learned sex vs gender, pronouns, etc. Had a great impact. It has given me tools that I can use personally. -M

Educational. Useful. I learned term definitions and ideas on affirmations to help a patient feel more comfortable and safe. Presentation had big impact. Will use what I learned today to inform others (i.e. spouse). -F

Incredibly engaging and important workshop on how to be an ally to the LGBTQ community. I learned definition of “gender queer”, making clinical settings more welcoming to the trans community and that gay orientation is formed by genes, hormones, male birth order, and epigenetics (AKA it is multifactorial). I feel much more empowered to have these important types of conversations with others. I hope to be able to educate others on LGBTQ issues. -M

This is really interesting and amazing. I am so surprised that I now know the facts of LGBT. It is really helpful and I would like to know more about this absolutely. LGBT topics are a totally new field for me. It is amazing that I learned the basic concept and how to open the door for these people, which is really helpful. Be supportive with no assumption and judgment and ask open-ended questions and no pushing. This activity is really helpful. I learned a lot from my classmates. Discussion solved my confusion, too. -F

Love the talk. Learned a lot. Learned defining terms, the spectrum of the word “queer”, to ask open ended language, and the importance of affirmations. Learned to be a more sensitive ally. -F

Great lecture related to a new field for us. I learned gender identity, sexual orientation and other terms on trans. And the ways how to deal with these challenges in a clinic as an interpreter. Also how to arrange a comfortable place at a clinic for a trans patient. Treat trans patients with care.-F

Great training. Great way of learning! I learned the differences between gender, sex and sexual orientation. Good ways to open the door to a friend or relative who may be confused about his/her sexual orientation or identity. The term “queer” impacted me in how many teenagers identify themselves or present themselves as “queer”. -F

Great learning scenarios. I learned not to make assumptions, to treat people with respect in general regardless of sexual orientation. I will show more compassion, sensitivity, and understanding. -F

Very interesting and helpful to know in our interpreting field. This will impact the way I phrase questions towards the LGBTQ community and how I can correct myself if I made a mistake. -M

Very good class. It helps me understand more about the LGBTQ community. I will be more careful and sensitive when interacting with the LGBTQ community. -F

I would like this presentation be accessible to Latino/Asian/African American communities outside the healthcare setting in order to build a more tolerant and educated society. I learned how to use proper vocabulary, specifically the words queer, gender dysphoria, and gender nonconformity. Sex is the body and gender is the mind. This presentation will allow me to make people feel welcome and accepted. Education/knowledge will allow me to help them appropriately and make them feel safe. -F

I learned the difference between sex and gender, sexual orientation and gender identity, and gender nonconformity vs. dysphoria. This presentation made me think of one of my friends who turned gay after he broke up with his girlfriend. At that time I thought that he was still in the mental trauma from separation from his girlfriend. Now I realize that maybe in his heart, he already considered himself gay, but had just not realized it yet. -F

I learned sex is the body and gender is the mind. I am open to help others now and I will apologize if I offended somebody calling them something they don’t want to be called. -F

Always respect their feelings. Whole society should have more education about this. I learned sex is the body and gender is the mind. If you don’t let then come out, this could make them distressed. Be tolerant. Be supportive. I didn’t understand people could be so distressed. I realize it from today’s class. Should be supportive! -F

Great. Very outspoken to the general public. I learned the difference between sex, gender, sexual orientation, and other terms. Doctor himself is a “surgeon of LGBTQ related terms”. He helped me dissect and clarify my confusions in these terms I am usually not exposed to. -M