CCSF 2-9-19

LGBTQ Medical Case Scenarios: An Experiential Learning Perspective

The presentation consisted of reviewing LGBTQ medical case scenarios through the lens of City College of San Francisco 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 the book PRIDE, which were donated to the students compliments of Dr. Holt.

Audience feedback/impact of this presentation:

It is a great learning experience. I learned how to approach a friend, a family member, or someone in the medical field in regards to gender and sexual orientation.

Thank you so much for such an inspirational/powerful speech. I’ve never had any ideas about how to differentiate the LGBT identities until I heard what you shared. I learned the difference between sexual orientation vs. gender identity; ways to open the door for anyone who is struggling with their sexual orientation or gender identity; and that trans person can come out at any age.

The vignettes are very interesting and they support learning. Thank you very much. I learned about individual struggles. Let us continue to find solutions and continue to love one another regardless of differences.

Thank you for coming today! I really learned a lot. I will make sure to always be aware of how I use my words when I interpret for people of different identities and sexual orientation.

Thank you for sharing all of the information. I learned the psychological impact/affect of ‘coming out’ in terms of timing and making decision.

Generally, I learned a lot of new things about LGBTQIA. The most important thing I learned is how to approach and address patients/clients who are LGBTQIA.

Vignettes definitely stimulate thoughts on the community and promote understanding of the various aspects and characteristics of the community. I learned the social issues the community faces and the resulting potential health disparities they may suffer. I am more sensitive to how I can interact with this community in order to better help them in my interpreter role.

Thank you so much for coming and teach us about LGBTQIA community. I learned things I didn’t know before and now I can apply this knowledge when I start working as an interpreter and in my social life as well. This talk reinforced that it doesn’t matter how we identify ourselves, we are still human beings and differences don’t make us worse or better people.

I really appreciate you coming to our class to speak. It was very helpful. I learned to be more sensitive to all because we don’t want patients to be uncomfortable. We want them to feel safe to talk about anything.

I learned to say ‘we are all on a spectrum’, to use the word ‘trans’, and how to introduce myself buy using ‘I am _____ and I go by she/her. And you are?’

Thank you so much for sharing your story. It is truly inspiring – especially because there are people struggling even with all the resources. I loved this talk and all the cases because I feel more prepared about the approach towards LGBTQIA patients. Also, I will use a rainbow pin to open the door to conversations.

Great presentation. I learned how to communicate with someone who is uncomfortable or may not want to disclose sex, gender, or self identification; to ask open ended questions; and use non-gendered language.

I really enjoyed listening to you speak. I learned how to open the door for LGBTQIA. Also, I learned more information about LGBTQIA such as no assumptions and to be more understanding.

It was great to finally know what LGBTQIA really stands for. I learned how to react or how to talk to people who are struggling. Also, the way to welcome them: rainbow flag, intake form, pronoun, bathroom… mindblower. I never thought of these ways.

I have a deeper understanding of LGBT; more open minded and accepting; and probably can save a life.

Awesome. This presentation should be available in every college, high school, middle school, etc. I know more about how to interact with LGBTQ people more appropriately and respectfully. Thank you so much for doing this.

I learned the difference between gender and sex. Better understanding of client population.

Good opportunity to reflect on gender issues. I will be more conscious of using terms to help patients feel safe.

Thank you very, very much for sharing your story. I wish my country is more open-minded regarding LGBTQIA. I am sure there are many people who want to know about you and need help from you!

It’s a very beautiful and inspiring talk. I learned how to treat others with respect as a peer and a human. ‘Follow your heart and passion and doors will open’.

Inspiring, powerful story! Thank you for sharing. Always great to hear different ways of how to navigate difficult situations and the exact phrases.

Great scenarios to practice. I learned the hardships that trans have to deal with in health related things.

It was an amazing opportunity for me to understand LGBTQIA more and better. Thank you so much. Everything was so important for me to learn.