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Join us Tuesday, September 19th at 7 to 8 pm EST on Zoom for this one-hour webinar on “Words Matter: Inclusive Language in Medicine,” presented by Dr. Cyndi Gilbert, ND. 1 CEU (Cultural Competency, approval from OBNM).
- Identify stigmatizing, othering, and appropriating language in clinical practice.
- Explore strategies for introducing inclusive clinical language.
- Review best practices and scenarios for using inclusive language in clinical, research-based, and policy settings.
Equitable healthcare requires a shift in clinical language. Words, from reception services to clinical intake, words can help or hinder, both therapeutic relationships and health disparities. This presentation will explore histories of stigmatizing, othering, and appropriating language common in medical environments. Strategies used to minimized enacted stigma related to sociodemographic identity markers (race, sex/gender, sexual orientation, (dis)ability, etc…) such as mirroring, person-first and identity-first approaches and intersectional examples of inclusive language will be reviewed through the use of scenarios. By the end of this session, participants will feel more confident in their abilities to build upon inclusive clinical practices, research environments, and policy development.
Dr. Cyndi Gilbert, ND (she/they) is a naturopathic doctor, author, and faculty member at the Canadian College of Naturopathic Medicine (CCNM). Cyndi develops, coordinates, and delivers equity, diversity, and inclusion / cultural humility / anti-racism anti-oppression curriculum and policies naturopathic schools, private clinics, and non-profit organizations. Providing care to those who are all too often stigmatized or ignored in wellness circles, Cyndi has a primary clinical focus working with LGBTQ2SIA+ and racialized communities, people who use drugs, are homeless, living with disabilities, seropositive, precariously employed, and facing mental health challenges. Cyndi is a queer/spawn, mad White Ashkenazi settler and lives in Toronto with their family.
This webinar is free for all registrants.
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