Best Practices for Collecting Patient Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity Data

⏰ 15 Minutes plus optional activities

📜 Certificate of Completion

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Welcome to Best Practices for Collecting Patient and Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity Data, an exciting asynchronous eLearning experience designed to equip you with the necessary skills, tools, and best practices to collect sexual orientation and gender identity (SOGI) data as required by Washington state law.

In this course, you will gain a thorough understanding of why collecting SOGI data is crucial in hospitals and health centers and how to create a welcoming and respectful environment for patients. You will learn about the different terms related to sexual orientation and gender identity, their intersectionality, and how to differentiate between them. Through interactive activities and real-world scenarios, you will develop practical skills to communicate effectively with patients while collecting their SOGI data.

By the end of this course, you will have gained the necessary knowledge and skills to interact with patients in an affirming way, using best practices to ensure their SOGI data is collected respectfully and inclusively. Whether you are a healthcare professional or administrator collecting SOGI data in healthcare settings, this course will empower you with the right tools to improve patient care outcomes through positive and inclusive interactions.
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This course will enable you to:

 Communicate to patients why hospitals and health centers collect sexual orientation and gender identity information

 Explain to patients and colleagues the definitions and differences among some sexual orientation and gender identity terms

 Apply best practices and strategies to interact with patients in an affirming way

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