Monday, February 10, 2014

Medical Center Hour- February 12, 2013

Wednesday, 12 February 2014
12:30-1:30 pm
Jordan Conference Center Auditorium
University of Virginia School of Medicine

A John F. Anderson Memorial Lecture

Nancy J. Knauer JD
I. Herman Stern Professor of Law and Director of Law & Public Policy Programs
Temple University, Beasley School of Law, Philadelphia PA

Chadrick Lane, Class of 2014, School of Medicine, UVA

At a time when lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) individuals enjoy unprecedented social acceptance and legal protection, many LGBT elders face the daily challenges of aging isolated from family, detached from the larger LGBT community, and ignored by mainstream aging initiatives. These elders are more likely to be single, childless, financially insecure, fearful of encountering bias in health care settings, and socially isolated. And the continuing silence surrounding LGBT elders has left many of them underserved and at risk. This Medical Center Hour makes the case that increased cultural competency measures are necessary within medicine and society to help older LGBT persons overcome barriers to successful aging and to ensure that we are all taking good care of our LGBT elders.
Co-presented with qMD