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June’s Topic: “Your Patient’s Gender Identity: Why It Matters”

June 7, 2023
6:30pm – 7:30pm (EST)

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Allison M. Funicelli, MPA, CCLA, ARM, CPHRM, DFASHRM
AVP, Risk Management Group

Gender identity is more than how a patient outwardly expresses oneself. How a person dresses or acts does not determine their gender. Transgender people may experience discrimination or stigma in their day to day lives including bullying, physical assaults or hate crimes and often experience higher rates of depression and anxiety. It is important to understand why a patient’s identity and expression matters and to create a trusting patient-provider relationship when treating a transgender patient. The session will review the difference between sex assigned at birth, gender identity, gender expression, and sexual orientation and discuss issues psychiatrists need to consider when treating transgender patients and provide ways to mitigate risk when treating this patient population.

CME Instructions

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Accreditation Statement

In support of improving patient care, this activity has been planned and implemented by the American Psychiatric Association (APA) and The Pennsylvania Psychiatric Society. The American Psychiatric Association (APA) is jointly accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME), the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE), and the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC), to provide continuing education for the healthcare team.


The APA designates this live activity for a maximum of 1.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits ™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

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