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LGBTQ+ Microaggressions in Health Care
January 23, 2020 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
The LGBT Center at the University of Louisville is hosting the Affirming Healthcare Series. The first lecture of the spring is from noon to 1 p.m. Jan. 23 at the University of Louisville’s School of Dentistry, Room 124 at 501 S. Preston Street. FREE lunch with RSVP! Registration for each lecture is separate from registration for the entire series.
- Identify what microaggressions are and why they’re harmful
- Discuss microaggressions common to LGBTQ+ folks in health care settings
- Determine how to reduce microaggressions in clinical encounters
- Learn ethical listening and effective uptake skills to allow patients to be better heard and understood
Bio: Lauren Freeman is an associate professor of philosophy at the University of Louisville. She is also an affiliated faculty member in the Department of Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Studies and a core faculty member in the M.A. program in Health Care Ethics. She works in the areas of feminist bioethics, analytic feminism, bioethics, and philosophy of medicine. Her research considers the question of how members of marginalized groups are oppressed in both obvious and subtle ways within the context of science, medicine, health, and health care. She has edited a special issue of the International Journal of Feminist Approaches to Bioethics on the topic of feminist phenomenological approaches to bioethics, medicine, and health, has co-edited a book called Microaggressions and Philosophy (Routledge 2020), and is writing a book called Microaggressions in Medicine. She is also the editor of The American Philosophical Association’s Newsletter on Feminism and Philosophy.