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Exposed & Naked: The Doctor is “Out”!
Raise Your Voice
Mary E Bartlett, DNP, APRN, FNP-BC, AAHIVs, Linfield School of Nursing|
Workshop Block 1: Saturday, October 21 - 10:30 AM - 12:00 PM
The health issues we face as members of the LGBTQI community are complex and rarely a part of mainstream medical or nursing education. If our providers of health services are not educated to meet our needs, how are we to ask questions that affect our health? This session will answer many basic questions about the health needs of our community from safer sex to recommended screenings to the basics of HIV care. Ask the questions you would want to ask your primary care provider or specialist and get answers that you can understand. Education and knowledge are power. Understanding your health and the health of those you love is essential to make change in the curriculum of the next generation of health care providers.
Dr. Bartlett has been a Family Nurse Practitioner and HIV specialist for 17 years. For 10 years she worked as the Founding Medical Director for HAVEN Free Clinic, a collaboration between the Yale Schools of Nursing, Medicine, Physician's Associates and Public Health and the Fair Haven Community Health Center. Currently she teaches at the Linfield Good Samaritan School of Nursing here in Portland, OR. She is the co-author of a new chapter on family nursing for the LGBTQ community that will be published in December 2017.