It’s important to approach members of the LBGTQ community with respect and use their preferred pronouns. This is because many people in the LBGTQ community have experienced discrimination and violence, and using their preferred pronouns is a way to show that you’re an ally.

When providing care to LBGTQ patients in emergencies, it’s essential to be aware of the unique challenges they may face. For example, some transgender patients may not have updated their ID documents to reflect their current name and gender identity, leading to confusion and delays in care. It’s also important to respect a patient’s privacy rights – for example, asking permission before disclosing their HIV status to others.

By respecting and understanding the unique challenges LBGTQ patients face, you can provide the best possible care in emergency situations. This respect falls under professionalism and is thus critical to offering ethical medical care. Being respectful can build the relationship required to provide excellent patient care.

For this episode our host Andy Little is joined by Patricia Capone (who leads the conversation), and guests Katie Holmes and Carlos Jaquez to discuss this important topic!


Listen to the Episode


Resources on this topic:


Medical Student Resources you should check out:


Looking For More?

More from Andy, Tanner, John, and Drew: Be sure to subscribe to our newsletter for more information about what the team is reading, listening to and so much more!

More of your favorite EM Over Easy content: As always, you can find more of your favorite EM Over Easy content by following us on TwitterFacebook, and Instagram! Also, please rate us on your favorite podcasting app or by visiting MedForums.

As the OFFICIAL podcast of the ACOEP, be sure to check out the ACOEP by visiting to learn more and to sign up for one of their many CME offerings.

Better than our educators- Med Student Over Easy

Leave a Reply

%d bloggers like this: