Over the years, healthcare providers have strived to improve the way they provide care for patients who identify as LGBTQIAP+. In some cases, a provider makes the decision to seek out both social and clinical education to provide the best level of care to this patient demographic. Other times, a provider may be instructed to comply with institutional guidelines which they may agree or disagree with. For this discussion, you will debate the topic of a hospital publicly announcing a position on healthcare for the LGBTQIAP+ community.
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You are on the leadership team of a non-profit, regional hospital. The hospital recently issued an internal policy requiring increased sensitivity, competence, and annual training for all staff on improving care delivery for LGBTQIAP+ patients. Your leadership team is debating publicly announcing the hospital’s policy. The hospital is in a very conservative state. Many of your patients, donors, and volunteers have religious affiliation.
WE ARE ASSIGNED A TEAM:
FAVOR or OPPOSITION
I AM ON THE “OPPOSITION TEAM”
In your group, select two arguments for
your assigned position.
For each argument include a brief explanation (under 400 words) and rationale for why you have selected it.
Additionally provide at least three references (URLs are acceptable) that support this argument.