Helping medical professionals talk to patients about race and gender identity
Sensitivity when talking about race and gender identity is paramount for medical professionals — and so is the need to be able to discuss these topics in a sensitive way when providing care to patients.
A toolkit to guide CT State Medical Society’s medical professionals in becoming more comfortable asking sensitive questions around race, ethnicity, sexuality, and gender helped to instill this mindset. Sensitive information is important data that enables medical professionals to provide the best care to patients.
The toolkit, including a data collection guide, workshop activity sheets, and posters, was distributed for use among CTSMS’ partner facilities. Branded to feel upbeat, friendly and human, it worked to start a dialogue that would encourage use of the information and transparency with patients.