29 January 2014 ~ 0 Comments

Talk it Out with your Doc (LGBT Health Literacy)

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Want to know how to better interact with your doctors, nurses, and their office staff? Unsure of how to determine if your doctor’s office is a safe and accepting space? Wondering how to find a provider who is LGBT friendly?

We’ll be providing information and real world examples of how to find a doctor you’re comfortable with, how to work with office staff, and how you can work with all of your providers to have the best health care possible.

We will use interactive theatre techniques, but you won’t be put on the spot. Everyone is encouraged to participate in a way that feels comfortable to them.

Although this is our second meeting, we’ll make sure you’re not behind. All materials from session one will be provided to you. So, please attend our informative, casual meeting!

Please register for free at: http://talkitoutwithyourdoc.eventbrite.com

Session 1

Thank you very much to those that participated on January 18th to our first meeting of the “Talk it Out with your Doc” series. Here are the links to the resources that were mentioned in the meeting:

Know Your Rights

Your Rights, Your Health is a joint publication of SAGE & PROMO Fund meant to provide you with basic information regarding the Affordable Care Act, Visitation Rights, Patient Protections, Health Care Durable Power of Attorney, Questions to Ask Health Providers, and Complaint Procedures. The brochure can be found at the following link: http://www.sagemetrostl.org/Resources

Understanding the HIPAA Notice

The Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996 (HIPAA) is a federal law that sets rules about who can look at and receive your health information. This law gives you rights over your health information and when it can be shared. It also requires your doctors, pharmacists and other health care providers, and your health plan to explain your rights and how your health information can be used or shared.
More information at: http://www.hhs.gov/ocr/privacy/hipaa/understanding/consumers/understanding-hipaa-notice.pdf and http://www.hhs.gov/ocr/privacy/hipaa/understanding/consumers/index.html

Durable Power of Attorney for Health Care

Establishing advance directives regarding future health care decisions can ensure that a person’s wishes are met and can also relieve families from having to make difficult decisions at a time of great stress. The Missouri Bar has developed and makes available as a public service a “Durable Power of Attorney for Health Care and Health Care Directive” for use by the general public. This form may be downloaded and/or photocopied as needed. There is no copyright on this publication. You can find it here: http://www.mobar.org/uploadedFiles/Home/Publications/Legal_Resources/Durable_Power_of_Attorney/final-dpa-forms-fillable.pdf

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