Sixth Annual Interprofessional Forum on Ethics and Religion in Health Care
What the Golden Rule Really Means in Serving the LGBTQ+ Community
Thursday, Nov. 7, 2019
University of Maryland, Baltimore
519 W Fayette St.
Baltimore, MD 21201
Gender identity, sexual orientation, and spirituality each play a part in forming our sense of self, our core values, and how we define community. Historically, health care systems and organized religions have not made efforts to identify the special needs of LGBTQ+ individuals and accommodate them, whether due to ignorance or bias. In this unique forum, we explore what the Golden Rule mandates in meeting ethical duties to promote well-being and "do no harm" for LGBTQ+ individuals seeking health care services. We welcome health care providers, ethics committee members, members of faith communities, and anyone interested in serving as an ally for the LGBTQ+ community as we explore ethical issues related to access and inclusion in health care delivery.