Inclusive and respectful communication with the LGBTQIA+ community

18 January 2023

Dr Jenny Setchell from UQ’s School of Health and Rehabilitation Sciences and Dr Megan Ross from UQ’s RECOVER Injury Research Centre featured on the Conference Conversations podcast by the Australian Physiotherapy Association.

In this episode, Dr Setchell dand Dr Ross discuss the importance of inclusive and respectful communication with patients and colleagues who identify as part of the LGBTQIA+ community.

Dr Ross said one of the biggest things is showing acceptance and respect that you value someone’s authentic identity.

“The effects of not using inclusive language is really significant," Dr Ross said. 

“It is important for us to use inclusive language and to be sensitive about people’s difference experiences when we are seeing them in clinic or in hospital.”

Listen to the episode