January 15, 1997

Meeting medical needs of gay community is focus of Wayne State seminar

Medical providers and health care workers can learn how to better serve their gay clients by attending the Wayne State University seminar, "Meeting the Health Care Needs of the Gay, Lesbian and Bisexual Community."

The fourth-annual seminar is slated for 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Friday, Feb. 21, 1997, in the McGregor Memorial Conference Center at WSU. Cost of the seminar is $40, including lunch.

Marjorie Hill, commissioner to the Workers Compensation Board for the state of New York, will be the luncheon keynote speaker.

The gay and lesbian community has faced devastating health care issues over the last 15 years due to the AIDS epidemic. Seminar participants can learn more about their clients' needs by attending a variety of seminar workshops including primary health care needs; living with grief and loss; how to choose a physician or therapist; how to work with clients suffering from addiction; confidentiality; enhancing patient-doctor relationships; building and maintaining healthy long-term relationships; aging; creating a safe health care office environment; and protecting your rights to decision making in the medical setting.

Reservations are required and can be made by calling the WSU Office of Community Relations at (313) 577-2246.

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