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Empowering adolescent patients

| Jan Adams

The Eau Claire City-County Health Department is hosting an 'Empowering Adolescent Patients' training session. Attendees have the chance to earn CME or CNE credits at the training, but they must RSVP by Wednesday, April 25th.

Natalie Bailey, Lauren Kuhlman, Abby Jameson, and Robbie Ottestad are UW-Eau Claire senior student nurses working with the Eau Claire County Health Department for their leadership practicum (NRSG 428). They are hosting a training for current and future healthcare professionals focused on improving communication with adolescent patients and bringing awareness of LGBTQ+ client concerns, such as anxiety about being judged or doctors not being as well versed in issues facing their community. The goal is to improve the healthcare experience of teens so that they are comfortable seeking care when needed. Other agency participants include Providers and Teens Communicating for Health (PATCH) and Safe Spaces Chippewa Valley.

The event will be held on May 9th from 1-5 PM at the Jail Conference room in the Eau Claire County Government Center. There will be food and beverages provided and the event is FREE to students. 


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