Posted: February 17, 2016

Cervical Cancer Screening 1


In this vignette a patient meets with a clinician to discuss her concerns prior to undergoing her first cervical cancer screening. The clinician explains the process and attempts to address the patient's concerns. This vignette is part of a clinical vignette series highlighting various aspects of the health of LGBT and gender nonconforming populations and is designed to give learners the opportunity to analyze clinician-patient communication strategies. The series can be used in a variety of ways from independent learning to small group learning to large group learning. Each clip is generally 3-5 minutes long with discussion questions and additional resources listed at the end of each scenario. In an ideal setting the learner would be able to practice the communication strategies identified after viewing the vignettes. Actors: Clinician - Sarah Peitzmeier, MSPH, Clinical Data Specialist, Fenway Health, The Fenway Institute; Chris (Patient) - Kristen L. Eckstrand, MD, PhD, Past Chair, AAMC Advisory Committee on Sexual Orientation, Gender Identity, and Sex Development, Associate Editor, MedEdPORTAL Differences of Sex Development Health Collection Founding Director, Vanderbilt University Medical Center Program for LGBTI Health.


LGBT, Health Promotion, Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Sexual Orientation, Gender Identity, Gender Non-Conforming, Clinician-Patient Communication


Kristen L. Eckstrand, MD, PhD, Vanderbilt University School of Medicine

Carey Roth Bayer, EdD, RN, CSE, Morehouse School of Medicine