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Categories of Cultural Competency Clinicians

Who can benefit from cultural competency training in healthcare? No matter the title, these categories of service-oriented individuals can develop the confidence and compassion essential to providing excellent care to LGBTQ+, Sexual Gender Minority (SGM) and a broad range of diverse patient populations. Aspiring Clinicians Before a healthcare hero earns the proper licensure, he or […]

3 Steps to Clinical Cultural Competence

Clinical and educational settings are increasingly recognizing the importance of cultural competence and diversity and inclusion in the workplace. As a professional seeking to develop your own expertise, and if you are passionate about connecting your teams with the same, you can start by taking three key steps. 1. Be Aware Look around you. The […]

LGBTQ+ Patient Trends

All patients’ needs are different and diverse, and every physician wishes to provide the best care and treatment for each encounter. It is important to consider LGBTQ+ healthcare trends that may impact provider and patient outcomes as well as overall wellness. Emergency Room Frequency It is estimated that only 26% of U.S. emergency room physicians […]

Understanding Bias and Patient Impact

Every person has a complex mind of their own, filled with memories, perceptions, experiences, and knowledge. All of these pieces help shape one’s identity, how one sees himself or herself, and how he or she sees the world as a whole. Bias is a byproduct of these factors. Defining Bias The term “bias” refers to […]

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FACEBOOK LIVE VIDEO: AUTHOR INTERVIEW WITH DINA PROTO

Check out this Facebook Live video with Dina Proto, RN, about her book launch of Identity Impact: When Society’s Expectations Collide with the Authentic Self. Dina is interviewed by Jenn Grace of Publish Your Purpose.


PODCAST: THE OUT ENTREPRENEUR WITH RHODES PERRY – EPISODE 44

As a Registered Nurse, Author, and Speaker, Dina Proto offers compelling insight into the health issues of those within the LGBTQ community. Dina’s spirited approach motivates engagement to foster change by creating compassionate awareness of the health care inequalities faced by those in the LGBTQ community, how they are created, and how to overcome them. When Dina isn’t busy with her business, she’s focused on supporting other business owners affiliated with the Las Vegas LGBTQ Chamber of Commerce.


 

QVEGAS MAGAZINE WOMEN’S ISSUE  

Published on Jan 1, 2013

Ladies First! 2013 Women’s Issue featuring Dina & Dina of Teazled –a greeting card company. Find out where Las Vegas ladies hang out. Learn more about domestic violence in the LGBT community and grab some tips on purchasing life insurance for those you love. Plus Q&A with Frenchie Davis, Best of QVegas Nominations, and OUTMusic Award Winners. Click to read more.


SENTIMENT GETS INCLUSIVE, THANKS TO LOCAL LGBT CARD COMPANY TEAZLED

The trip to the greeting-card aisle can be an agonizing one, sifting through the overly sentimental and the inappropriately funny. But what if none of the cards actually works, say, if you’re looking for a wedding card for two brides or a Father’s Day card for two dads?

Enter Teazled, an LGBT-owned greeting-card company based here in Las Vegas. Dina Proto, who co-owns Teazled with her wife Dina “Dom” Poist-Proto, says a Mother’s Day card made by their daughter was the seed. Read more.