Lgbt Patients And Healthcare

Cultural Competence In The Care Of LGBTQ Patients

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The lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, or queer/questioning (LGBTQ) community consists of a cross-cultural broad range of community members and includes all races, ethnic and religious backgrounds, and socioeconomic status. The healthcare needs of the lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, or queer community should be considered to provide the best care and …

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Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, And Transgender Health: Creating

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Conclusions: LGBT patients' health needs are not being adequately met in many healthcare settings due to inadequate education and preparation of healthcare providers, including nurses. Lack of access to safe, appropriate, and affirming healthcare services increases the risk of poor health and persistent health disparities. Implications for practice: As the largest professional …

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Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, And Transgender Health CDC

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The perspectives and needs of LGBT people should be routinely considered in public health efforts to improve the overall health of every person and eliminate health disparities. More Gay and Bisexual Men LGBT Youth Lesbian and Bisexual Women Resources Transgender Persons Health Services Data and Statistics Source: CDC.

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Treating LGBT Patients: Creating A Medical Practice That

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Panelists recommended that physicians consult the Fenway Guide to Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender Health, which addresses important issues facing patients and physicians, including caring for LGBT patients of different age groups, information on the development of gender identity in children, sexual health and HIV prevention.

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RACGP Care Of Older LGBTI People

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The healthcare needs of older people who identify as lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and intersex (LGBTI) have largely been ignored in the healthcare system. The launch of the National LGBTI Ageing and Aged Care Strategy (Strategy) in 2012 highlighted the discrimination and health inequalities faced by older LGBTI people. 1 The Strategy

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RACGP Transgender Health

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Dr Vincent Cornelisse, GP and sexual health physician at a clinic with a focus on lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer and/or intersex (LGBTQI) health, understands that awareness of transgender and gender-diverse identities has traditionally been somewhat limited, but he believes this is changing.

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Providing Inclusive Care For LGBTQ Patients

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Meeting the Health Care Needs of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender People: The End of LGBT Invisibility. This webinar provides an overview of LGBT health disparities, demographics, and terminology, as well as key strategies for bringing high quality care to LGBT people at health centers and health care organizations. (CME/CEU available) Creating an Inclusive …

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A Doctor's Guide To Caring For LGBT Patients — What Every

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In a recent survey, 80 percent of healthcare providers said they felt uncomfortable asking a patient about their sexual orientation, but only 10 percent of LGBTQ patients said they would choose not to disclose it. Specifically, it’s imperative for physicians and specialists to have an understanding of:

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Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, And Transgender Health Healthy

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LGBT health requires specific attention from health care and public health professionals to address a number of disparities, including: LGBT youth are 2 to 3 times more likely to attempt suicide. 18 LGBT youth are more likely to be homeless. 19, 20, 21 Lesbians are less likely to get preventive services for cancer. 22, 23

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Caring For The LGBTQ Community’s Health Issues

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And as chairman of the national Gay and Lesbian Medical Association nursing group, Johnson often helps to develop sensitivity training for nurses and other health professionals who want to learn how to better serve lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer patients. “Some members of the LGBTQ community avoid seeking healthcare services because of previous …

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Addressing Barriers To Shared Decision Making PubMed

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Effective shared decision making (SDM) between patients and healthcare providers has been positively associated with health outcomes. However, little is known about the SDM process between Latino patients who identify as lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, or queer (LGBTQ), and their healthcare providers.

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AntiLGBT Discrimination In US Health Care HRW

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While not limited to LGBT people, gay and bisexual men and transgender women may be more in need of HIV-related health care, including treatment for those who are living with HIV and access to

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Frequently Asked Questions

Do lgbt patients face barriers to access to health care?

A substantial body of research indicates that lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) populations across the United States encounter significant barriers to health care.

What do studies tell us about lgbt health care?

Studies of physician knowledge, attitudes, and barriers that do exist at all reflect LGBT health care broadly without transgender health care specific data (28, 29). Further, there has been no meaningful attempt either to determine the specific work force needs to provide care nor any attempt to determine the current status of that care.

How can physician practices be lgbtq friendly?

Physicians who create an environment where all patients feel welcome can better meet their patients' often complex health care needs. Find recommended standards of practice with lesbian, gay, bisexual or transgender patients and additional resources to assist making your practice LGBTQ-friendly.

What are the health risks associated with lgbt health disparities?

Lack of access to safe, appropriate, and affirming healthcare services increases the risk of poor health and persistent health disparities. Implications for practice: As the largest professional healthcare workforce, nurses can have a significant role in reducing the health disparities LGBT patients face.

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