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cultural competency, health disparity, LGBTQ, stigma, Synergy Model for Patient Care, unrestricted visitation



  1. Lim, Fidelindo DNP, CCRN
  2. Paguirigan, Medel EdD, RN-BC
  3. Cernivani, Daniel BSN, RN


Abstract: Members of the lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer (LGBTQ) community have historically faced prejudices, often resulting in significant health disparities. Critical care nurses have a duty to provide all patients, regardless of their sexual orientation or gender identity, with the best possible care. This article examines a framework for LGBTQ-sensitive care as well as best practices and additional resources.