Nursing Resources on Caring for Patients who are LGBTQ+ 

Patients who are LGBTQ+ may have complex health needs and often experience health disparities. Affirming care is critical to ensuring patients receive culturally competent and clinically appropriate care. Use the resources below to provide the best care everywhere to all patients.


LGBTQ+ [NCPD Collection]
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Use the articles in this collection to update your knowledge of terms related to the LGBTQ+ community, recognize challenges and healthcare disparities, review assessment strategies that will encourage communication, apply strategies conducive to providing inclusive and affirming care, and identify nursing interventions to improve outcomes.

Let’ Make Humanity Stronger [Nursing Blog]
Care without judgement and best care everywhere. That’s what the nursing profession is about; we care for everyone and advocate for health equity, diversity, and inclusion for all people. The past several years have brought attention to the fact that as a country, we are still facing a divide where race, ethnicity, gender, sexual orientation, and health equity are concerned. Weekly, and sometimes daily, we see the division in the news, or we witness it firsthand. Where is our humanity? Keep reading…

Affirming Care for LGBTQ+ Patients [Pocket Card]
Part of treating patients with dignity and respect is addressing patients by the appropriate name and pronouns. Continue to educate yourself to improve communication and patient care.

Transgender Health [Guideline Summary]
This guideline summary is based on the 2021 ACOG Committee Opinion on Health Care for Transgender and Gender Diverse Individuals and offers guidance on affirming and inclusive care, preventative care, and hormone therapy.

Quick Quiz

To create a gender-affirming environment, which of the following measures are appropriate?
When performing health screening, use open-ended questions to allow patients to describe their bodies, pronouns, and partners. Which of the following is an appropriate question to ask while taking a history?


Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender Health [CDC]
Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender Health [HealthyPeople]