JUNE 3, 2019






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Many nurses lack basic education about LGBTQ (lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer/questioning) patient care. Review this article for insights and strategies that can help nurses recognize health disparities affecting LGBTQ patients, encourage patients to disclose sexual orientation and gender identity to healthcare professionals, and work with LGBTQ patients to improve outcomes.


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Young people who identify as LGBTQ are more likely to be bullied in schools than their heterosexual counterparts. This article discusses how nurses can play an essential role in recognizing and referring sexual minority youths enduring this victimization.


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Discrimination and abuse force many older adults in the LGBTQ community to avoid or delay seeking healthcare. Use the simple tips and strategies outlined here to make these patients feel safe and comfortable.


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This article offers an actionable discussion on how to create an LGBTQ-inclusive work environment for all healthcare workers.


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A young transgender patient sparks the need for an immediate education action plan at one hospital. What can you learn from their experience?


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This article focuses on three topics pertaining to the LGBTQ community: family structures, legal issues, and ethical concerns that cut across LGBTQ subcommunities.


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The historic and lingering stigma faced by members of the lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer (LGBTQ) community is a major contributor to health risks. Learn the best practices critical care nurses can employ to combat the health disparity that challenges this patient population.


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The number of transgender patients electing to undergo gender confirmation surgery (GCS) is growing. Still, many healthcare providers are unfamiliar with these procedures and their potential complications. This article explores GCS and postsurgical complications, and provides up-to-date terminology and educational resources.


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Together we can be a positive link to change perceptions about healthcare delivery for our lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender patients and families.


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Despite recent strides in societal recognition of the LGBT community, barriers still exist in legislation, healthcare, and nursing/medical education. It's imperative that we provide effective care for this population, starting with identifying the barriers to teaching LGBT health.


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The transgender population faces several barriers to accessing quality medical care in the US healthcare system. This article examines the challenges that prevent this marginalized group from obtaining high-quality healthcare services and discusses how NP advocacy can help create a welcoming environment for transgender patients.


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Some guidelines on care for transgender men taking testosterone recommend oophorectomy to prevent ovarian cancer, while others recommend following guidelines for females. A review of the literature finds no strong evidence that transgender men are at increased risk for ovarian cancer.


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Part of treating LGBTQ patients with dignity and respect is addressing patients by their appropriate name and/or pronoun.


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