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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.