Publication Year: 2017
Edition: 3rd. Ed
Authors/Editor: Eliason, Michele J.; Chinn, Peggy L.
Drawn from real-world experience and current research, the fully updated LGBTQ Cultures, 3rd Edition paves the way for healthcare professionals to provide well-informed, culturally sensitive healthcare to lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer (LGBTQ) patients.
This vital guide fills the LGBTQ awareness gaps, including replacing myths and stereotypes with facts, and measuring the effects of social stigma on health. Vital for all nursing specialties, this is the seminal guide to actively providing appropriate, culturally sensitive care to persons of all sexual orientations and gender identities.
- New and updated content includes references to case studies, discussion aids, links to videos, and action steps
- Explains basic concepts and terminology related to sexual orientation and gender identity—what constitutes culturally appropriate care and its importance for nurses
- Offers up-to-date statistics on healthcare refusal rates, prominent LGBTQ health issues, and social, psychological, and environmental factors affecting LGBTQ health and healthcare
- Specific information on LGBTQ populations that helps nurses improve quality of care, care decisions, and referrals
- Essential classroom and clinical guide—illuminates LGBTQ healthcare needs for all professional healthcare schools and all practice settings—hospitals, clinics, residential programs, private practices, public health policy settings, and more
- Ideal best practices guide for all nurse clinicians, nurse educators, community health workers, and policy-makers
- Delineates the needs of different LGBTQcommunities, cultures, and populations