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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. Care for LGBTQ patients with awareness, sensitivity, and knowledge . . . NEW and updated content includes references to case studies, discussion aids, links to videos, and action stepsExplains basic concepts and terminology related to sexual orientation and gender identity-what constitutes culturally appropriate care and its importance for nursesOffers up-to-date statistics on healthcare refusal rates, prominent LGBTQ health issues, and social, psychological, and environmental factors affecting LGBTQ health and healthcareSpecific information on LGBTQ populations that helps nurses improve quality of care, care decisions, and referralsEssential 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 moreIdeal best practices guide for all nurse clinicians, nurse educators, community health workers, and policy-makersDelineates the needs of different LGBTQcommunities, cultures, and populations Topics include:Diversity issuesDevelopmental issuesLGBTQ familiesStructural changes that need to occur in healthcare systems to create culturally sensitive servicesSubstance abuse issuesMental health issuesRisk behaviors, chronic disorders, and serious illnessesStudies and resources for improving inclusion in practice and curriculaStructural barriers to quality care-making healthcare settings inclusiveIndividual, institutional, community, and societal calls to action About the Authors Michele J.
Eliason, PhD, is Assistant Dean of the College of Health and Social Sciences at San Francisco State University in San Francisco, California. Peggy L. Chinn, RN, PhD, FAAN, is Professor Emerita of Nursing at the University of Connecticut and the Editor of Advances in Nursing Science. TE: Replace this text with the Full Description. Do not forget to check the Release to Eloquence box in the upper right hand corner