LGBTQ cultures : what health care professionals need to know about sexual and gender diversity / Michele J. Eliason, Peggy L. Chinn
Book | Wolters Kluwer | 2018 | 3rd edition.
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3rd edition.
xii, 260 pages : color illustrations ; 23 cm
Includes bibliographical references and index.
Chapter 1: Overview and Theoretical Framework
Terminology -- LGBTQ -- Sexual and Gender Minorities -- Healthcare Professional -- Patient/Client/Consumer -- Culturally Appropriate Care
Why a Book on LGBTQ Cultures?
Why Should I Learn So Much About Such a Small Segment of the Population?
Our Philosophy and Basic Assumptions
Underlying Assumptions Within this Book
Chapter 2: What's in a Word? Concepts Related to Sex/Gender and Sexuality
Sexual Orientation
Sexual Expression
Gender Identity
Intersex/Differences in Sexual Development
Gender Expression
Sexuality, Gender, and Cultural Diversity
Disclosure -- Coming Out -- Disclosure to Healthcare Professionals
Chapter 3: The Deadly Effects of Stigma
Terms/Concepts Related to Stigma -- Homophobia -- Biphobia -- Transphobia -- HIV/AIDS-Related Stigma -- Heterosexism/Heteronormativity -- Gender Normativity
Internalized Oppression
Other Forms of Stigma
Social Effects of Stigma -- Lack of Recognition of Relationships and Family -- The Right to Adopt -- Hate Crimes and Violence -- Discrimination in Employment and Education -- Discrimination in Housing -- Effects of Living in the "The Closet'
Chapter 4: Myths and Facts about Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity
Myths Related to Sexuality
Myths Related to Gender Identities
Chapter 5: LGBTQ Families
Defining "Family"
Relationships with Families of Origin -- Coming Out to Parents -- Coming Out to Children -- Coming Out to Spouses/Partners
Intimate Relationships -- Dating -- Significant Other Relationships
Child Outcomes
LGBTQ Grandparenting
Health-Related Family Issues
Chapter 6: Developmental Transitions
LGBTQ Childhood
LGBTQ Adolescence
LGBTQ Young Adulthood
LGBTQ Midlife
LGBTQ Elders
Chapter 7: Cultures Within Cultures: Diversity and LGBTQ Communities
Religion/Spirituality/Moral Beliefs
Ability/Disability Status
Gender Expression Within Sexual Identities
Chapter 8: The Effects of Stigma on Health
Sources of Stigma
Effects of Stigma on Health
Effects of Living in Fear/Uncertainty -- Domestic Violence/Intimate Partner Violence -- The Role of Stress/Distress on Health
Chapter 9: Substance Abuse and Mental Health
Substance Abuse -- Alcohol Use and Abuse -- Drug Abuse -- Treatment for Alcohol and Drug Problems -- Smoking -- Smoking Cessation Programs
Mental Health -- Depression and Anxiety -- Suicide -- Body Image -- Treatment of Mental Health Issues
Chapter 10: Physical Health Disorders
Risk Behavior and Health Screening Behaviors
Chronic Physical Health Disorders -- Diabetes -- Heart Disease -- Asthma -- Disability -- Cancer
Cancer and Women -- Cancer and Men -- Cancer and Transgender People -- Risk Factors for Cancer
Chapter 11: Provider Attitudes and Knowledge
Existing Provider Attitudes and Knowledge
Historical Overview of Healthcare Provider Attitude Studies -- Nursing -- Medicine -- Other Health Disciplines
Improving Health Professional Education
Advocacy Efforts with Mainstream Health Organizations/Institutions
Resources for Improving Practice and Curricular Inclusion
Training Requirements for Practitioners
Chapter 12: LGBTQ Healthcare Professionals
Physicians and Medical Schools
Nurses and Nursing Schools
Other Healthcare Professions
Improving the Climate for LQBTQ Healthcare Workers
Chapter 13: Structural Barriers to Quality Care
Making Healthcare Settings Inclusive -- The Website and other Public Information -- The Waiting/Reception Area -- Electronic Medical/Health Records -- Healthcare Intake Forms -- Clinician Personal Interactions with the Client -- Confidentiality -- Dignity and Safety Issues -- Making Referrals
Policies in Healthcare Setting
Healthcare Equality Index
Health Insurance
Legal Issues -- Living Will/ Medical Directive -- Durable Power of Attorney for Health Care/Healthcare Proxy -- Hospital Visitation Authorization -- Authorization for Consent to Medical Treatment of Minor -- Durable Powers of Attorney for Finances -- Wills -- Trusts -- Nomination of Conservator or Guardian for a Minor -- Elder Guardian/Conservator -- Autopsy and Disposition of Remains
Chapter 14: Conclusions and A Call to Action
A Levels Approach to Change -- Individual Level -- Interpersonal Level -- Institutional Level -- Community Level -- Societal Level
The Ten Things Healthcare Professionals Can Do
Numer 10: Understand the Far-Reaching Effects of Social Stigma on LGBTQ People, Families, and Communities -- Action Steps
Number 9: Know Inclusive Language and Use It in Written and Oral Communicatons -- Action Steps
Number 8: Develop Written Policies That Are Inclusive of LGBTQ People and Their Families -- Action Steps
Number 7: Recognize the Broad Diversity and Creativity of LGBT Family Structures -- Action Steps
Numer 6: Develop Policies and Procedures for How to Deal with Confidentiality Issues and Recording of Information about Sexuality and Gender in Patient Records, and for Dealing with Inappropriate Comments in Verbal Communications Among Staff -- Action Steps
Number 5: Recognize The Legal Issues: Have Forms or Information Available for LGBTQ Families for Release of Information, Power of Attorney for Health Care, Guardianship, etc. -- Action Steps
Number 4: Know the Potential Consequences of Stress Related to Stigma: Assess for Substance Abuse, Including Tobacco Dependence, Mental Health Problems, Body Image and Weight Issues, Unsafe Sexual Practices, and Domestic Violence as well as Physical Health Problems -- Action Steps
Number 3: Celebrate the Diversity of LGBTQ Communities, Based on Differences in Age, Racial/Ethnic Identities, Geography, Immigration Status, Language, Socioeconomic Class, and Education -- Action Steps
Number 2: Understand the Effects of Homophobia/Biphobia/Transphobia in the Healthcare Workplace Setting for LGBTQ Employees -- Action Steps
Number 1: Reflect on What It Might Be Like to Be an LGBTQ Patient in Your Healthcare Setting - Do You Have Realistic Concerns about How an LGBTQ Person Might Be Treated? If They Are Not Realistic, How Can You Convey to Patient that Your Environment Is Safe? -- Action Steps
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. -- Provided by publisher.
36.00 AD NURS (10-543-1) H/O GEN (99-HOG-9)
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