The June 2014 issue of the American Journal of Nursing features an article authored by
Fidelindo A. Lim, DNP, RN, Donald V. Brown Jr., MA, and Sung Min Justin Kim, BSN, RN titled “Addressing Health Care Disparities in the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender Population: A Review of Best Practices.” The article is accredited for continuing education.
In this article the authors review current current information about LGBT health disparities – along with useful and accessible guidelines for assuring culturally competent and appropriate care for LGBT people and their families. They point out that the vast diversity that exists under the “LGBT” umbrella and the distinct needs of each of these communities, as well as the common health risks associated with stigma, prejudice and misconceptions.
We welcome your comments about this article, and discussion of the many issues that this article addresses! We will engage the authors of the article to participate in the discussion along the way!