More and more frequently, we see signs that LGBTQ health is gaining attention in nursing! Last month we posted information about two important LGBT policy statements that were issued by the American Academy of Nursing Today, we learned of a historically significant initiative to form a research interest group in one of the largest nursing research societies in the U.S.!
The Eastern Nursing Research Society (ENRS) is calling for members of the Society to form a research interest group (RIG) focused on LGBTQI health and health disparities. Here is what they sent out to members today:
There are a growing number of nurse scientists interested in this area of research, but few opportunities exist for collaboration, particularly for those early in their career trajectory and/or not located in urban centers. In addition, for those of us who are engaged in work in this area, there are barriers to getting research approved, funded, and published.
Our goal is to build a network of nurse scientists to facilitate the sharing of ideas, resources, and experience in order to increase the amount of high-quality research and the dissemination of research findings in the area of LGBTQI health.
ENRS members who are interested, send an e-mail that includes your name and ENRS member number to firstname.lastname@example.org by July 4th, 2015. If you are in the Eastern Region and want to support this effort, contact them to learn more! You can find out more about ENRS by visiting their web site here!