Author Archives: Jennifer Searle

About Jennifer Searle

Nurse, lesbian, future wife, stepmom, and PhD student.

Sherbourne Health

LGBTQ+ Courage Resource Sherbourne Health Rainbow Health Ontario Conference: held biennially, this program aims to offer education and training to providers who care for LGBTQ2S communities, advocate for public policy change, share information, and consult with service providers and organizations. … Continue reading

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JK Health Equity

LGBTQ+ Courage Resources JK Health Equity: Provides an evidence-based model that is expanded upon using the personal experiences of the presenters who are business/life partners, lesbians, and healthcare providers. The model offers practical skills on acceptance, support, and respect. Provides, … Continue reading

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Happy Father’s Day!

I was waiting in line with my step-son the other day and there was a display of Father’s Day merchandise in front of us. He is going to be six years old at the end of August, and has recently latched … Continue reading

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Queer

I attended the Rainbow Health Ontario conference in March of this year. During the question period at the end of the session in which I was a presenter, one of the persons in attendance asked about the meaning of the … Continue reading

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When your patient asks you if you have a boyfriend…and you’re a lesbian

I started working in the hospital at the end of January. Since then, I have been asked about my relationship status by what present as mostly cisgender white heterosexual men on a number of occasions. Sometimes it’s someone your own … Continue reading

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