Author Archives: Michael Johnson, PhD, RN

Resiliency during the holidays: My tale

The holiday season is usually a time to gather with family and friends, to celebrate, to laugh, to eat, to give, and to be happy. Unfortunately, some LGBT people (particularly those who are estranged from their families) experience the opposite … Continue reading

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New Ruling for the Collection of LGBT Data in EHR Systems!

If you have not heard yet, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services announced a ruling that is a huge advancement in the provision of health care to LGBT people. In the new final rules from the Centers for … Continue reading

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Heading down the right path toward LGBT health equality

It is no secret that LGBTQ topics are almost nonexistent in nursing school curricula. Although there is limited data to back up this claim, one recent study found that nursing students are exposed to approximately two hours of instruction related … Continue reading

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Victimization of Transgender People

The Southern Poverty Law Center (SPLC) is an internationally known group that is dedicated to fighting hate and bigotry and to seeking justice for the most vulnerable members of our society. Their work on LGBT issues spans decades and primarily … Continue reading

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AMA Adopts Policy on Transgender Military Service

If you have not heard, the American Medical Association (AMA) just passed a resolution stating that “there is no medically valid reason to exclude transgender individuals” from U.S. military service. The National Center for Transgender Equality estimates that over 15,000 … Continue reading

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