Fast Facts about LGBTQ Care for Nurses

  • Springer Publishing Company
  • 2021
  • Elektronisk medie
  • 0
  • English
  • 1
  • 9780826161567

Fills a crucial need in helping nurses to provide safe, culturally-competent care to LGBTQ+ patientsThis pivotal resource-the first written specifically for nurses-focuses on the unique health needs and inequities affecting LGBTQ+ patients and discusses how to provide them with safe, respectful, and holistic care. Written in an easy-access bulleted format with concise paragraphs, this book sets the stage by examining the background and history of the LGBTQ+ population and focusing on the health disparities that set them apart. It addresses the nursing implications and care of LGBTQ+ patients in all practice settings, highlighting transgender medical, surgical, and mental health. To help nurses create inclusive environments, chapters cover best practices and strategies for appropriate communication and define key terms nurses should know when obtaining patient history, performing an assessment, and delivering overall care.Fast Facts About LGBTQ+ Care delivers resources to help nurses create and sustain changes within their practice and beyond. A multitude of case studies demonstrate the importance of collecting gender identity in the electronic health record and span a variety of scenarios nurses are likely to encounter.Key Features:Fills a critical need in the nursing literature on providing safe and culturally competent care for LGBTQ+ patientsIlluminates communication best practices and terminology to help nurses feel comfortable caring for LGBTQ+ patientsFeatures &quote;Fast Facts&quote; boxes and abundant case studies that highlight essential informationCovers developing and integrating LGBTQ+ content into nursing educationIncludes tips and guides to promote advocacy for the LBGTQ+ population