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ANA position on EBP nursing for LGBTQ patients

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by TrishJK TrishJK (Member)

TrishJK specializes in elder care; psych.

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Greetings all

I am undertaking some post graduate research on evidence-based practice in working with lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and/or queer patients - particularly in the mental health/psychiatric field, but any other kinds of nursing are relevant.

In recent months I have witnessed a number of incidents where mental health nurses have displayed from gross insensitivity - up to unintentional cruelty towards gay and lesbian patients in acute care. I suspect their behaviour springs from ignorance rather than malice - there appears to be very little material around to guide good practice.

In particular I am looking for EBP guides, position statements and the like from nurses' associations.

I found one from the Royal College of Nursing (RCN) in the UK but can't find anything similar for nurses in the USA (excluding GLMedicalA materials) Canada (except this medical one) or Australasia - or anywhere else for that matter.

Does anyone have such (or white papers by their association etc) that they could send me, please?

Thank you in advance

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