Quote from glbtnurse
Are there any resources that you know of on the web that discuss care of GLBT patients? How do you find gay / lesbian nurses are treated at work in the hospitals? Is there any difference how how patients treat them?
What are you referring to when you ask about "resources" for caring for GLBT patients? Resources dealing w/what? What issues, I mean? I guess I'm not understanding, fully...
A person's sexual orientation, be it the patient or the nurse has nothing
to do w/their care, IMO. Most obviously, as the RN, the healthcare provider, my
sexual orientation is never an issue. Why should it be? As well as the patient's... I perform and give the same level of (excellent) to all my patients, regardless of their sexual preference.
As far as how gay/lesbian nurses are treated at work, by their co-workers I assume you mean...again, why is that an issue? I do not discuss my sexual preference/orientation, nor do my co-workers. I have worked w/many gay/lesbian providers, and I react to them as I do anybody else......
Really, sexual "issues" have no place at work.