AffiliationThe Christie NHS Foundation Trust, Manchester, England,
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AbstractRapid sociocultural shifts in understanding and acceptance of variations in sexual orientation and gender identity have occurred in recent decades, and UK health and social care providers have a legal obligation to address inclusion, discrimination and equality in policies and services. Despite this, lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender + (LGBT+) people continue to report inadequate health outcomes and suboptimal experiences of care. This article considers the health ecology in relation to those who identify as LGBT+ and outlines the concept of intersectionality. The author discusses some of the issues experienced by LGBT+ people in relation to various physical and mental health conditions and services. The article aims to encourage nurses to consider what steps they can take to improve care for this group.
CitationHeyworth B. Meeting the health and social care needs of LGBT+ people. Nursing standard (Royal College of Nursing (Great Britain) : 1987). 2023 Jan 3. PubMed PMID: 36594237. Epub 2023/01/04. eng.