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J Nurs Educ. 1996 May;35(5):204-10.

Heterosexism in nursing education.

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  • 1Georgia State University School of Nursing, Atlanta 30302-4019, USA.

Abstract

If we are to take seriously the challenge of teaching nursing students skills in critical thinking, as nurse educators we must examine the most difficult issues facing society and nurses. Heterosexism and the resulting homophobia are such issues. This article provides an introduction to the concepts of heterosexism and homophobia and describes how they intersect and are revealed in nursing education. The consequences of heterosexism and homophobia are illustrated using examples from our experiences as lesbian and heterosexual nurse educators. We conclude with an action plan for undermining heterosexism and homophobia.

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