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LGBT Health. 2016 Oct;3(5):335-41. doi: 10.1089/lgbt.2016.0014. Epub 2016 Sep 12.

Addressing Barriers to Shared Decision Making Among Latino LGBTQ Patients and Healthcare Providers in Clinical Settings.

Baig AA1,2, Lopez FY1, DeMeester RH1,3, Jia JL1,4, Peek ME1,2,5,6, Vela MB1,5,6.

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1 Section of General Internal Medicine, Department of Medicine, University of Chicago , Chicago, Illinois.
2
2 Chicago Center for Diabetes Translation Research, University of Chicago , Chicago, Illinois.
3
3 Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Finding Answers: Solving Disparities through Payment and Delivery System Reform Program Office, University of Chicago , Chicago, Illinois.
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4 The College, University of Chicago , Chicago, Illinois.
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5 The MacLean Center for Clinical Medical Ethics, University of Chicago , Chicago, Illinois.
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6 The Center for the Study of Race, Politics and Culture, University of Chicago , Chicago, Illinois.

Abstract

Effective shared decision making (SDM) between patients and healthcare providers has been positively associated with health outcomes. However, little is known about the SDM process between Latino patients who identify as lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, or queer (LGBTQ), and their healthcare providers. Our review of the literature identified unique aspects of Latino LGBTQ persons' culture, health beliefs, and experiences that may affect their ability to engage in SDM with their healthcare providers. Further research needs to examine Latino LGBTQ patient-provider experiences with SDM and develop tools that can better facilitate SDM in this patient population.

KEYWORDS:

barriers to care; clinical care; health disparities; intersectionality

PMID:
27617356
PMCID:
PMC5073213
DOI:
10.1089/lgbt.2016.0014
[Indexed for MEDLINE]
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