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Nursing. 2019 Jun;49(6):34-40. doi: 10.1097/01.NURSE.0000558088.77604.24.

Increasing cultural competence with LGBTQ patients.

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Liz Margolies is the founder and executive director of the National LGBT Cancer Network in New York City. Carlton G. Brown is a nurse consultant at Zenith Healthcare Solutions, LLC, in Portland, Ore., and a member of the Nursing2019 editorial board.

Abstract

Many nurses practicing today lack basic education about LGBTQ (lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer) patient care. How can they better prepare to care for this population? This article provides insight on LGBTQ people, their health risks and disparities, and how nurses can work with LGBTQ patients to improve outcomes.

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