Monday, June 8, 2015
I just received the greatest email in my inbox. Kudos to Lippincott for addressing current events and the effect on health care, specifically nursing practice. I hadn't thought of this being anything at all, but after receiving this email, I guess I have to expand my way of thinking. Again, KUDOS to them!! Here is what the email said:
Caitlyn Jenner, formerly known as Bruce Jenner, recently completed gender transition changing her physical appearance to align with her self-identification as a female. Last week Vanity Fair tweeted its latest cover featuring Jenner. This story has raised awareness of the struggles and misperceptions that are often faced by the lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) population. In our role, we need to be aware of special considerations in order to provide culturally-sensitive care to all patients.
On Lippincott NursingCenter, we have many resources that will provide you with the information you need to understand the unique health concerns of this population and overcome healthcare disparities.
Read the following CE articles free:
Caring for...Transgender Patients
Open the door for LGBTQ patients
Addressing Health Care Disparities in the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender Population: A Review of Best Practices
Compassionately Caring for LGBT Persons in Your Faith Community
Culturally-Sensitive Care for the Transgender Patient
Additional resources can be found under the LGBT topic area on our site and for CE credit, we've bundled a selection of this content at a discounted rate in our LGBT CE Collection.
Also, be sure to check out our eBook, LGBTQ Cultures: What Health Care Professionals Need to Know About Sexual and Gender Diversity. This eBook serves as an overview and introduction to the health concerns and care for the LGBT community.
Lisa M. Bonsall, MSN, RN, CRNP
HOW COOL IS THAT EMAIL?? Thank you Lippincott!!! Helping us all to become better nurses and to continually show compassion for things we may otherwise not. I appreciate it!