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Making assumptions, making space: an anthropological critique of cultural competency and its relevance to queer patients.
Med Anthropol Q 2014; 28(4):578-98MA

Abstract

Despite increased attention to "culturally competent" practice with diverse populations, lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer (LGBTQ) people remain relatively invisible within medicine and other health professions. Health care providers (HCPs) frequently dismiss sexual and gender identity as irrelevant to care. This study uses interviews with 24 physicians and 38 LGBTQ-identified women to explore how routine practices in health care can perpetuate or challenge the marginalization of LGBTQ women. While physicians avoid making assumptions to reduce judgment, a "neutral" stance reinforces the hetero- and gender normative status quo. Cultural competence with LGBTQ patients requires learning with, rather than learning about, LGBTQ people's particular health care concerns as well as paying explicit attention to pervasive power relations and normative contexts.

Authors+Show Affiliations

Department of Anthropology, Western University. kbaker56@uwo.ca.No affiliation info available

Pub Type(s)

Journal Article

Language

eng

PubMed ID

25196115

Citation

Baker, Kelly, and Brenda Beagan. "Making Assumptions, Making Space: an Anthropological Critique of Cultural Competency and Its Relevance to Queer Patients." Medical Anthropology Quarterly, vol. 28, no. 4, 2014, pp. 578-98.
Baker K, Beagan B. Making assumptions, making space: an anthropological critique of cultural competency and its relevance to queer patients. Med Anthropol Q. 2014;28(4):578-98.
Baker, K., & Beagan, B. (2014). Making assumptions, making space: an anthropological critique of cultural competency and its relevance to queer patients. Medical Anthropology Quarterly, 28(4), pp. 578-98. doi:10.1111/maq.12129.
Baker K, Beagan B. Making Assumptions, Making Space: an Anthropological Critique of Cultural Competency and Its Relevance to Queer Patients. Med Anthropol Q. 2014;28(4):578-98. PubMed PMID: 25196115.
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