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Assessing undergraduate nursing students' knowledge, attitudes, and cultural competence in caring for lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender patients.
J Nurs Educ. 2015 Jan; 54(1):45-9.JN

Abstract

Lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) patients experience barriers to health care that include fear of discrimination, as well as insensitivity and lack of knowledge about LGBT-specific health needs among providers. This study examined the effectiveness of an educational intervention designed to improve knowledge and attitudes of baccalaureate nursing students regarding LGBT patient care. Education focused on key terminology, health disparities, medical needs of transgender patients, and culturally sensitive communication skills for competent LGBT patient care. Knowledge level and attitudes were evaluated before and after the intervention using a survey based on a modified Attitudes Toward Lesbians and Gay Men Scale and two assessment tools developed for this study. A statistically significant increase in positive attitudes and knowledge level was found immediately after the intervention. Findings from this study support the inclusion of education related to LGBT patient health care in undergraduate nursing curricula to promote cultural competence and sensitivity.

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Journal Article

Language

eng

PubMed ID

25535762

Citation

Strong, Kristy L., and Victoria N. Folse. "Assessing Undergraduate Nursing Students' Knowledge, Attitudes, and Cultural Competence in Caring for Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender Patients." The Journal of Nursing Education, vol. 54, no. 1, 2015, pp. 45-9.
Strong KL, Folse VN. Assessing undergraduate nursing students' knowledge, attitudes, and cultural competence in caring for lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender patients. J Nurs Educ. 2015;54(1):45-9.
Strong, K. L., & Folse, V. N. (2015). Assessing undergraduate nursing students' knowledge, attitudes, and cultural competence in caring for lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender patients. The Journal of Nursing Education, 54(1), 45-9. https://doi.org/10.3928/01484834-20141224-07
Strong KL, Folse VN. Assessing Undergraduate Nursing Students' Knowledge, Attitudes, and Cultural Competence in Caring for Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender Patients. J Nurs Educ. 2015;54(1):45-9. PubMed PMID: 25535762.
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