Tags

Type your tag names separated by a space and hit enter

Is the Lack of Specific Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender and Queer/Questioning (LGBTQ) Health Care Education in Medical School a Cause for Concern? Evidence From a Survey of Knowledge and Practice Among UK Medical Students.
J Homosex 2017; 64(3):367-381JH

Abstract

Lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer/questioning (LGBTQ) people frequently report negative health care encounters. Medical professionals may inadequately manage LGBTQ persons' health if they have not received training in this area. An anonymous survey measuring efficacy in health situations among LGBTQ persons was answered by 166 medical students across all years of a UK university. Results show that 84.9% of participants reported a lack of LGBTQ health care education, with deficits in confidence clarifying unfamiliar sexual and gender terms, deciding the ward in which to nurse transgender patients, finding support resources, and discussing domestic abuse with LGBTQ patients. Most participants reported that they would not clarify gender pronouns or ask about gender or sexual identity in mental health or reproductive health settings. Participants reported infrequently observing doctors making similar inquiries. Participants held positive attitudes toward LGBTQ patients, with attitude scores positively correlating with LGBTQ terminology knowledge scores (rs = 0.5052, p < .01). Addressing gender identity and sexuality issues within medical curricula may remove barriers to accessing health care and improve encounters for LGBTQ patients.

Authors+Show Affiliations

a Medical School, Oxford University , Oxford , UK.a Medical School, Oxford University , Oxford , UK.a Medical School, Oxford University , Oxford , UK.b Department of Psychiatry , University of Oxford, Warneford Hospital , Oxford , UK.

Pub Type(s)

Journal Article

Language

eng

PubMed ID

27184023

Citation

Parameshwaran, Vishnu, et al. "Is the Lack of Specific Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender and Queer/Questioning (LGBTQ) Health Care Education in Medical School a Cause for Concern? Evidence From a Survey of Knowledge and Practice Among UK Medical Students." Journal of Homosexuality, vol. 64, no. 3, 2017, pp. 367-381.
Parameshwaran V, Cockbain BC, Hillyard M, et al. Is the Lack of Specific Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender and Queer/Questioning (LGBTQ) Health Care Education in Medical School a Cause for Concern? Evidence From a Survey of Knowledge and Practice Among UK Medical Students. J Homosex. 2017;64(3):367-381.
Parameshwaran, V., Cockbain, B. C., Hillyard, M., & Price, J. R. (2017). Is the Lack of Specific Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender and Queer/Questioning (LGBTQ) Health Care Education in Medical School a Cause for Concern? Evidence From a Survey of Knowledge and Practice Among UK Medical Students. Journal of Homosexuality, 64(3), pp. 367-381. doi:10.1080/00918369.2016.1190218.
Parameshwaran V, et al. Is the Lack of Specific Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender and Queer/Questioning (LGBTQ) Health Care Education in Medical School a Cause for Concern? Evidence From a Survey of Knowledge and Practice Among UK Medical Students. J Homosex. 2017;64(3):367-381. PubMed PMID: 27184023.
* Article titles in AMA citation format should be in sentence-case
TY - JOUR T1 - Is the Lack of Specific Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender and Queer/Questioning (LGBTQ) Health Care Education in Medical School a Cause for Concern? Evidence From a Survey of Knowledge and Practice Among UK Medical Students. AU - Parameshwaran,Vishnu, AU - Cockbain,Beatrice C, AU - Hillyard,Miriam, AU - Price,Jonathan R, Y1 - 2016/05/16/ PY - 2016/5/18/pubmed PY - 2017/3/14/medline PY - 2016/5/18/entrez KW - Bisexual KW - LGBT KW - LGBTQ KW - gay KW - health care KW - lesbian KW - medical education KW - queer KW - questioning KW - trans KW - transgender SP - 367 EP - 381 JF - Journal of homosexuality JO - J Homosex VL - 64 IS - 3 N2 - Lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer/questioning (LGBTQ) people frequently report negative health care encounters. Medical professionals may inadequately manage LGBTQ persons' health if they have not received training in this area. An anonymous survey measuring efficacy in health situations among LGBTQ persons was answered by 166 medical students across all years of a UK university. Results show that 84.9% of participants reported a lack of LGBTQ health care education, with deficits in confidence clarifying unfamiliar sexual and gender terms, deciding the ward in which to nurse transgender patients, finding support resources, and discussing domestic abuse with LGBTQ patients. Most participants reported that they would not clarify gender pronouns or ask about gender or sexual identity in mental health or reproductive health settings. Participants reported infrequently observing doctors making similar inquiries. Participants held positive attitudes toward LGBTQ patients, with attitude scores positively correlating with LGBTQ terminology knowledge scores (rs = 0.5052, p < .01). Addressing gender identity and sexuality issues within medical curricula may remove barriers to accessing health care and improve encounters for LGBTQ patients. SN - 1540-3602 UR - https://www.unboundmedicine.com/medline/citation/27184023/Is_the_Lack_of_Specific_Lesbian_Gay_Bisexual_Transgender_and_Queer/Questioning__LGBTQ__Health_Care_Education_in_Medical_School_a_Cause_for_Concern_Evidence_From_a_Survey_of_Knowledge_and_Practice_Among_UK_Medical_Students_ L2 - http://www.tandfonline.com/doi/full/10.1080/00918369.2016.1190218 DB - PRIME DP - Unbound Medicine ER -