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Do student nurses feel a lack of comfort in providing support for Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual or Questioning adolescents: what factors influence their comfort level?
J Adv Nurs. 2017 May; 73(5):1196-1207.JA

Abstract

AIM

The aim of this study was to find out if student nurses feel comfortable in caring by providing support for Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual or Questioning adolescents and what factors influence their level of comfort.

BACKGROUND

Research indicates that nurses and nursing students experience varying levels of comfort when caring for adults who are Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual or Questioning: adult patients feel that nurse's attitudes change towards them once they disclose their sexuality. There has been minimal research to date on nursing attitudes to working with adolescents who are Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual or Questioning.

DESIGN

Both quantitative and qualitative methods were used in this descriptive study. Questionnaires were completed by 152 nursing students and nine took part in semi-structured focus groups.

METHOD

A two-way ANOVA was used to analyse the questionnaires. Thematic analysis was used to identify the themes arising from the focus groups. Data were collected between August 2013 - July 2014.

RESULTS/FINDINGS

The results and findings of the study were that student nurse's felt discomfort in providing support; due to a lack of knowledge of Lesbian, Gay or Bisexual sexuality, personal and religious beliefs and the perceptions of others. However, all students indicated they had a positive attitude towards Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Questioning adolescents.

CONCLUSION

More needs to be done to raise self-awareness and improve the level of knowledge in relation to Lesbian, Gay and Bisexual issues amongst student nurses. Educational institutions and practice areas need to recognize this fact and reflect this in their educational programmes.

Authors+Show Affiliations

Middlesex University, London, UK.Free University Berlin, Germany.Middlesex University, London, UK.

Pub Type(s)

Journal Article

Language

eng

PubMed ID

27900788

Citation

Richardson, Brian P., et al. "Do Student Nurses Feel a Lack of Comfort in Providing Support for Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual or Questioning Adolescents: what Factors Influence Their Comfort Level?" Journal of Advanced Nursing, vol. 73, no. 5, 2017, pp. 1196-1207.
Richardson BP, Ondracek AE, Anderson D. Do student nurses feel a lack of comfort in providing support for Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual or Questioning adolescents: what factors influence their comfort level? J Adv Nurs. 2017;73(5):1196-1207.
Richardson, B. P., Ondracek, A. E., & Anderson, D. (2017). Do student nurses feel a lack of comfort in providing support for Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual or Questioning adolescents: what factors influence their comfort level? Journal of Advanced Nursing, 73(5), 1196-1207. https://doi.org/10.1111/jan.13213
Richardson BP, Ondracek AE, Anderson D. Do Student Nurses Feel a Lack of Comfort in Providing Support for Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual or Questioning Adolescents: what Factors Influence Their Comfort Level. J Adv Nurs. 2017;73(5):1196-1207. PubMed PMID: 27900788.
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TY - JOUR T1 - Do student nurses feel a lack of comfort in providing support for Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual or Questioning adolescents: what factors influence their comfort level? AU - Richardson,Brian P, AU - Ondracek,Anton E, AU - Anderson,Dee, Y1 - 2016/11/30/ PY - 2016/11/02/accepted PY - 2016/12/3/pubmed PY - 2017/10/17/medline PY - 2016/12/1/entrez KW - adolescent KW - attitude KW - bisexual KW - comfort KW - gay KW - lesbian KW - nursing care KW - student nurses KW - support SP - 1196 EP - 1207 JF - Journal of advanced nursing JO - J Adv Nurs VL - 73 IS - 5 N2 - AIM: The aim of this study was to find out if student nurses feel comfortable in caring by providing support for Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual or Questioning adolescents and what factors influence their level of comfort. BACKGROUND: Research indicates that nurses and nursing students experience varying levels of comfort when caring for adults who are Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual or Questioning: adult patients feel that nurse's attitudes change towards them once they disclose their sexuality. There has been minimal research to date on nursing attitudes to working with adolescents who are Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual or Questioning. DESIGN: Both quantitative and qualitative methods were used in this descriptive study. Questionnaires were completed by 152 nursing students and nine took part in semi-structured focus groups. METHOD: A two-way ANOVA was used to analyse the questionnaires. Thematic analysis was used to identify the themes arising from the focus groups. Data were collected between August 2013 - July 2014. RESULTS/FINDINGS: The results and findings of the study were that student nurse's felt discomfort in providing support; due to a lack of knowledge of Lesbian, Gay or Bisexual sexuality, personal and religious beliefs and the perceptions of others. However, all students indicated they had a positive attitude towards Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Questioning adolescents. CONCLUSION: More needs to be done to raise self-awareness and improve the level of knowledge in relation to Lesbian, Gay and Bisexual issues amongst student nurses. Educational institutions and practice areas need to recognize this fact and reflect this in their educational programmes. SN - 1365-2648 UR - https://www.unboundmedicine.com/medline/citation/27900788/Do_student_nurses_feel_a_lack_of_comfort_in_providing_support_for_Lesbian_Gay_Bisexual_or_Questioning_adolescents:_what_factors_influence_their_comfort_level L2 - https://doi.org/10.1111/jan.13213 DB - PRIME DP - Unbound Medicine ER -