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4 Key Actions to Advocate for LGBTQIA Patients

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According to the Pew Research Center's 2019 study The Global Divide on Homosexuality Persists, Australia is one of the top countries worldwide in terms of acceptance of homosexuality. In light of this, here are four key actions towards being an even stronger nurse advocate for your LGBTQIA patients.

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Nurses have interfaced with the LGBTQIA community for as long as nursing has existed. The nuanced language surrounding the LGBTQIA community continues to change in the 21st Century, and nurses should be at the forefront of treating LGBTQIA patients with the highest level of sensitivity and respect. According to the Pew Research Center's 2019 study The Global Divide on Homosexuality Persists, Australia is one of the top countries worldwide in terms of acceptance of homosexuality. In light of this, here are four key actions towards being an even stronger nurse advocate for your LGBTQIA patients.

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Keith Carlson
Keith Carlson, RN, BSN, NC-BC, is a holistic career coach for nurses, award-winning nurse blogger, writer, podcaster, speaker, author, and popular career columnist. With two decades of nursing experience, Keith deeply understands the issues faced by 21st-century nurses. Keith’s two podcasts, RNFM Radio and The Nurse Keith Show, offer inspiration and practical support to nurses seeking to create meaningful, satisfying lives and careers. Keith’s message of savvy career management and professional satisfaction reaches tens of thousands of nurses worldwide. Keith can be found on many social media platforms---including Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, LinkedIn, and Instagram - as well as at www.nursekeith.com and Digital Doorway.
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Succinct resource but a good reminder of things to consider when working with gender diversity.
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06 Apr 2022
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well written
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Kate Chatfield
04 Apr 2022
Informative and assists me to write a learning package for our own nurses
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Bryony Cornes
04 Apr 2022
Valuable learning, with relevant, sensible information.
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Harmony Bampton
01 Oct 2021
good for all people in healthcare, educate yourself on how to make other feel safer
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Glen Barrington
04 Apr 2022
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Sarah Marlow
08 Jun 2022
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Excellent reminder to always be open minded & to never make assumptions about our patients
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