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Received 6 May ; accepted 10 June ; published 13 June The provision of care by health professionals seems to be related to cultural patterns in which these workers are inserted. The relationship between culture and care becomes a challenge for the provision of health care to homosexual and bisexual population.
The process of initiating lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender LGBT cultural competencies and educational interventions developed to increase staff knowledge on LGBT culture and health issues is discussed, including a computer-based module and panel discussion. Nurse professional development NPD practitioners can assess for lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender LGBT cultural competencies in healthcare settings and initiate interventions to increase competencies as indicated. A Gallup survey conducted in the United States ofadults found that 3.
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The intention was to provide students working in the health sector with a consistent theoretical approach and practical tools when working with sexual and gender minorities. METHOD: As associate professors in social work and nursing, the authors argue on the basis of the teaching and the literature review, for an explicitly anti-oppressive approach to be applied to the education of professionals who work with elders identifying with gender and sexual minorities. Working within an anti-oppressive framework, beginning practitioners in social work and nursing in degree-level education programmes were encouraged to explore their own attitudes including taken-for-granted assumptions often unexplored in the prevailing medical models of care.
The American Nurses Association ANA is responsible for the contract between society and the nursing profession, including the nursing scope and standards of practice. Subsequently, a subset of workgroup members and an invited transcultural nursing expert led to the creation of the new Standard 8: Culturally Congruent Practice, describing nursing care that is in agreement with the preferred values, beliefs, worldview, and practices of the healthcare consumer. This article records the history of the revised scope and standards and new Standard 8the reasoning behind this standard and its impact on nursing practice, education, and research.