INSTRUCTIONS Providing care for GLBTQ patients
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Providing care for GLBTQ patients
GENERAL PURPOSE: To provide nurses with information about how patients' sexual orientation and gender identification affect nursing care. LEARNING OBJECTIVES: After reading this article and taking this test, you should be able to: 1. Discuss how sexual orientation and gender identity may affect a person's self-concept and relationships. 2. Identify health concerns associated with sexual orientation and gender identity. 3. Describe strategies to reduce barriers encountered by sexual minorities in the healthcare setting.
- Because of previous negative experiences with the healthcare system, a GLBTQ individual may avoid
- regular screening for certain disorders.
- non-GLBTQ providers.
- ED treatment.
- The termgenderqueerrefers to a person who
- is attracted only to men.
- defies or doesn't accept stereotypical gender roles.
- hasn't yet come out to family and friends.
- is attracted only to women.
- Patients seeking medical treatments to change their birth-assigned sex are
- Someone living in a stressful environment produces chronic, dangerously high levels of
- Compared to non-GLBTQ persons, the proportion of GLBTQ smokers is
- about the same.
- Which health concern is most common in the lesbian population?
- HIV infection
- use of club drugs
- Which of the followingisn'tcommon among most sexual minorities?
- internalized fear
- period of denial
- narrow belief system
- internalized homophobia
- Among all suicide attempts by teenagers, what proportion is committed by GLBTQ teens?
- 1 in 2
- 1 in 3
- 1 in 4
- 1 in 5
- Stonewall refers to
- the beginning of the gay rights movement in the United States.
- a shelter for gay teens.
- an online dating site for lesbians.
- the women's rights movement.
- Which group tends to be the most closeted and more inclined to hide their sexual orientation from a nurse?
- young lesbian women
- older lesbian women
- young gay men
- older gay men
- A variable that commonly alters experiences among LGBTQ individuals is where they
- grew up.
- went to school.
- came out.
- went to church.
- Patients' comfort level at “coming out” to healthcare workers is often related to
- the age when they came out to others.
- legal considerations.
- healthcare insurance.
- whether they're “out” to family, friends, and coworkers.
- Which hospitals must provide protection against discrimination based on sexual orientation and gender?
- those receiving funds from private foundations
- those receiving funds for Medicare and Medicaid patients
- Which isnota tip provided by The Joint Commission for providing a safe, healing environment for GLBTQ patients?
- Create a welcoming environment.
- Use forms that contain inclusive, gender-neutral language.
- Assume heterosexuality until told otherwise.
- Refrain from making assumptions based on how a person looks or dresses.
- Which term is most appropriate to use, regardless of a patient's sexual orientation?
- your spouse
- your companion
- your partner
- your friend
- Forms that contain inclusive, gender-neutral language can
- facilitate honesty.
- embarrass patients.
- prevent openness.
- make assumptions.
- One resource recommended by the author to help you better understand your LGBTQ patients is
- Diversity in Healthcare.
- Healthy People 2020.
- USPSTF Guide to Diversity.
- The American Medical Association's Guide to Caring for All.
- Sexual orientation and gender identity questions should
- be confirmed by family members or partners.
- be asked if suspicions are aroused.
- be asked routinely as part of a nursing admission assessment and health history.
- not be asked unless the patient brings it up.