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LGBT Cultural Competence of Acute Care Nurses

Wyckoff, Elizabeth D., DNP

Journal for Nurses in Professional Development: May/June 2019 - Volume 35 - Issue 3 - p 125–131
doi: 10.1097/NND.0000000000000524

This study implemented an educational intervention to increase lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) cultural competence among nurses using a pretest–posttest design. A statistically significant increase in cultural competence was identified. Once informed of the health status disparities among this demographic, nurses can influence healthcare environments and promote policies to be inclusive of lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender patients. Improved cultural competence through professional development can lead to decreased barriers to care.

Elizabeth D. Wyckoff, DNP, George C Wallace Community College, Dothan, Alabama.

The author declares no conflicts of interest.

ADDRESS FOR CORRESPONDENCE: Elizabeth D. Wyckoff, 353 Johnnie Ingram Road, Webb, AL 36376 (e-mail:

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