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Culturally competent care for older LGBTQ patients

Kraus, Shaina, MSN, RN, ATC; Duhamel, Karen V., MSN, MS, RN

doi: 10.1097/01.NURSE.0000534092.48992.7a

Discrimination and abuse force many older adults in the lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer (LGBTQ) community to avoid or delay seeking healthcare. Use the simple tips and strategies outlined here to make these patients feel safe and comfortable.

Shaina Kraus is an assistant director of nurses and infection control practitioner at Douglas Manor in Windham, Conn., and Karen V. Duhamel is an assistant professor of nursing at the University of Hartford in West Hartford, Conn.

The authors have disclosed no financial relationships related to this article.

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