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Fostering sexual and gender minority status disclosure in patients

Cottrell, Damon B. DNP, APRN, FNP-C, CCNS, ACNS-BC

doi: 10.1097/01.NPR.0000559846.83872.da
Feature: LGBTQ+ HEALTH
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Abstract: Members of the sexual and gender minority (SGM) community face complex barriers to accessing quality healthcare. NPs have a responsibility to create welcoming care settings where patients can share a trusting provider–patient relationship to disclose their SGM status, an event shown to improve patient outcomes.

Members of the sexual and gender minority (SGM) community face complex barriers to accessing quality healthcare. NPs have a responsibility to create welcoming care settings where patients can share a trusting provider-patient relationship to disclose their SGM status, which has shown to improve patient outcomes.

Damon B. Cottrell is an assistant dean and clinical professor at Texas Woman's University, Denton, Tex., and an NP at Denton Regional Urgent Care, Denton, Tex.

The author has disclosed no financial relationships related to this article.

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