Journal article

Tasmanian healthcare professionals' & students' capacity for LGBTI inclusive care: A qualitative inquiry.

Ruby Grant, Anthony KJ Smith, Lyndsay Newett, Meredith Nash, Richard Turner, Louise Owen

Health Soc Care Community | Published : 2021

Abstract

The health disparities and care needs of lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and intersex (LGBTI+) patients are becoming well known. However, healthcare practitioners (HCPs) and medical students across the Global North report limited understanding of this population and express concern about their capacity to meet the needs of LGBTI + patients. To address these gaps in literature and practice, this study draws on qualitative interviews with 12 clinicians and five health professional students exploring their understandings and approaches to LGBTI + inclusive practice in Tasmania, Australia. Through a reflexive thematic analysis, we identified that both practicing clinicians and students did n..

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