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Compassionately Caring for LGBT

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Compassionately Caring for LGBT

Nurses have a professional duty to provide care for all patients regardless of race, ethnicity, religion, gender, disability, sexual orientation, or gender identity. As Christian nurses, we are called by our profession and faith to welcome and care for those who are stigmatized by others. This article defines LGBT (Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender), offers reasons why LGBT persons are at risk for healthcare disparities, discusses referral of LGBT persons to healthcare resources, and states ways to be more welcoming for LGBT persons in a faith setting. Please note that you must complete the free registration to access the test section of the resource at the following link: To access the related course for ANCC Credit, please click here: The course material is accessible under the "Activity ˅" tab. For more instruction on LGBTQ healthcare please view the eBook, LGBTQ Cultures: What Healthcare Professionals Need to Know About Sexual and Gender Diversity, please click here:

Learning Objectives:
After viewing this video, the learner will be able to:

  • To define lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender (LGBT), and transsexual and discuss issues related to LGBT persons.
  • To identify healthcare risks for members of the LGBT community.
  • To list ways to be more helpful and welcoming to LGBT persons in a faith setting.

Lippincott Nursing Center

Sarah Sanders, BSN, RN, CCRN
St. Louis VA Medical Center

Financial Interest or Commercial Support:
Sarah Sanders has received honoraria for teaching classes for faith community nurses on providing culturally competent care for LGBT persons.

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