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Better serving Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender patients

August 29, 2013

Important food for thought when broadening your thinking about an inclusive cultural health approach within your organization. 

When thinking about cultural health, consider your health organization. What could it be doing to better provide effective, equitable, understandable, and respectful services to all individuals?

  • Over 1 out of 4 lesbian, gay, and bisexual individuals and nearly 3 out of 4 transgender individuals believe that medical personnel would treat them differently because of their sexuality.
  • Fifty-six percent of lesbian, gay, and bisexual patients and 70 percent of transgender patients reported at least one instance of being treated poorly in a health care setting.

These facts and more food for thought may be found in “Better Serving Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender Patients,” an article from the American Hospital Association’s Hospitals and Health Networks Daily publication.

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