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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10755/156424
Type:
Presentation
Title:
Teaching Nurse Practitioner Students: Addressing Lesbian/Gay Issues
Abstract:
Teaching Nurse Practitioner Students: Addressing Lesbian/Gay Issues
Conference Sponsor:Sigma Theta Tau International
Conference Year:2006
Author:Garzon, Laurel S., DNSc, CPNP
P.I. Institution Name:Old Dominion University
Title:Graduate Program Director
Co-Authors:Carolyn Rutledge, PhD, CFNP; Richardean Benjamin, PhD, MPH; Micah Scott, MSN, RN, BSN; Rita Klahr, RN, MSN; Stacey Plichta, ScD
Gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgendered people may have difficulty in accessing quality health services. In a 1998 survey of nursing students, 40% indicated they ?despised lesbian, gay and bisexual people?, ?found them disgusting? and thought they should ?keep their sexuality private.? A survey of New Mexico physicians indicated that up to 10% of physicians would not admit a transgendered person to medical school or refer patients to them upon completion. Gays and lesbians indicate a reluctance to seek health care with 96% of lesbians reporting anticipating situations that could be harmful if their provider knew they were lesbian. The purpose of this standardized patient (SP) program is to train and evaluate nurse practitioner (NP) students on addressing lesbian healthcare issues.  This program focuses on the Healthy People 2010 goal, ?Eliminate Health Disparities? and cultural competencies published by NONPF and AACN. Using Campinha-Bacote?s model, culturally competent providers possess cultural awareness, knowledge, skills, and desire achieved through cultural encounters.  The SP program provides NP students with the needed cultural encounters to address lesbian issues. Cases are presented by individuals from the community trained to present clinical scenarios, assess performance, and provide feedback.  The case was developed that portrayed a lesbian woman seeking health care.  The students were blinded regarding her lifestyle.  They were given her chief complaint of chest pain.  Through the history, the students were to uncover the fact that the patient was suffering from anxiety related to issues surrounding her sexual preference.  Once the interview was completed, the SP gave the students feedback regarding their performance and sensitivity to their alternative lifestyle.  This program enables NP students to gain deeper understanding and skills in managing patients of alternative lifestyles.  Using SPs, students are provided opportunities to become culturally competent utilizing the constructs of cultural competency emphasized by Campinha-Bacote.
Repository Posting Date:
26-Oct-2011
Date of Publication:
17-Oct-2011
Sponsors:
Sigma Theta Tau International

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dc.typePresentationen_GB
dc.titleTeaching Nurse Practitioner Students: Addressing Lesbian/Gay Issuesen_GB
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/156424-
dc.description.abstract<table><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-title">Teaching Nurse Practitioner Students: Addressing Lesbian/Gay Issues</td></tr><tr class="item-sponsor"><td class="label">Conference Sponsor:</td><td class="value">Sigma Theta Tau International</td></tr><tr class="item-year"><td class="label">Conference Year:</td><td class="value">2006</td></tr><tr class="item-author"><td class="label">Author:</td><td class="value">Garzon, Laurel S., DNSc, CPNP</td></tr><tr class="item-institute"><td class="label">P.I. Institution Name:</td><td class="value">Old Dominion University</td></tr><tr class="item-author-title"><td class="label">Title:</td><td class="value">Graduate Program Director</td></tr><tr class="item-email"><td class="label">Email:</td><td class="value">lgarzon@odu.edu</td></tr><tr class="item-co-authors"><td class="label">Co-Authors:</td><td class="value">Carolyn Rutledge, PhD, CFNP; Richardean Benjamin, PhD, MPH; Micah Scott, MSN, RN, BSN; Rita Klahr, RN, MSN; Stacey Plichta, ScD</td></tr><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-abstract">Gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgendered people may have difficulty in accessing quality health services. In a 1998 survey of nursing students, 40% indicated they ?despised lesbian, gay and bisexual people?, ?found them disgusting? and thought they should ?keep their sexuality private.? A survey of New Mexico physicians indicated that up to 10% of physicians would not admit a transgendered person to medical school or refer patients to them upon completion. Gays and lesbians indicate a reluctance to seek health care with 96% of lesbians reporting anticipating situations that could be harmful if their provider knew they were lesbian. The purpose of this standardized patient (SP) program is to train and evaluate nurse practitioner (NP) students on addressing lesbian healthcare issues.&nbsp; This program focuses on the Healthy People 2010 goal, ?Eliminate Health Disparities? and cultural competencies published by NONPF and AACN. Using Campinha-Bacote?s model, culturally competent providers possess cultural awareness, knowledge, skills, and desire achieved through cultural encounters.&nbsp; The SP program provides NP students with the needed cultural encounters to address lesbian issues. Cases are presented by individuals from the community trained to present clinical scenarios, assess performance, and provide feedback.&nbsp; The case was developed that portrayed a lesbian woman seeking health care.&nbsp; The students were blinded regarding her lifestyle.&nbsp; They were given her chief complaint of chest pain.&nbsp; Through the history, the students were to uncover the fact that the patient was suffering from anxiety related to issues surrounding her sexual preference.&nbsp; Once the interview was completed, the SP gave the students feedback regarding their performance and sensitivity to their alternative lifestyle.&nbsp; This program enables NP students to gain deeper understanding and skills in managing patients of alternative lifestyles.&nbsp; Using SPs, students are provided opportunities to become culturally competent utilizing the constructs of cultural competency emphasized by Campinha-Bacote.</td></tr></table>en_GB
dc.date.available2011-10-26T14:46:09Z-
dc.date.issued2011-10-17en_GB
dc.date.accessioned2011-10-26T14:46:09Z-
dc.description.sponsorshipSigma Theta Tau Internationalen_GB
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