A Phenomenological Investigation of Primary Healthcare Experiences of Lesbians Over 50

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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10755/160340
Type:
Presentation
Title:
A Phenomenological Investigation of Primary Healthcare Experiences of Lesbians Over 50
Abstract:
A Phenomenological Investigation of Primary Healthcare Experiences of Lesbians Over 50
Conference Sponsor:Midwest Nursing Research Society
Conference Year:2005
Author:Dinkel, Shirley, MS, APRN, BC, CNS
P.I. Institution Name:Washburn University
Title:Assistant Professor
Contact Address:School of Nursing, 1700 SW College, Topeka, KS, 66612, USA
Contact Telephone:785-231-1010 Ext 1529
With the overall aging population in the U.S., it is anticipated that
a significant proportion of elder Americans, including lesbians, have
health conditions that warrant an increased understanding of geriatric
healthcare needs. Few studies have examined the healthcare experiences of
aging lesbians. Using snowball sampling, a phenomenological study examined
the meaning of primary healthcare (PHC) experiences to 15 lesbians. The
sample included American women, aged 50 years or older who self identified
as having an affectional or sexual orientation for women, who had been a
patient in a primary healthcare setting at least one time in their adult
lives and who agreed to an individual, audiotaped interview. Analysis
identified four themes: disclosure of sexual orientation to PHC providers,
heterosexism and homophobia in PHC settings, ageism and visions of the
ideal PHC provider. The research has implications for current and future
PHC providers who want to make a positive differences in the health of
aging lesbians.
Repository Posting Date:
26-Oct-2011
Date of Publication:
17-Oct-2011
Sponsors:
Midwest Nursing Research Society

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dc.typePresentationen_GB
dc.titleA Phenomenological Investigation of Primary Healthcare Experiences of Lesbians Over 50en_GB
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/160340-
dc.description.abstract<table><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-title">A Phenomenological Investigation of Primary Healthcare Experiences of Lesbians Over 50</td></tr><tr class="item-sponsor"><td class="label">Conference Sponsor:</td><td class="value">Midwest Nursing Research Society</td></tr><tr class="item-year"><td class="label">Conference Year:</td><td class="value">2005</td></tr><tr class="item-author"><td class="label">Author:</td><td class="value">Dinkel, Shirley, MS, APRN, BC, CNS</td></tr><tr class="item-institute"><td class="label">P.I. Institution Name:</td><td class="value">Washburn University</td></tr><tr class="item-author-title"><td class="label">Title:</td><td class="value">Assistant Professor</td></tr><tr class="item-address"><td class="label">Contact Address:</td><td class="value">School of Nursing, 1700 SW College, Topeka, KS, 66612, USA</td></tr><tr class="item-phone"><td class="label">Contact Telephone:</td><td class="value">785-231-1010 Ext 1529</td></tr><tr class="item-email"><td class="label">Email:</td><td class="value">shirley.dinkel@washburn.edu</td></tr><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-abstract">With the overall aging population in the U.S., it is anticipated that <br/> a significant proportion of elder Americans, including lesbians, have <br/> health conditions that warrant an increased understanding of geriatric <br/> healthcare needs. Few studies have examined the healthcare experiences of <br/> aging lesbians. Using snowball sampling, a phenomenological study examined <br/> the meaning of primary healthcare (PHC) experiences to 15 lesbians. The <br/> sample included American women, aged 50 years or older who self identified <br/> as having an affectional or sexual orientation for women, who had been a <br/> patient in a primary healthcare setting at least one time in their adult <br/> lives and who agreed to an individual, audiotaped interview. Analysis <br/> identified four themes: disclosure of sexual orientation to PHC providers, <br/> heterosexism and homophobia in PHC settings, ageism and visions of the <br/> ideal PHC provider. The research has implications for current and future <br/> PHC providers who want to make a positive differences in the health of <br/> aging lesbians.</td></tr></table>en_GB
dc.date.available2011-10-26T22:50:59Z-
dc.date.issued2011-10-17en_GB
dc.date.accessioned2011-10-26T22:50:59Z-
dc.description.sponsorshipMidwest Nursing Research Societyen_GB
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