Nurse Practitioners' Barriers and Facilitators to Providing Lesbian, Gay and Bisexual Inclusive Care

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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10755/601989
Category:
Full-text
Format:
Text-based Document
Type:
Presentation
Title:
Nurse Practitioners' Barriers and Facilitators to Providing Lesbian, Gay and Bisexual Inclusive Care
Other Titles:
Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender (LGBT) and Nursing Care [Session]
Author(s):
Dorsen, Caroline
Lead Author STTI Affiliation:
Upsilon
Author Details:
Caroline Dorsen, FNP-BC, cgd5@nyu.edu
Abstract:
Session presented on Sunday, July 26, 2015: Purpose: Research shows that LGB individuals experience significant healthcare disparities compared to heterosexuals. Although the reasons are multifactorial, negative attitudes towards LGB patients among healthcare providers may be a key factor. There is a paucity of literature on nurses??? attitudes towards LGB patients, and there has never been a study on NP attitudes towards LGB patients. The purpose of this qualitative study was to explore the attitudes and experiences of NPs working with LGB patients in NYC. Methods: This study used Corbin & Strauss??? grounded theory methodology. Semi-structured interviews with experts in LGBT health (n=3) and LGB patients (n=6) informed the final interview guide used with a sample of 19 NPs working in primary/outpatient care. NPs were recruited via publically available lists and snowball sampling. A three step analysis procedure culminated in the conceptual framework: NPs multiple facilitators and barriers to providing LGB inclusive care. Results: The resulting framework reflects the complexity of the multiple, often overlapping, influences on attitudes and intention to provide LGB inclusive care and includes 5 factors: 1) NPs baseline passive intention to provide inclusive care, 2) facilitators to providing care, 3) barriers to providing care, 4) active intention to provide care and 5) education and experience needed to provide LGB inclusive care. Conclusion: Consideration of the barriers and facilitators NPs face when providing LGB inclusive care will help educators, researchers and policy makers understand the complex interplay of factors in attitude development and intention to provide LGB inclusive care, with the goal of reducing health disparities.
Keywords:
Grounded theory; lesbian, gay and bisexual health disaprities; Nurse and NP attitudes towards LGB patients
Repository Posting Date:
17-Mar-2016
Date of Publication:
17-Mar-2016 ; 17-Mar-2016
Other Identifiers:
INRC15I13
Conference Date:
2015
Conference Name:
26th International Nursing Research Congress
Conference Host:
Sigma Theta Tau International, the Honor Society of Nursing
Conference Location:
San Juan, Puerto Rico
Description:
Research Congress 2015 Theme: Question Locally, Engage Regionally, Apply Globally. Held at the Puerto Rico Convention Center.

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dc.language.isoenen
dc.type.categoryFull-texten
dc.formatText-based Documenten
dc.typePresentationen
dc.titleNurse Practitioners' Barriers and Facilitators to Providing Lesbian, Gay and Bisexual Inclusive Careen
dc.title.alternativeLesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender (LGBT) and Nursing Care [Session]en
dc.contributor.authorDorsen, Carolineen
dc.contributor.departmentUpsilonen
dc.author.detailsCaroline Dorsen, FNP-BC, cgd5@nyu.eduen
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/601989-
dc.description.abstractSession presented on Sunday, July 26, 2015: Purpose: Research shows that LGB individuals experience significant healthcare disparities compared to heterosexuals. Although the reasons are multifactorial, negative attitudes towards LGB patients among healthcare providers may be a key factor. There is a paucity of literature on nurses??? attitudes towards LGB patients, and there has never been a study on NP attitudes towards LGB patients. The purpose of this qualitative study was to explore the attitudes and experiences of NPs working with LGB patients in NYC. Methods: This study used Corbin & Strauss??? grounded theory methodology. Semi-structured interviews with experts in LGBT health (n=3) and LGB patients (n=6) informed the final interview guide used with a sample of 19 NPs working in primary/outpatient care. NPs were recruited via publically available lists and snowball sampling. A three step analysis procedure culminated in the conceptual framework: NPs multiple facilitators and barriers to providing LGB inclusive care. Results: The resulting framework reflects the complexity of the multiple, often overlapping, influences on attitudes and intention to provide LGB inclusive care and includes 5 factors: 1) NPs baseline passive intention to provide inclusive care, 2) facilitators to providing care, 3) barriers to providing care, 4) active intention to provide care and 5) education and experience needed to provide LGB inclusive care. Conclusion: Consideration of the barriers and facilitators NPs face when providing LGB inclusive care will help educators, researchers and policy makers understand the complex interplay of factors in attitude development and intention to provide LGB inclusive care, with the goal of reducing health disparities.en
dc.subjectGrounded theoryen
dc.subjectlesbian, gay and bisexual health disapritiesen
dc.subjectNurse and NP attitudes towards LGB patientsen
dc.date.available2016-03-17T13:00:55Zen
dc.date.issued2016-03-17-
dc.date.issued2016-03-17en
dc.date.accessioned2016-03-17T13:00:55Zen
dc.conference.date2015en
dc.conference.name26th International Nursing Research Congressen
dc.conference.hostSigma Theta Tau International, the Honor Society of Nursingen
dc.conference.locationSan Juan, Puerto Ricoen
dc.descriptionResearch Congress 2015 Theme: Question Locally, Engage Regionally, Apply Globally. Held at the Puerto Rico Convention Center.en
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