Mental Health Disparities in the LGBT Community: The Role of Stigma

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http://hdl.handle.net/10755/624005
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Full-text
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Text-based Document
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Thesis or Other Graduate Paper
Level of Evidence:
Literature Review
Research Approach:
Other
Title:
Mental Health Disparities in the LGBT Community: The Role of Stigma
Author(s):
Anderson, Shani
Lead Author STTI Affiliation:
Chi Theta
Author Details:
Shani Anderson, BSN, RN, BS MSN Student, Massachusetts College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences | email: sande1@stu.mcphs.edu
Abstract:

It is widely known that people who identify themselves as Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual or Transgender (LGBT) face systematic oppression and devaluation due to social stigmas.  The purpose of this integrative review was to explore the impact of stigma on mental health outcomes in the LGBT community. A literature search was performed utilizing several electronic databases resulting in 15 primary and secondary sources for analysis. These sources included participants from adolescent to oldest adult and also studies from three countries. Current research indicates LGBT people experience higher rates of mental health problems, substance abuse, and poor physical health compared to their heterosexual peers. A lack of culturally sensitive care is a common complaint which may delay individuals from seeking treatment or from being forthcoming during examinations. Additional findings indicate future research is needed to develop specialized assessments and treatment guidelines to obtain best patient outcomes for this vulnerable population.

Keywords:
LGBT mental health dispartities
CINAHL Headings:
GLBT Persons; Mental Health; Mental Health--Evaluation; Stigma; Substance Abuse; Healthcare Disparities; Healthcare Disparities--Trends
Repository Posting Date:
26-Mar-2018
Date of Publication:
26-Mar-2018
Note:
This work has been approved through a peer-review process prior to its posting in the Virginia Henderson Global Nursing e-Repository.
Grantor:
Massachusetts College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences
Degree:
Master’s
Degree Year:
2018

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dc.language.isoen_USen
dc.type.categoryFull-texten
dc.formatText-based Documenten
dc.typeThesis or Other Graduate Paperen
dc.evidence.levelLiterature Reviewen
dc.research.approachOtheren
dc.titleMental Health Disparities in the LGBT Community: The Role of Stigmaen_US
dc.contributor.authorAnderson, Shanien
dc.contributor.departmentChi Thetaen
dc.author.detailsShani Anderson, BSN, RN, BS MSN Student, Massachusetts College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences | email: sande1@stu.mcphs.eduen
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/624005-
dc.description.abstract<p>It is widely known that people who identify themselves as Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual or Transgender (LGBT) face systematic oppression and devaluation due to social stigmas.  The purpose of this integrative review was to explore the impact of stigma on mental health outcomes in the LGBT community. A literature search was performed utilizing several electronic databases resulting in 15 primary and secondary sources for analysis. These sources included participants from adolescent to oldest adult and also studies from three countries. Current research indicates LGBT people experience higher rates of mental health problems, substance abuse, and poor physical health compared to their heterosexual peers. A lack of culturally sensitive care is a common complaint which may delay individuals from seeking treatment or from being forthcoming during examinations. Additional findings indicate future research is needed to develop specialized assessments and treatment guidelines to obtain best patient outcomes for this vulnerable population. <em></em></p>en
dc.subjectLGBT mental health dispartitiesen
dc.subject.cinahlGLBT Personsen
dc.subject.cinahlMental Healthen
dc.subject.cinahlMental Health--Evaluationen
dc.subject.cinahlStigmaen
dc.subject.cinahlSubstance Abuseen
dc.subject.cinahlHealthcare Disparitiesen
dc.subject.cinahlHealthcare Disparities--Trendsen
dc.date.available2018-03-26T19:13:39Z-
dc.date.issued2018-03-26-
dc.date.accessioned2018-03-26T19:13:39Z-
dc.description.noteThis work has been approved through a peer-review process prior to its posting in the Virginia Henderson Global Nursing e-Repository.-
thesis.degree.grantorMassachusetts College of Pharmacy and Health Sciencesen
thesis.degree.levelMaster’sen
thesis.degree.year2018-
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