Episode 211: Apply the LGBTQIA+ Lived Experience to Your Patient Interactions
“When we think about how oncology nurses can really be helpful in overcoming barriers to care, it comes back to what we do very well—which is getting to know our patients,” David Rice, PhD, MSN, RN, NP, NEA-BC, chief nurse of research and development at the Greater Los Angeles VA Medical Center in California said during his conversation with Stephanie Jardine, BSN, RN, oncology clinical specialist at ONS. David and Stephanie discussed the nursing considerations for LGBTQIA+ patients with cancer and how nurses can help overcome barriers and eliminate disparities during all stages of the cancer continuum. David facilitated a panel discussion on the topic at the 47th Annual ONS Congress® in Anaheim, CA, on April 29, 2022. You can also earn free NCPD contact hours by completing the evaluation linked below.
Music Credit: "Fireflies and Stardust" by Kevin MacLeod
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Earn 1.00 contact hours of nursing continuing professional development (NCPD) by listening to the full recording and completing an evaluation at myoutcomes.ons.org by June 10, 2024. The planners and faculty for this episode have no relevant financial relationships with ineligible companies to disclose. ONS is accredited as a provider of NCPD by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation.
Check out these resources from today’s episode:
- Complete this evaluation for free NCPD.
- Learn more about David’s panel discussion at ONS Congress, and watch it on-demand from May 23–June 30, 2022, to earn an additional 1.25 NCPD contact hours.
- Documentary: Intersexion: Finding a Place in a Two-Gender World
- National LGBT Cancer Network
- Fenway Institute National LGBTQIA+ Health Education Center
- Association of American Medical Colleges' diversity and inclusion video series
- Whitman-Walker transforming health care toolkit
- Lambda Legal: Intersex-Affirming Hospital Policy Guide
- National Academies of Science, Engineering, and Medicine: Measuring Sex, Gender Identity and Sexual Orientation
- American Society of Clinical Oncology Position Statement: Strategies for Reducing Cancer Health Disparities Among Sexual and Gender Minority Populations
- Recent studies:
- What Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Queer, and Intersex Patients Say Doctors Should Know and Do: A Qualitative Study
- LGBT Populations’ Barriers to Care
- Electronic Medical Records and the Transgender Patient: Recommendations From the World Professional Association for Transgender Health EMR Working Group
- The Association of Sexual Orientation With Cancer Screening and Diagnosis
- How Can We Meet the Support Needs of LGBT Cancer Patients in Oncology? A Systematic Review
To discuss the information in this episode with other oncology nurses, visit the ONS Communities.
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