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LGBT in Healthcare - staff and patients


Double question (maybe triple). 1) If LGBT, have you experienced discimination in your healthcare? If LGBT staff, have you experienced discrimination from pts/colleagues? 2)If not LGBT, would you be bothered at all by having a LGBT person caring for you? Would you ask for another carer? All answers are accepted, please note I'm writing something with the answers.

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Austinstar says

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    Sarah Siddons 21 months ago

    I agree 100% with respect to "money/coverage talks". I was in healthcare for 20 years leading up to the birth of my daughter and saw everything you are talking about with respect to AIDS as late as 2004 (IN CALIFORNIA!!)


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    Austinstar 21 months ago

    LOL, some of the caregivers ARE purple giants from pluto!


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Lisa Vollrath (lisavollrath) says

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    Jacqui (jlpark) 21 months ago

    As it should be.

    As an RN - its not my pts business that I'm gay, it changes nothing abt my care or skill. It has been asked + I'm always honest if asked directly, or I've mentioned it if it would benefit a pt eg struggling with identity etc

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    Jacqui (jlpark) 21 months ago

    Thanks KJ. As an RN who is LGBT, I've never had issues caring for anyone or had anyone have issue with me caring for them. Given many countries are not as forward as my own, I was curious as to other people's experiences. Thanks 4 yr answer.

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Grace Marguerite Williams (gmwilliams) says

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    Jacqui (jlpark) 21 months ago

    It's Utah - two words explain a LOT! Awesome birth story - at least you stood your ground abt them not taking her. We have a 1yr old + NZ doesn't use nurseries xcept NICU, so I couldn't have let them take her 2 the nursery. Glad yr experience was gd!

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    Link10103 21 months ago

    "Oh God, ew. You do realize she plays for her own team, don't you?"

    I assume you were joking around when you said that then after a hubber expressed attraction to a lgbt hubber. He wasn't serious, i think anyway, so can I assume you weren't either?


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