When Rural Isolation Means More than Geography: Rural-Urban Differences in Inclusive Practices for LGBT Patients
In this study, researchers conducted interviews with rural and urban PCPs, as well as collected qualitative data from each clinic’s registration forms, patient educational materials, patient rights policies, and employment nondiscrimination policies. Building from decades of stigma and stereotype research which indicates that pervasive stigma inhibits equitable opportunity even without explicit endorsements, these results suggest meaningful differences in inclusive practices that conceivably harm access to care and health outcomes for LGBT patients in rural areas.
Lambda Legal. (2010). When Health Care Isn’t Caring: Lambda Legal’s Survey of Discrimination Against LGBT People and People with HIV. Available at: http://www.lambdalegal.org/ publications/when-health-care-isnt-caring
Learning Areas:Diversity and culture
Provision of health care to the public
Compare the social patterns of inclusion and exclusion in rural areas versus urban areas for LGBT patients.
Keyword(s): Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender (LGBT), Health Care Access
Qualified on the content I am responsible for because: For several years, I have served as an Assistant Professor of Public Health, focusing both research and service to rural health equity. In addition, my dissertation research focused on gender identity and I teach on adolescent health and development for two universities. I served as the principal investigator and/or research advisor for all of the original research that will be shared in this session.
Any relevant financial relationships? No
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