Straight for Equality in Healthcare invites you to join the growing number of healthcare providers who want to find out more about what it means to be an ally in healthcare, learn more about the specific healthcare concerns/needs of the lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer (LGBTQ+) community, and/or look for everyday actions they can take to support LGBTQ+ people at their practice.
Healthcare providers across the country already know that when patients feel comfortable that communication and rapport will improve and in turn benefit the care that the patient receives. Some added benefits of being an ally to people who are LGBTQ+ in healthcare include greater patient retention, improved treatment adherence and compliance, and increased patient satisfaction. And everyone knows that good news spreads fast. Satisfied patients are more likely to recommend your practice to their friends and family.
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Learn how to make the case for culture change as a key component to effective treatment plans and better healthcare outcomes for patients.
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An every growing body of research can help you to learn more about culturally competent care, why it is so important, and steps that you can take to make your patients feel welcome.
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This guide helps healthcare professionals understand how they too can help move equality forward. By being more inclusive in their language and learning more about the unique challenges that LGBTQ+ people face doctors, nurses, and allied health professionals can change- or save - lives.
Personal Stories in Healthcare
The coming out stories of allies can create some important learning moments, especially in healthcare settings. Listening to ally stories to understand what they need - and how they can contribute to the work of achieving equality for all - is a great place to start.