Two years ago, nursing professor Kim Acquaviva asked a group of home care nurses whether they thought she was going to hell for being a lesbian. It’s OK if you do, Acquaviva said, but is the afterlife within your scope of practice?
After Acquaviva’s talk, an older nurse announced she would change how she treats LGBTQ people under her care.
“I still think you’re going to hell, but I’m going to stop telling patients that,” the nurse told Acquaviva.
Acquaviva, a professor at the George Washington University School of Nursing in Washington, D.C., raised the example Tuesday at a panel hosted by Kaiser Health News on inclusive care for LGBTQ seniors. It was one of many examples of discrimination that these older adults may face as they seek medical care.
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“Gay & Bisexual Men Living with Prostate Cancer (from Diagnosis to Recovery)” is the latest book from LGBTQ scholarly publisher Harrington Park Press and like previous titles from the imprint, such as “Transgender Sex Work and Society” and “LGBTQ Hospice and Palliative Care,” the book is a first of its kind.
The book, edited by Jane M. Ussher, Janette Perz B.R., Simon Rosser was written not only for the medical community treating gay and bi men with prostate cancer, but also as a supportive resource for gay and bi men diagnosed with prostate cancer. It is the most current and comprehensive book on the subject published to date, incorporating the tremendous new developments in cancer treatment from the past ten years.
Below, Dr. Simon Rosser and Dr. Bill West, coauthors of several chapters in “Gay & Bisexual Men Living with Prostate Cancer,” answer 12 questions and offer advice to gay and bi men facing prostate cancer. (Simon and Bill are married, out and living with prostate cancer.)
Prostate Cancer: 12 Things Every Gay/Bisexual Man should Know about Prostate Cancer
Meet the married lesbian unsung pioneering heroes of LGBT substance abuse research and counseling: An Interview with Dana Finnegan and Emily McNally Emily McNally (left) Dana Finnegan (right). This picture was taken by one of our friends in the home of a lesbian couple we were visiting in London about ten years ago. We were …