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LGBTQ+ Health

Use this guide to find information about LGBTQ+ health including books, reports, journal articles and videos. For the purposes of this guide, we are using LGBTQ+ with the “+” representing inclusivity

Last updated: 24/12/2020

Key Resources

Royal College of Nursing (2020) Fair care for trans and non-binary people: an RCN guide for nursing and health care professionals. 3rd edn. London: RCN. Royal College of Nursing (2020) Fair care for trans and non-binary people: an RCN guide for nursing and health care professionals. 3rd edn. London: RCN.
Royal College of Nursing (2016) Caring for lesbian, gay, bisexual and trans clients or patients: guide for nurses and health care support workers on next of kin issues, London: RCN. Royal College of Nursing (2016) Caring for lesbian, gay, bisexual and trans clients or patients: guide for nurses and health care support workers on next of kin issues, London: RCN.
RCN: Proud
  • The RCN promotes equality of opportunity for lesbian, gay, bisexual and trans (LGBT) staff and champions equality, diversity, human rights and inclusion in the health and social care sector. RCN members can work with us to improve equality in the workplace, raise awareness, provide (and receive) support and celebrate diversity and promote equality of opportunity.
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RCN - Diversity and inclusion
  • The RCN champions equality, inclusion and human rights issues across the depth and breadth of the health and social care sector.
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Kings College London (2017) ACCESSCare research.
  • Ten recommendations to improve care for LGBT people facing advanced illness.
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LGBT Foundation (2020) Hidden figures: LGBT Health inequalities in the UK. Manchester: LGBT Foundation.
Marie Curie (no date) Caring for LGBTQ+ people at the end of life.
Marie Curie (2020) Getting care and planning for the future: information for LGBTQ+ people affected by terminal illness and their family and friends.
Public Health England and Royal College of Nursing (2015) Preventing suicide among lesbian, gay and bisexual people: a toolkit for nurses, London: PHE.
Public Health England and Royal College of Nursing (2015) Preventing suicide among trans young people: a toolkit for nurses, London: PHE.
Royal College of General Practitioners: LGBT Health Hub
  • The LGBT Health Hub is free to access when you register for an RCGP account. Contains a series of e-learning modules, podcasts and screencasts aimed at improving health care provision for members of the LGBTQ+ community.
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Stonewall (2018) LGBT in Britain health report. London: Stonewall.
Stonewall (no date) Sexual orientation: a guide for the NHS, London: Stonewall.
Trades Union Congress (2014) Out at work: a TUC education workbook (2nd edition), London: TUC.

Books

Acquaviva K D (2017) LGBTQ-inclusive hospice and palliative care: a practical guide to transforming professional practice. New York: Perseus Book. Acquaviva K D (2017) LGBTQ-inclusive hospice and palliative care: a practical guide to transforming professional practice. New York: Perseus Book.
Dalzell H and Protos K (2020) A clinician's guide to gender identity and body image: practical support for working with transgender and gender-expansive clients. London: Jessica Kingsley Publishers. Dalzell H and Protos K (2020) A clinician's guide to gender identity and body image: practical support for working with transgender and gender-expansive clients. London: Jessica Kingsley Publishers.
Eckstrand K L and Ehrenfeld, JM (2016) Lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender healthcare: A clinical guide to preventive, primary, and specialist care. Cham: Springer International Publishing. Eckstrand K L and Ehrenfeld, JM (2016) Lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender healthcare: A clinical guide to preventive, primary, and specialist care. Cham: Springer International Publishing.
Eliason M J and Chinn P L (2018) LGBTQ cultures: what health care professionals need to know about sexual and gender diversity. 3rd edn. Philadelphia: Wolters Kluwer. Eliason M J and Chinn P L (2018) LGBTQ cultures: what health care professionals need to know about sexual and gender diversity. 3rd edn. Philadelphia: Wolters Kluwer.
Acquaviva K D (2017) LGBTQ-inclusive hospice and palliative care: a practical guide to transforming professional practice. New York: Perseus Book. Levounis P and Yarbrough E (2020) Pocket guide to LGBTQ mental health: understanding the spectrum of gender and sexuality. Washington: American Psychiatric Association Publishing.
Fish J and Karban K (2015) Lesbian, gay, bisexual and trans health inequalities: international perspectives in social work, Bristol: Policy Press. Fish J and Karban K (2015) Lesbian, gay, bisexual and trans health inequalities: international perspectives in social work. Bristol: Policy Press.
Fisher SK, Poirier JM and Blau GM (2012) Improving emotional and behavioral outcomes for LGBT youth: a guide for professionals. Baltimore, Md: Paul H. Brookes Publishing. Fisher SK, Poirier JM and Blau GM (2012) Improving emotional and behavioral outcomes for LGBT youth: a guide for professionals. Baltimore, Md: Paul H. Brookes Publishing.
Dickinson T (2015) Curing queers: Mental nurses and their patients, 1935-74. Manchester: Manchester University Press. Dickinson T (2015) Curing queers: mental nurses and their patients, 1935-74. Manchester: Manchester University Press.
Vincent B (2018) Transgender health: a practitioner's guide to binary and non-binary trans patient care. London: Jessica Kingsley Publishers. Vincent B (2018) Transgender health: a practitioner's guide to binary and non-binary trans patient care. London: Jessica Kingsley Publishers.
Ward R, Rivers I and Sutherland M (2012) Lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender ageing: biographical approaches for inclusive care and support, London: Jessica Kingsley. Ward R, Rivers I and Sutherland M (2012) Lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender ageing: biographical approaches for inclusive care and support. London: Jessica Kingsley.

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Journals

Journals

Journals of interest for LGBT+ health. Use these links to see details of availability.

Exhibitions

RCN Library exhibition: Hidden in plain sight: celebrating nursing diversity RCN Exhibition: Hidden in plain sight: celebrating nursing diversity
  • This exhibition celebrates the contributions of some of the people whose work and lives have too often been overlooked, showcasing just a few of these stories from the RCN collections, including LGBTQ+ nurses, BAME nurses and Deaf mental health nurses.
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Videos

RCN: Nursing Loud and Proud: Peter Tatchell and LGBT Activism
Peter Tatchell tells the little known story of his hunt for the doctor who experimented on gay concentration camp prisoners and escaped justice.
RCN: Tommy Dickinson on "curing queers"
Tommy Dickinson speaks about research for his book ‘Curing queers: mental nurses and their patients 1935-74’

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