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Pride spotlight: LGBTQ+ health: useful reading and resources

17 Jun 2021

LGBTQ+ health: useful reading and resources

Graphic two hands making a heart shape with a rainbow heart, and the word Proud In 2018, Stonewall research showed that 52% of LGBTQ+ people experienced depression in the previous year. Many faced widespread discrimination in healthcare settings and one in seven LGBTQ+ people avoided seeking healthcare for fear of discrimination from staff. 

Nursing professionals can improve their competency and create an inclusive healthcare environment by educating themselves on the needs of LGBTQ+ populations. The RCN has published many resources providing insights into how to care for LGBTQ+ patients, which feature in our library Subject Guide LGBTQ+ Health. The Subject Guide also includes books, reports, journal articles and videos and is one of your go-to places for resources on this topic. 

Check out some of our past events and exhibitions too. 

Online exhibition: Hidden in plain sight: Celebrating nursing diversity 

Inclusion Café Book Club: Trans stories and experience

Page last updated - 17/06/2021