Study finds LGBT-competent health care scarce

  • metta

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    Apr 28, 2015 2:42 PM GMT
    Study finds LGBT-competent health care scarce


    http://www.washingtonblade.com/2015/04/24/study-finds-lgbt-competent-health-care-scarce/
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    Apr 28, 2015 6:31 PM GMT
    There is not appropriate training in many areas of health care regarding the care of LGBT patients
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    Apr 28, 2015 7:23 PM GMT
    Not true.

    "Student sends out self-referential survey to hospitals. No meaningful data collected."
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    Apr 28, 2015 7:44 PM GMT
    You are always your own best advocate. YOU decide on the Doctor. If you know more than he does (medical facts) then find a better Doctor.

    It's important to have a Gay friendly doctor, you are sharing personal information and it needs to be honest. And in turn without stigma.

    http://www.aidsmeds.com/articles/scientific_literacy_BAI_2042_26904.shtml
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    Apr 28, 2015 7:55 PM GMT
    Why I like Kaiser P:

    https://healthy.kaiserpermanente.org/static/health/en-us/landing_pages/pride/index.htm?kpSearch=diversity

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    Apr 29, 2015 12:08 AM GMT
    That is a bullshit study. Only half of schools responded?!??
    And it didn't even measure LGBT competent care. It measured self reported presence of policies. A lack or presence of policicies would have little or no bearing on good care. LGBT are human beings. They need to be treated with respect and dignity. If a doctor accidentally uses the wrong pronoun or assumes your husband is a platonic friend cut them some slack. If they are otherwise a good doctor and are correctable then stick with them.
    And doctors learn from their patients. I see things occasionally that I am not familiar with. An unusual disease or presentation. Part of being a good doctor is knowing your scope of practice and making a referral when needed or even telling the patient "you know I don't know much about that but I'm going to do some research on it."
  • rdberg1957

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    Apr 30, 2015 3:22 AM GMT
    For the last 20 years, I have had two primary care physicians, both have been gay. Most of the time it makes no difference. However there have been a few instances when I have been more candid with my current physician than I would have otherwise. This helped me make better medical choices.
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    Apr 30, 2015 3:38 AM GMT
    I guess I'm safe... most of my exes and dates are doctors! icon_lol.gif
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    Apr 30, 2015 4:14 PM GMT
    bachian saidI guess I'm safe... most of my exes and dates are doctors! icon_lol.gif


    I'm a doctor, date me! icon_cool.gif
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    Apr 30, 2015 5:22 PM GMT
    Wyndahoi said
    bachian saidI guess I'm safe... most of my exes and dates are doctors! icon_lol.gif


    I'm a doctor, date me! icon_cool.gif


    I'm already dating one! icon_lol.gif