LGBT Health Disparities Persist, But Nurses Can Help
"I would think that this would be a mark of excellence that would be a good thing to have," Zuzelo says.
Zuzelo says year after year, nursing is named the most-trusted profession by the public, so it's a nurse's responsibility to help every one of his or her patients feel like it is safe for them to be honest and forthcoming about their sexuality.
"As long as people feel threatened or uncomfortable with revealing or sharing… it stays covert," Zuzelo says. "It requires us, then, of being accepting of all the people we provide care [for]."
Alexandra Wilson Pecci is a managing editor for HealthLeaders Media.
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