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Sexual orientation and mental health Recent guidance from the Royal College of Nursing urges nurses to develop and promote good nursing practice in meeting the needs of all who identify themselves as gay, lesbian or bisexual ( RCN 1998 )



Sexual orientation and mental health Recent guidance from the Royal College of Nursing urges nurses to develop and promote good nursing practice in meeting the needs of all who identify themselves as gay, lesbian or bisexual ( RCN 1998 )



Nursing Standard 1987) 12(34): 32-32



NlmCategory="UNASSIGNED">Prejudice, discrimination and inequality can damage the mental health of lesbians, gay men and bisexuals. Nurses are in a position to identify the needs of lesbian, gay and bisexual patients and to lobby for improvements in services. They can also argue for changes in social attitudes which perpetrate discrimination and prejudice. This report describes how nurses can contribute to: Equal opportunities policies ■ Awareness training ■ Philosophies of care.

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