How to Avoid Implicit Bias When Treating LGBTQ Patients

The percentage of American adults identifying as lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, or queer, commonly referred to as LGBTQ, is rising. Studies have shown half of all respondents have experienced a healthcare provider’s refusal to provide care or touch the patient; using excessive precautions, harsh or abusive language; blamed the patient for their health status; or being physically rough or abusive.

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