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Mental health nursing for transgender people: are we caring?

06 February 2018

Mental Health Practice

Evidence & practice

Transgender people experience widespread prejudice in society and health professionals are often complicit in this discrimination. Transgender people are at a...

Finding a safe place to explore sexual identity

08 June 2011

Learning Disability Practice

Feature

This article describes the role of Mingle, a support group for people with learning disabilities who identify as lesbian, gay, transgender or bisexual. The service...

Out in the open

01 February 2006

Nursing Standard

Clinical digest

Health services are among the worst employers for gay, lesbian and transgender staff, according to the campaign group Stonewall – some nurses have even been...

Meet my new sister

08 February 2011

Nursing Standard

Feature

Born male but now a confident woman, Rebecca Phillips wants to be treated with dignity. Her sister Anne Wells is an RCN convener and council member.

Home is where the hate is

01 July 2006

Nursing Standard

Feature

Domestic violence and abuse are areas where health professionals often fear to tread, feeling that they have insufficient information and expertise to be able to...

Policing hate crime

13 February 2007

Nursing Standard

Feature

A partnership between nurses at a London sexual health clinic and local police officers helps police in their work combating hate crime.

School’s out for bullying

01 February 2006

Nursing Standard

Clinical digest

Homophobic bullying of school pupils has a devastating effect on students’ physical, mental and emotional health. The RCN’s Out group is working with Schools Out to...