Advocating for LGBTQ+ older adults: a review of the role of executive nurses
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Advocating for LGBTQ+ older adults: a review of the role of executive nurses

Samy Taha PhD student, Faculty of Nursing, Université de Montréal, Montréal, Quebec, Canada
Laurence Bernard Associate Professor, Faculty of Nursing, Université de Montréal, Montréal, Quebec, Canada
Dave Holmes Full Professor, School of Nursing, Faculty of Health Sciences, University of Ottawa, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
Sarah Abboud Assistant Professor, College of Nursing, University of Illinois at Chicago, Chicago, Illinois, US

Why you should read this article:
  • To recognise the challenges that older adults may experience in healthcare settings if they are lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer or questioning and others (LGBTQ+)

  • To identify improvements that could be made in the nursing care of LGBTQ+ older adults

  • To provide recommendations that executive nurses can use in their practice to ensure inclusive care for LGBTQ+ older adults

Over the past four decades, the number of people aged over 60 years has increased worldwide, and within this population there has been a proportional increase in people with diverse sexual orientations and gender identities. Executive nurses have an important leadership role in challenging heterocisnormative care practices in healthcare environments that affect the well-being of older adults who are lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer or questioning and others (LGBTQ+). This article reports on the findings of a secondary analysis of data extracted from an earlier scoping review to provide recommendations for executive nurses on how to advocate for LGBTQ+ older adults and create safe and inclusive healthcare environments for them.

Nursing Management. doi: 10.7748/nm.2020.e1965

Peer review

This article has been subject to external double-blind peer review and has been checked for plagiarism using automated software

Correspondence

samy.taha@umontreal.ca

Conflict of interest

None declared

Taha S, Bernard, L, Holmes D et al (2020) Advocating for LGBTQ+ older adults: a review of the role of executive nurses. Nursing Management. doi: 10.7748/nm.2020.e1965

Published online: 30 December 2020

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