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

30 December 2020

Nursing Management

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...

Non-biological lesbian mothers’ experiences of accessing healthcare for their children

27 January 2020

Nursing Children and Young People


Background Lesbian, gay, bisexual and trans (LGBT) parents may have negative experiences when accessing healthcare for their children as a result of homophobia,...

Sexual health and well-being in later life

04 March 2020

Nursing Older People

healthy ageing

Sexual health in later life is becoming increasingly important as more people are reaching older age and are remaining sexually active well into their seventies and...

Setting up a support group for men with learning disabilities who cross-dress

08 September 2022

Learning Disability Practice

Person-centred care

People with a learning disability who identify as lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer or as a cross-dresser can experience multiple layers of discrimination...

Meeting the health and social care needs of LGBT+ people

03 January 2023

Nursing Standard

equality and diversity

Rapid sociocultural shifts in understanding and acceptance of variations in sexual orientation and gender identity have occurred in recent decades, and UK health and...

Enhancing the care of transgender and non-binary patients through effective communication

02 August 2021

Nursing Standard


There is increasing evidence to suggest that transgender (trans) and non-binary people encounter significant societal discrimination, stereotypical and misleading...

Supporting transgender patients with their personal hygiene

21 August 2023

Nursing Standard


Attending to one’s personal hygiene is a private and ritualistic act that is linked to self-expression and is important for one’s well-being and self-esteem....

Enhancing gender equality for women using person-centred care and cultural curiosity

29 January 2024

Nursing Standard

Care experience

Socially constructed gender norms influence people’s access to, and experience of, healthcare. Gender norms can negatively affect the health of women, men and people...

Investigating inequalities in men’s health: a literature review

18 September 2023

Nursing Standard

Care experience

As part of a project to review the delivery of healthcare services in Torbay and South Devon, England, the author undertook a literature review focusing on the...

Issues affecting trans* young people: considerations for mental health nurses

04 August 2020

Mental Health Practice

gender identity

Trans* is an umbrella term that is used to describe a wide range of individuals who identify with a gender that is different from their assigned sex at birth. Many...