Not all your patients are straight

Simkin, Ruth J.
August 1998
CMAJ: Canadian Medical Association Journal;08/25/98, Vol. 159 Issue 4, p370
Academic Journal
Presents a scenario of a physician-patient interaction in which a woman discloses she is a lesbian. The doctor's failure to ask the right questions; The barriers lesbians encounter when approaching a new health care provider; The need to recognize prejudices and overcome them in order to provide quality medical care; Guidelines for providing good health care to lesbian patients. INSET: Resources for lesbians and their doctors.


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