What is it about?

The aim of this paper is to present the evidence to support the inclusion of LGBTI + health throughout the nursing curriculum.

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Why is it important?

There is a growing body of international research evidence highlighting concerns around social exclusion and discrimination, significant health inequalities and health needs, and barriers to accessing effective healthcare for LGBTI + people. However, ways in which the healthcare needs of LGBTI + people can be addressed in student nurse education programmes have yet to be fully explored.


A new conceptualisation of the full and effective integration of LGBTI þ health content across and within the nursing curriculum is proposed. This can be achieved by further developing theory, skills simulation and practice learning opportunities. There is a need to ensure that nursing students are positioned and adequately prepared to effectively address concerns of social justice, reducing health inequalities, and providing responsive person-centred care for LGBTI + health service users.

Dr Edward McCann
City, University of London

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This page is a summary of: The needs of LGBTI+ people within student nurse education programmes: A new conceptualisation, Nurse Education in Practice, August 2020, Elsevier,
DOI: 10.1016/j.nepr.2020.102828.
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