What is it about?

LGBTQ+ youth face many health and societal challenges including issues related to homelessness. This systematic review aimed to explore homelessness among lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer/questioning plus (LGBTQ+) youth and to identify their support and care requirements.

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Why is it important?

• Highlights key physical and psychosocial issues for homeless youth whom identify as LGBTQ+ • Evidences the growing and evolving research focusing on LGBTQ+ youth homelessness concerns • Sets out nursing responses, potential supports and interventions and service developments for LGBTQ+ homeless youth.


Practitioners need to be aware of the specific health and support requirements of LGBTQ+ youth in relation to homelessness. Inclusive and holistic care plans should exist that are fully responsive to the distinct needs of this group guided by definitive policies and sound clinical research.

Dr Edward McCann
City, University of London

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This page is a summary of: Homelessness among youth who identify as LGBTQ+: A systematic review, Journal of Clinical Nursing, March 2019, Wiley,
DOI: 10.1111/jocn.14818.
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