Combating heterosexism: implications for nursing.

  title={Combating heterosexism: implications for nursing.},
  author={L Walpin},
  journal={Clinical nurse specialist CNS},
  volume={11 3},
  • L Walpin
  • Published 1997 in Clinical nurse specialist CNS
Gays and lesbians are becoming increasingly visible to the healthcare professional as a result of the AIDS epidemic and the growing number of lesbian mothers. Ethical practice requires that nurses have an understanding of diverse cultures but focus has historically been on racial and ethnic minorities; little research exists on those with minority sexual or affectional preferences. Heterosexism, the promotion of a heterosexual orientation as the only viable option, has much the same effect as… CONTINUE READING

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