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Serving all the community? The views and preferences of lesbian and gay consumers of health care

Poria, Y, Coyle, A and Desombre, T (2001) Serving all the community? The views and preferences of lesbian and gay consumers of health care In: Quality in health care: Strategic issues in health care management. Ashgate, Aldershot, pp. 184-197. ISBN 0754616134

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Abstract

The research presented in this chapter is based on the assumption that the sexuality of consumers will influence their views and preferences in relation to health care services. This assumption arises from the recognition that the use of health care services can call for the explicit or implicit disclosure or management of potentially sensitive information which may influence the nature of subsequent interactions between the patient and health care professionals. This includes information about patients' sexuality. For lesbian and gay patients, this may create particular dilemmas because lesbian and gay sexualities are often subject to social disapproval, prejudice and discrimination (Snape et al., 1995; Herek, 1998). This situation may mean that lesbian and gay patients have particular views and preferences regarding the provision of health care services and the ways in which their sexuality is dealt with in health care contexts. However, it is acknowledged that many other factors, such as gender, will also shape their views and preferences so that these views and preferences will sometimes represent the outcome of an interaction between sexuality and other factors.

Item Type: Book Section
Divisions : Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences > School of Psychology
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Poria, YUNSPECIFIEDUNSPECIFIED
Coyle, AUNSPECIFIEDUNSPECIFIED
Desombre, TUNSPECIFIEDUNSPECIFIED
Date : July 2001
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Additional Information : This is an electronic version of a book chapter published as Poria Y, Coyle A, Desombre T (2001). Serving all the community? The views and preferences of lesbian and gay consumers of health care. In Quality in health care: Strategic issues in health care management. Editors: Davies HTO, Tavakoli M, Malek M. 184-197. Ashgate, Aldershot Jul 2001 Available online at: http://www.ashgate.com/default.aspx?page=637&calcTitle=1&title_id=2511&edition_id=2586
Depositing User : Symplectic Elements
Date Deposited : 13 Jun 2013 14:41
Last Modified : 23 Sep 2013 20:07
URI: http://epubs.surrey.ac.uk/id/eprint/771721

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