Tag Archives: patient-care

Healthcare-Providers Do Have Biases Toward LGB Patients, Study Finds

In the first study that looks at a variety of healthcare providers and their implicit attitudes towards lesbian women and gay men, researchers found there is widespread implicit bias toward lesbian women and gay men. The study, “Health care providers’ implicit and explicit attitudes toward lesbian women and gay men,” published in the American Journal […]

The Reality of Being a Gay Patient in Missouri

By: Andrew Shaughnessy @AndrewShag It’s hard to describe what it feels like to be admitted into a hospital as a gay man in Missouri. As an advocate for the community, I understand my legal rights and am equipped with the tools I need when I walk into a hospital. Though as a patient, a ‘normal’ […]

What are Missouri Health Advocates Doing for Transgender Health?

Originally posted by PROMOonline.org By: Andrew Shaughnessy http://promoonline.org/news/what-is-promo-doing-for-transgender-health.html As an advocate, I am often times asked questions about the work that I do.  At the 2014 Transgender Spectrum Conference on the campus of the University of Missouri – St. Louis I was asked, “What are we doing for transgender health in Missouri?”  With a smile, I […]

Southwest Missouri Health Systems Add Critical LGBT Protections and Benefits

By: Andrew Shaughnessy @AndrewShag Over the past several months, my organization has worked closely with 47 Missouri hospitals, that have included 105 new LGBT welcoming policies to their own internal policies. In Southwest Missouri, I’ve worked closely with CoxHealth on updating its LGBT welcoming policies, after policy changes occurred at Mercy as well in 2014. […]