Conduct a literature search to locate a journal article related to people’s health or health care practices from the LGBTQIA population. You should consider only articles published within the last five (5) years. Refer to the Krehely (2009) article, How to Close the LGBT Health Disparities Gap summary.
Discuss any changes made since this article was published? In June 2009, President Obama issued a directive on same-sex domestic partner benefits. Discuss the significance of this directive to healthcare access for this population.
Analyze this encounter with a healthcare professional: Doctor, I’m gay.” “Great. We’ll test you for HIV today.” “But I’m not having sex.” “How much do you drink?” Is this appropriate? Why? Why not? How, with humility, would you have approached this assessment with the patient?