Serving Diverse Elders Strategies for Meaningful Inclusion in Service Planning and Delivery from LGBTAgingCenter.org - information on intersections of aging and diversity, as well as best practices for working with diverse older adult populations
Providers’ Attitudes and Knowledge of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender Health from NIH: National Library of Medicine - This study examines attitudes and knowledge about LGBTQ+ patient health among 45 primary care providers in four VA community-based outpatient clinics. Around 51.1% of primary care providers said that they felt competent to provide LGBTQ+ care, and 15.5% disagreed. Additionally, only 29% of primary care providers agreed that their training properly prepared them for addressing the needs of the LGBTQ+ population, while 51.1% disagreed.
Core Principles & Values of Effective Team-Based Health Care from the National Academy of Medicine - In the past, there would typically be a "lone" physician that would visit the home of a patient that needed to be treated. Additionally, typically only family members would provide nursing care (if needed) to the patients. However, the healthcare process requires extensive collaboration among doctors, nurses, and many individuals from other professions due to complexity of modern healthcare. For example, 2,700+ clinical guidelines are listed by the US National Guidelines Clearinghouse and over 25,000 clinical trials are published annually. It is essential to have team-work based healthcare in order to allow for multiple perspectives. "Handoffs" (which occur when clinicians give over to another clinician their primary responsbility for a patient) have led to advoidable adverse events and overlooked diagnoses of hospitalized patients.