Europe’s nurses need more training to ‘reduce biases’ around LGBT+ issues

 | 
03/03/2021

Calls have been made to ensure nurses across Europe are trained to be “compassionate and culturally aware” towards lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT+) people, after new research found staff from strict religious backgrounds were more likely to have “negative attitudes” towards these patients. Researchers at Middlesex University have warned that health and care professionals require further training to help “reduce biases and stereotypes” and ensure that LGBT+ people access the care they need. Their study surveyed more than 400 health and care workers and academics from the UK, Germany, Cyprus, Denmark, Romania and Spain around their awareness of LGBT+ issues and terms, their level of training, experiences of witnessing discrimination, and levels of compassion and negativity towards LGBT+ people in their profession and society. Key findings revealed that staff from Romania had more negative attitudes towards lesbian and gay people than all other countries. Meanwhile, those from Germany and Romania were also less likely to know about homophobic or transphobic discrimination.

Share this:

Latest Global News

Added on: 05/18/2024
05/17/2024
A federal appeals court rejected a bid from a group of Maryland parents to require Montgomery County Public Schools to allow them to opt …
Added on: 05/18/2024
05/17/2024
Fearing imprisonment and abuse in their homeland, some queer Ugandans have fled to neighboring Kenya where they hope to live in safety. It’s been …
Added on: 05/18/2024
05/17/2024
LGBTQ community in Pakistan has been advocating for acceptance and rights, despite facing challenges amid conservative societal attitudes and legal restrictions, and now the …

Explore LGBTQ+ Issues

Added on: 05/18/2024
Liechtenstein has become the last German-speaking country to legalise same-sex marriage in a near-unanimous decision, according to reports. In a significant victory for its …
Added on: 05/17/2024
The family of a gay man who was arrested in Qatar say that he was “trapped” by a fake Grindr account and that he urgently …
Added on: 05/17/2024
LONDON, May 16 (Reuters) – A transgender politician from Russia said on Thursday that he had reverted to his gender assigned at birth, in …