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Joint Commission releases historic LGBT health guide

Lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender people may receive better, more comprehensive healthcare in wake of the Joint Commission’s release of its historic LGBT health guide, Advancing Effective  Communication, Cultural Competence, and Patient-and Family-Centered Care for the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender (LGBT) Community: A Field Guide.

The Joint Commission accredits health centers and hospitals nationwide, and has been an important ally for the LGBT community. In July 2010, the Joint Commission enacted a non-discrimination policy for LGBT staff and patients as a part of its accreditation process.

The field guide will enable hospitals to provide better healthcare for its LGBT patients. The Network for LGBT Health Equity explains that the guide “focuses on identifying areas that need improvement, as well as provides resources and information to strengthen outreach efforts to the LGBT community.”

The field guide will also serve as an important educational tool for staff training and compliance efforts established by the Joint Commission.



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