Changing the culture of neurodisability through language and sensitivity of providers: Creating a safe place for LGBTQIA+ people

Moreno, Jhon A.; Laoch, Ari et Zasler, Nathan (2017). « Changing the culture of neurodisability through language and sensitivity of providers: Creating a safe place for LGBTQIA+ people ». NeuroRehabilitation, 41(2), pp. 375-393.

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BACKGROUND: There is an increasing interest in sexual and gender diversity in neurorehabilitation. Healthcare pro- fessionals wanting to improve their practice know the importance of understanding the needs and expectations of specific communities. OBJECTIVE: To critically review the literature about neurological disorders in people who identify as lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, intersex, asexual, and people with other sexual orientations and forms of gender expression (LGBTQIA+). METHODS: Systematic search in electronic databases (CINAHL, EMBASE, Medline, PsycINFO, Scopus, and Web of Science) and identification of relevant studies. RESULTS: Quantitative and qualitative findings are summarized and reported by neurological disorders: a) neurodisabil- ity/epilepsy (17.7%), b) intellectual disability/autism spectrum disorders (19.6%), c) dementia/HIV-related dementia (39.2%), d) spinal cord injury (7.8%), and e) traumatic brain injury/stroke (15.7%). CONCLUSIONS: LGBTQIA+ people with neurodisabilities and their partners/families of choice can conceal their sexual orientation or gender identity for fear of diminished quality of care. Their invisibility translates into health disparities, lack of policies and services that meet their unique needs. Dementia is the most common neurodisability documented in LGBTQIA+ people. We provide recommendations to increase LGBTQIA+ cultural competency for clinical practice, research, and policy to help different stakeholders to promote a positive change in the culture of neurodisability.

Type: Article de revue scientifique
Mots-clés ou Sujets: Neurosexuality, LGBTQIA+, LGBT, neurodisability, sexual diversity, gender identity, sexual orientation
Unité d'appartenance: Faculté des sciences humaines > Département de sexologie
Déposé par: Jhon Alexander Moreno
Date de dépôt: 13 nov. 2017 10:57
Dernière modification: 13 nov. 2017 10:57
Adresse URL : http://www.archipel.uqam.ca/id/eprint/10612

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