It is a professional duty of a nurse to render care for all patients regardless of their gender, religion, race and ethnicity. But when a nurse who takes care of you is homosexual it might already be a different kind of thing but it all depends on how the two individuals would interact with each other. Stereotypes of homosexual behavior may affect the care that is rendered to their patients because of the gender conflicts that might lead to the inefficient and insufficient care that is given by the nurse. It is unquestionable that the population of homosexuals grow as the year goes by and it only means that there is also an increasing number of homosexuals who are entering in the world of nursing.
The familiar concerns of white women in academic medicine may not be relevant to women from different cultural, ethnic or class origins (Bernstein and Cock, 1994). Women minority physicians face problems of lower numbers and promotion rates than non-minority women colleagues. Of greatest concern is the under representation of women physicians from minorities including African, Native American or Mexican. Minority faculty remain significantly less likely than their majority colleagues to be promoted, with only 1% of under represented minority faculty reaching senior ranks. Although family medicine may be better than other faculties in recruiting and retaining minority faculty members, the proportion of under represented minority faculty in family medicine is significantly higher than in medical school faculties overall (Lewis-Stevenson et al, 2001).
Many people think the battle for LGBTQA+ rights in the United States ends with our achievement of marriage equality. Unfortunately, it does not end there. In an article written by Jody L. Herman, Christy Mallory, and Bianca D.M. Wilson in March 2016, they state,”Nearly 300,000 transgender youth and adults may be negatively impacted by legislation introduced in 15 states. These bills would limit access to single-sex restrooms and locker rooms at schools and in public places; limit protections based on gender identity; permit individuals and businesses to discriminate against transgender people based on religious and moral beliefs; and limit the ability to change certain vital records documents, such as birth certificates, or enforce the use
Comparing statistics of those for and against same-sex marriage from only a few years ago and the most updated one, the decrease in the number of opposition is clear. From this, it can be hypothesized that media has worked its way through to guide the society to learn more about gay people before making any concrete judgments about them. As homosexuality was forcefully banned a few decades ago, people and nations have started to understand the idea of it through the help of media, something we encounter in our everyday lives. Nowadays, multiple TV shows that are aired in many parts of the
In Thomas J. Gerschick’s chapter, he argues that a person’s appearance can be measured on a scale with most normative on one end and least normative on the other. People who are most normative, or most attractive, are treated the best by society and therefore, are more successful. People who are least normative-looking (i.e people with disabilities) are seen as unattractive, invisible, and asexual (Gerschick, pg. 76). Additionally, Gerschick argues that the medical community has furthered stereotypes about people with disabilities being asexual by failing to discuss sex with patients (Gerschick, pg. 78). However, he also points out some social forces that encourage people with disabilities to explore their sexualities such as ‘devotee communities’
However, just as many are saying no because it goes against the teaching of their God/religion, and that the lgbtqa+ community already has enough rights. Recently, laws have been passed such as marriage equality, and lgbtqa+ being able to adopt in all 50 states. Nonetheless, lgbtqa+ still don 't have protection against employment discrimination, lgbtqa+ can 't donate blood, lgbtqa+ conversion therapy is still practiced, and the result of all of this discrimination is that some lgbtqa+ have committed suicide; therefore, the lgbtqa+ community still doesn 't have all of the rights they deserve. Many Lgbtqa+ face employment discrimination. There’s still no federal law
Whether one is male or female, they both learn that there are somethings that are specifically for certain sexes. The same could be said on if the government should allow transgenders to use whichever bathroom they would prefer and allow everyday people to feel discomfort or if they should look out for the vast majority of the people and take a stand on this issue. Transgenders should not be able to decide on which bathroom they would be interested in using. Many people use public restrooms and expect to have privacy while they are there. Privacy is particularly found more in the wants of women than the wants of men.
Some cultures are extremely uncomfortable answering questions about about their bodies. Also, a lot do not like to have a male doctor touch them because it is not their husbands. There are ethnic issues, religious issues, and even family belief systems that come into play when dealing with a medical issue and we have to be aware and understanding at all times. There are some cultures that the male speaks for the female no matter if she is the one being seen. Also, other cultures and beliefs will determine how many children you will have.
LGBT are fighting for bathroom rights, transgender marriage, and how transgender don’t qualify on health care. Bathroom rights has just became a very popular topic in the press. Starting out transgenders using the restroom that they identify as wasn’t so much an issue. The more and more trans people became comfortable the more they get pushed back because of the opinions of others. The main problem is genitals.
Gay rights has been a long protested issue by both sides, for it and against it. One of the most famous groups that go against is the Westboro Baptist Church, who have many protests against the LGBTQ+ community as well as other things, but that is besides the point. They are not the only people that do this as well, some do it presentations in school, some do it on online posts or videos. There are many ways you can show your voice now and protest, though many people, like WBC do still picket with signs and screaming and hate. Each side of this movement has their own protests and riots, a well known riot in the 60’s was the Stonewall Riots.
Integrated healthcare is key to eliminating mental and physical health disparities by addressing the needs of people based on their differences in their race, socio-economic status, and culture. An integrated healthcare organization is competent of responding to a community with challenges of long standing health disparities. Healthcare professionals in an integrated system are cross-trained in both physical and behavioral health to handle the challenges of mental and physical health disparities. It improves the quality of care of the population by lowering costs, enhancing patient access, and improving the life of both individuals and families. The con of addressing the long standing health disparity is managing the care of patients and
Health disparity is a common phrase used in the medical world. The term refers to the relationship between individual health and one's race and ethnicity. We are aware that race and ethnic background plays a role into in health status, health outcomes and life expectancy (). An example of this is how African Americans has higher prevalence of hypertension than other populations and tend to develop hypertension at an earlier age (). Research shows that this is due to a combination of genetic and environmental factors that are manipulated by an individual’s race ().
Freedom could not exist without laws. Without laws, there would be no public education, no food safety regulations, no speeding limits, no way to run a business, no way to stop discrimination, and no way to have any fundamental rights guaranteed. Laws allow all people to be safe and have the same rights, despite their gender, sexual orientation, age, race, social status, and beliefs/values. Living in the United States, allows citizens to select officials to govern our country. Having a Democracy, gives us the convenience to not have to vote on every issue; yet, still allows the country to be governed by its people.