PubMed Research Articles 1/29/16


I get bi-weekly updates on LGBT research from the national VA office.  I will begin sharing these with you for reference.  And who knows, your study may be on it also! 🙂

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1. Core principles of sexual health treatments in cancer for men.
Matthew A.
Curr Opin Support Palliat Care. 2016 Mar;10(1):38-43. doi: 10.1097/SPC.0000000000000183.
PMID: 26814146 [PubMed – in process]
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2. Sexuality and aging: a focus on lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) needs in palliative and end of life care.
Griebling TL.
Curr Opin Support Palliat Care. 2016 Mar;10(1):95-101. doi: 10.1097/SPC.0000000000000196.
PMID: 26780525 [PubMed – in process]
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3. Effect of the maturation of neutralizing antibodies on human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) envelope evolution in HIV-infected subjects.
Zhao J, Nie J, Jiao Y, Li L, Zhang T, Liu Q, Huang W, Wu H, Wang Y.
Infect Genet Evol. 2016 Mar;38:82-9. doi: 10.1016/j.meegid.2015.12.012. Epub 2015 Dec 17.
PMID: 26706846 [PubMed – in process]
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4. Factors Modifying Burnout in Osteopathic Medical Students.
Lapinski J, Yost M, Sexton P, LaBaere RJ 2nd.
Acad Psychiatry. 2016 Feb;40(1):55-62. doi: 10.1007/s40596-015-0375-0. Epub 2015 Jun 25.
PMID: 26108394 [PubMed – in process]
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5. Oestrogens are Not Related to Emotional Processing: a Study of Regional Brain Activity in Female-to-Male Transsexuals Under Gonadal Suppression.
Soleman RS, Staphorsius AS, Cohen-Kettenis PT, Lambalk CB, Veltman DJ, van Trotsenburg MA, Hompes PG, Drent ML, de Ronde WP, Kreukels BP.
Cereb Cortex. 2016 Feb;26(2):510-6. doi: 10.1093/cercor/bhu201. Epub 2014 Sep 22.
PMID: 25246514 [PubMed – in process]
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6. Non-suicidal self-injury and suicidal thoughts and behaviors in heterosexual and sexual minority young adults.
Tsypes A, Lane R, Paul E, Whitlock J.
Compr Psychiatry. 2016 Feb;65:32-43. doi: 10.1016/j.comppsych.2015.09.012. Epub 2015 Sep 30.
PMID: 26773988 [PubMed – in process]
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7. Structural equation modeling of the effects of racism, LGBTQ discrimination, and internalized oppression on illicit drug use in LGBTQ people of color.
Drazdowski TK, Perrin PB, Trujillo M, Sutter M, Benotsch EG, Snipes DJ.
Drug Alcohol Depend. 2016 Feb 1;159:255-62. doi: 10.1016/j.drugalcdep.2015.12.029. Epub 2016 Jan 4.
PMID: 26775286 [PubMed – in process]
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8. Mortality in Postmenopausal Women by Sexual Orientation and Veteran Status.
Lehavot K, Rillamas-Sun E, Weitlauf J, Kimerling R, Wallace RB, Sadler AG, Woods NF, Shipherd JC, Mattocks K, Cirillo DJ, Stefanick ML, Simpson TL.
Gerontologist. 2016 Feb;56 Suppl 1:S150-62. doi: 10.1093/geront/gnv125.
PMID: 26768389 [PubMed – in process]
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9. “Stressful Life Events, Sexual Orientation, and Cardiometabolic Risk Among Young Adults in the United States”: Correction to Hatzenbuehler, Slopen, and McLaughlin (2014).
[No authors listed]
Health Psychol. 2016 Feb;35(2):166. doi: 10.1037/hea0000345.
PMID: 26796514 [PubMed – in process]
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10. Intimate Partner Violence and Sex Among Young Men Who Have Sex With Men.
Stults CB, Javdani S, Greenbaum CA, Kapadia F, Halkitis PN.
J Adolesc Health. 2016 Feb;58(2):215-22. doi: 10.1016/j.jadohealth.2015.10.008.
PMID: 26802993 [PubMed – in process]
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11. A potential role for the dermatologist in the physical transformation of transgender people: A survey of attitudes and practices within the transgender community.
Ginsberg BA, Calderon M, Seminara NM, Day D.
J Am Acad Dermatol. 2016 Feb;74(2):303-8. doi: 10.1016/j.jaad.2015.10.013. Epub 2015 Dec 5.
PMID: 26669479 [PubMed – in process]
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12. Affective differences in Iowa Gambling Task performance associated with sexual risk taking and substance use among HIV-positive and HIV-negative men who have sex with men.
Golub SA, Thompson LI, Kowalczyk WJ.
J Clin Exp Neuropsychol. 2016 Feb-Mar;38(2):141-57. doi: 10.1080/13803395.2015.1085495.
PMID: 26745769 [PubMed – in process]
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13. Modelling HIV superinfection among men who have sex with men.
Sun X, Xiao Y, Peng Z.
Math Biosci Eng. 2016 Feb 1;13(1):171-91. doi: 10.3934/mbe.2016.13.171.
PMID: 26776258 [PubMed – in process]
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14. Full Facial Feminization Surgery: Patient Satisfaction Assessment Based on 180 Procedures Involving 33 Consecutive Patients.
Raffaini M, Magri AS, Agostini T.
Plast Reconstr Surg. 2016 Feb;137(2):438-48. doi: 10.1097/01.prs.0000475754.71333.f6.
PMID: 26818277 [PubMed – in process]
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15. Making every contact count: improving the assessment of gay, bisexual and other men who have sex with men using a structured proforma.
Lee MJ, Oza B, Pakianathan M, Hegazi A.
Sex Transm Infect. 2016 Feb;92(1):48. doi: 10.1136/sextrans-2015-052290. No abstract available.
PMID: 26792637 [PubMed – in process]
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16. Twinsters the Movie: Reared Apart Twins in Real Time/Research Reviews: Heteropagus Twin; Schizophrenia Liability; Twin Study of Epigenetics and Homosexuality; Transgender-Discordant Twins/In the News: The Passing of Jack Yufe; An Unusual Twin Father; Identical Twin Models I; Identical Twin Models II; Twin Marines of World War II.
Segal NL.
Twin Res Hum Genet. 2016 Feb;19(1):80-5. doi: 10.1017/thg.2015.98.
PMID: 26810868 [PubMed – in process]
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17. Dramatic increase in preexposure prophylaxis use among MSM in Washington state.
Hood JE, Buskin SE, Dombrowski JC, Kern DA, Barash EA, Katzi DA, Golden MR.
AIDS. 2016 Jan 28;30(3):515-9. doi: 10.1097/QAD.0000000000000937.
PMID: 26562845 [PubMed – in process]
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18. Improving outpatient implementation of preexposure prophylaxis in men who have sex with men.
Scholl E.
J Am Assoc Nurse Pract. 2016 Jan 27. doi: 10.1002/2327-6924.12344. [Epub ahead of print]
PMID: 26814031 [PubMed – as supplied by publisher]
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19. The Psychoanalytic Mode of Thought and its Application To the Non-Normative Analysis of Sexuality and Gender.
Kloppenberg B.
J Am Psychoanal Assoc. 2016 Jan 27. pii: 0003065115625304. [Epub ahead of print]
PMID: 26819349 [PubMed – as supplied by publisher]
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20. Partner Meeting Contexts and Risky Behavior in College Students’ Other-Sex and Same-Sex Hookups.
Kuperberg A, Padgett JE.
J Sex Res. 2016 Jan 26:1-18. [Epub ahead of print]
PMID: 26813742 [PubMed – as supplied by publisher]
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21. Sexual Orientation, Objective Height, and Self-Reported Height.
Skorska MN, Bogaert AF.
J Sex Res. 2016 Jan 26:1-14. [Epub ahead of print]
PMID: 26813611 [PubMed – as supplied by publisher]
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22. Associations between Perceived Weight Status, Body Dissatisfaction, and Self-Objectification on Sexual Sensation Seeking and Sexual Risk Behaviors Among Men Who Have Sex with Men Using Grindr.
Goedel WC, Krebs P, Greene RE, Duncan DT.
Behav Med. 2016 Jan 25:0. [Epub ahead of print]
PMID: 26808206 [PubMed – as supplied by publisher]
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23. Genital Epstein Barr Virus is associated with higher prevalence and persistence of anal human papillomavirus in HIV-infected men on antiretroviral therapy.
Gianella S, Ginocchio CC, Daar ES, Dube MP, Morris SR.
BMC Infect Dis. 2016 Jan 25;16(1):24. doi: 10.1186/s12879-016-1356-y.
PMID: 26809559 [PubMed – in process] Free Article
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24. African American Transgender Women’s Individual, Family, and Organizational Relationships: Implications for Nurses.
Cornelius JB, Whitaker-Brown CD.
Clin Nurs Res. 2016 Jan 25. pii: 1054773815627152. [Epub ahead of print]
PMID: 26810439 [PubMed – as supplied by publisher]
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25. Effect of Cytomegalovirus and HIV Transcription on CD57 and PD-1 T cell expression during Suppressive ART.
Dan JM, Massanella M, Smith DM, Spina CA, Schrier R, Daar ES, Dube MP, Morris SR, Gianella S.
J Acquir Immune Defic Syndr. 2016 Jan 25. [Epub ahead of print]
PMID: 26818740 [PubMed – as supplied by publisher]
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26. Development of the Gay and Lesbian Relationship Satisfaction Scale.
Belous CK, Wampler RS.
J Marital Fam Ther. 2016 Jan 25. doi: 10.1111/jmft.12158. [Epub ahead of print]
PMID: 26805029 [PubMed – as supplied by publisher]
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27. Increasing Belief in the Effectiveness of HIV Treatment as Prevention: Results of Repeated, National Surveys of Australian Gay and Bisexual Men, 2013-15.
Holt M, Lea T, Schmidt HM, Murphy D, Rosengarten M, Crawford D, Ellard J, Kolstee J, de Wit J.
AIDS Behav. 2016 Jan 23. [Epub ahead of print]
PMID: 26803613 [PubMed – as supplied by publisher]
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28. Evidence and knowledge gaps on the disease burden in sexual and gender minorities: a review of systematic reviews.
Blondeel K, Say L, Chou D, Toskin I, Khosla R, Scolaro E, Temmerman M.
Int J Equity Health. 2016 Jan 22;15(1):16. doi: 10.1186/s12939-016-0304-1.
PMID: 26800682 [PubMed – in process] Free PMC Article
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29. Association of Alcohol Misuse With Sexual Identity and Sexual Behavior in Women Veterans.
Lehavot K, Williams EC, Millard SP, Bradley KA, Simpson TL.
Subst Use Misuse. 2016 Jan 22:1-14. [Epub ahead of print]
PMID: 26800263 [PubMed – as supplied by publisher]
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30. Disparities by Sexual Orientation in Frequent Engagement in Cancer-Related Risk Behaviors: A 12-Year Follow-Up.
Rosario M, Li F, Wypij D, Roberts AL, Corliss HL, Charlton BM, Frazier AL, Austin SB.
Am J Public Health. 2016 Jan 21:e1-e9. [Epub ahead of print]
PMID: 26794176 [PubMed – as supplied by publisher]
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31. The Effects of Cumulative Victimization on Mental Health Among Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender Adolescents and Young Adults.
Mustanski B, Andrews R, Puckett JA.
Am J Public Health. 2016 Jan 21:e1-e7. [Epub ahead of print]
PMID: 26794175 [PubMed – as supplied by publisher]
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32. Mental Health of Transgender Veterans in US States With and Without Discrimination and Hate Crime Legal Protection.
Blosnich JR, Marsiglio MC, Gao S, Gordon AJ, Shipherd JC, Kauth M, Brown GR, Fine MJ.
Am J Public Health. 2016 Jan 21:e1-e7. [Epub ahead of print]
PMID: 26794162 [PubMed – as supplied by publisher]
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33. Social Determinants of HIV-Related Stigma in Faith-Based Organizations.
Coleman JD, Tate AD, Gaddist B, White J.
Am J Public Health. 2016 Jan 21:e1-e5. [Epub ahead of print]
PMID: 26794158 [PubMed – as supplied by publisher]
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34. Young People and HIV: A Call to Action.
Koenig LJ, Hoyer D, Purcell DW, Zaza S, Mermin J.
Am J Public Health. 2016 Jan 21:e1-e4. [Epub ahead of print]
PMID: 26794156 [PubMed – as supplied by publisher]
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35. Mental Illness Discrimination in Mental Health Treatment Programs: Intersections of Race, Ethnicity, and Sexual Orientation.
Holley LC, Tavassoli KY, Stromwall LK.
Community Ment Health J. 2016 Jan 21. [Epub ahead of print]
PMID: 26797761 [PubMed – as supplied by publisher]
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36. Sexual Minority Health and Health Risk Factors: Intersection Effects of Gender, Race, and Sexual Identity.
Hsieh N, Ruther M.
Am J Prev Med. 2016 Jan 20. pii: S0749-3797(15)00786-2. doi: 10.1016/j.amepre.2015.11.016. [Epub ahead of print]
PMID: 26803358 [PubMed – as supplied by publisher]
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37. A global research synthesis of HIV and STI biobehavioural risks in female-to-male transgender adults.
Reisner SL, Murchison GR.
Glob Public Health. 2016 Jan 20:1-22. [Epub ahead of print]
PMID: 26785800 [PubMed – as supplied by publisher]
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38. The conflation of gender and sex: Gaps and opportunities in HIV data among transgender women and MSM.
Poteat T, German D, Flynn C.
Glob Public Health. 2016 Jan 20:1-14. [Epub ahead of print]
PMID: 26785751 [PubMed – as supplied by publisher]
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39. Young men who have sex with men’s use of social and sexual media and sex-risk associations: cross-sectional, online survey across four countries.
Lorimer K, Flowers P, Davis M, Frankis J.
Sex Transm Infect. 2016 Jan 20. pii: sextrans-2015-052209. doi: 10.1136/sextrans-2015-052209. [Epub ahead of print]
PMID: 26792089 [PubMed – as supplied by publisher]
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40. Giving Context to the Physician Competency Reference Set: Adapting to the Needs of Diverse Populations.
Eckstrand KL, Potter J, Bayer CR, Englander R.
Acad Med. 2016 Jan 19. [Epub ahead of print]
PMID: 26796092 [PubMed – as supplied by publisher]
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41. From MSM to heteroflexibilities: Non-exclusive straight male identities and their implications for HIV prevention and health promotion.
Carrillo H, Hoffman A.
Glob Public Health. 2016 Jan 19:1-14. [Epub ahead of print]
PMID: 26783732 [PubMed – as supplied by publisher]
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42. Ethnic differences in the links between benefit finding and psychological adjustment in people living with HIV.
Fekete EM, Chatterton M, Skinta MD, Williams SL.
J Behav Med. 2016 Jan 19. [Epub ahead of print]
PMID: 26782813 [PubMed – as supplied by publisher]
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43. Modified Preparation of the Neurovascular Bundle in Male to Female Transgender Patients.
Hess J, Hess-Busch Y, Kronier J, Rübben H, Rossi Neto R.
Urol Int. 2016 Jan 19. [Epub ahead of print]
PMID: 26780212 [PubMed – as supplied by publisher]
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44. The Road Less Travelled: Exploring Gay and Bisexual Men’s Explanations of ‘Uncommon’ Routes of HIV Transmission.
Callander D, Prestage G, Ellard J, Triffitt K, Brown G, Down I.
AIDS Behav. 2016 Jan 18. [Epub ahead of print]
PMID: 26781867 [PubMed – as supplied by publisher]
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45. Gender Dysphoria in Adults.
Zucker KJ, Lawrence AA, Kreukels BP.
Annu Rev Clin Psychol. 2016 Jan 18. [Epub ahead of print]
PMID: 26788901 [PubMed – as supplied by publisher]
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46. Men Who have Sex with Men Who Believe that Their State has a HIV Criminal Law Report Higher Condomless Anal Sex than Those Who are Unsure of the Law in Their State.
Horvath KJ, Meyer C, Rosser BR.
AIDS Behav. 2016 Jan 16. [Epub ahead of print]
PMID: 26780329 [PubMed – as supplied by publisher]
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47. Enhanced syphilis screening among HIV-positive men (ESSAHM): a study protocol for a clinic-randomized trial with stepped wedge design.
Burchell AN, Allen VG, Grewal R, MacPherson PA, Rachlis A, Walmsley S, Mishra S, Gardner SL, Raboud J, Cooper C, Gough K, Rourke SB, Rousseau R, Salit I, Tan DH.
Implement Sci. 2016 Jan 16;11(1):8. doi: 10.1186/s13012-016-0371-0.
PMID: 26772390 [PubMed – in process] Free PMC Article
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48. Gender Dysphoria and Gender Incongruence: An evolving inter-disciplinary field.
Bouman WP, de Vries AL, T’Sjoen G.
Int Rev Psychiatry. 2016 Jan 15:1-4. [Epub ahead of print] No abstract available.
PMID: 26769232 [PubMed – as supplied by publisher]
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49. How Different are Men Who Do Not Know Their HIV Status from Those Who Do? Results from an U.S. Online Study of Gay and Bisexual Men.
Grov C, Rendina HJ, Parsons JT.
AIDS Behav. 2016 Jan 14. [Epub ahead of print]
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50. Access to health services by lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender persons: systematic literature review.
Alencar Albuquerque G, de Lima Garcia C, da Silva Quirino G, Alves MJ, Belém JM, Dos Santos Figueiredo FW, da Silva Paiva L, do Nascimento VB, da Silva Maciel É, Valenti VE, de Abreu LC, Adami F.
BMC Int Health Hum Rights. 2016 Jan 14;16(1):2. doi: 10.1186/s12914-015-0072-9.
PMID: 26769484 [PubMed – in process] Free PMC Article
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51. Doctors are prejudiced against transgender patients, MPs say.
Wise J.
BMJ. 2016 Jan 14;352:i252. doi: 10.1136/bmj.i252. No abstract available.
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52. Sexually transmitted infections and pre-exposure prophylaxis: challenges and opportunities among men who have sex with men in the US.
Scott HM, Klausner JD.
AIDS Res Ther. 2016 Jan 19;13:5. doi: 10.1186/s12981-016-0089-8. eCollection 2016. Review.
PMID: 26793265 [PubMed] Free PMC Article
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53. Depression, Sex and Gender Roles in Older Adult Populations: The International Mobility in Aging Study (IMIAS).
Vafaei A, Ahmed T, Freire Ado N, Zunzunegui MV, Guerra RO.
PLoS One. 2016 Jan 15;11(1):e0146867. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0146867. eCollection 2016.
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Just Published! “Defusing Bigotry at the Bedside” by Fidelindo Lim and Daniel Brian Borski

Our GLMA Nursing Colleague, Fidel Lim, just shared news of this, his latest article co-authored by one of his students (now graduated)!  This year Fidel will not be able to join us for the nursing summit, but he remains actively involved in the Education workgroup.  This article discusses the very difficult situation of patient verbal homophobic or racist assaults toward nurses, creating a real challenge for the nurse who is morally obligated to continue to provide the best quality of care.

As they note, even though society in general is shifting in the direction of greater acceptance of diversity, prejudice and incivility still exist, and having good support systems in place for nurses to deal constructively with the situation is an essential part of a positive workplace environment.  In addition, collective action by organized nursing groups lends strength to all efforts to overcome prejudice and stigma.  As they state:

“Policy statements supporting LGBT health equality and broader social concerns have been issued by the American Medical Association and the National Association of Social Workers; however, no similar position statements have been issued by the American Nurses Association (ANA). Although the ANA hasn’t issued an LGBT-specific position statement, its website provides a list of resources related to LGBT individuals and communities. . .  The American Academy of Nursing has issued a statement supporting healthcare for sexual minority and gender-diverse populations but made no reference to supporting LGBT nurses.” (page 42-43)

This is precisely at the center of the work we are doing in the GLMA Nursing Section!  At the Summit this coming week we are unveiling our “Workplace Climate Scale,” which is already available on our web site!  And, we have added an “Action Center” to our web site that will continue to document actions that other nursing groups take on behalf of LGBTQ rights! The Action Center already lists several policy statements by the American Academy of Nursing, the organization that has taken the lead in standing on the side of social justice in nursing!

So whether or not you can join us in Portland, Oregon – check out the web site, and return frequently – this is an ever-growing resource!  We will also be putting out a call for GLMA Nurses to be on the website team – so if you want to be involved in actually “doing” the work of the website, let me know!

Thank you for your fine article, Fidel!

Lim, F. A., & Borski, D. B. (2015). Defusing bigotry at the bedside. Nursing, 45(10), 40–44. 

New book to check out if you are writing for publication!

I am thrilled to announce that this new book that Leslie Nicoll and I wrote is now available for Kindle – Writing in the Digital Age: Savvy Publishing for Healthcare Professionals! It is also available from in a format for iBook, Google Play, etc.  Nook will Cover Nicoll Chinnhave it soon!    Here is how the publisher describes the book:

If you are an author, or aspire to be one, writing for publication in today’s digital age means you are likely a “digital immigrant,” confronted at every turn with new and unexpected technology and electronic innovations. Writing in the Digital Age: Savvy Publishing for Healthcare Professionals is a valuable resource to orient you to the rapid evolution of digital writing. Practical, readable, and very accessible, the book includes guidelines, resources, and tips and tricks that you can put to use immediately to be a successful author in today’s quickly changing digital environment. Added features include “think about it” exercises, historical tidbits, and questions for discussion. Dr. Nicoll and Dr. Chinn share their combined love of technology with their writing, publishing, and editing expertise to help demystify the processes of digital writing and publishing. They explain what is changing and what is staying the same, and how you can use this knowledge to successfully write within today’s modern digital environment!

But we are eager to hear your feedback about the book!  So check it out and let us know!

Just Published – Clinical Care for Transgender Patients with Cancer by Nathan Leavitt

Nathan Leavitt’s article titled “Clinical Care for Transgender Patients with Cancer”has just appeared in the June issue of Clinical Journal of Oncology Nursing.    Here is the citation information: CJON 2015, 19(3), 362-366 DOI: 10.1188/15.  You can also access the article here!

Congratulations to Nathan!


Just Published! “Meeting the Needs of the Transgender Nursing Student” by Pam Levesque

Congratulations to Pam Levesque, whose article has just been published ahead of print in Nurse Educator!  Here is the link to the online article on the publisher’s web site, or you nurseEducatorcan access it through your academic library!  Here is the full citation!

Levesque, P. (2015). Meeting the Needs of the Transgender Nursing Student. Nurse Educator, Published Ahead of Print. doi: 10.1097/nne.0000000000000163    Retrieved Apri 19, 2015, Retrieved from