Improving the cancer journey for lesbian, gay and bisexual people.

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2015-10-13

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De Montfort University

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Conference

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Abstract

Purpose This study explored lesbian, gay and bisexual patients’ accounts of their experiences of cancer care in the UK. Background The Department of Health, Cancer Patient Experience Survey 2014 revealed significant differences in cancer care and support in comparison to heterosexual patients. LGB people reported less positive experiences in relation to four domains: early diagnosis, information and support, the human rights concerns of dignity and respect, and management of pain. We utilised Meyer’s Minority Stress Theory (2003) to understand the impact of stigma on physical health outcomes and psychological well-being. ‘Prejudice events’, ‘expectations of rejection’ and ‘hiding and concealing’ may influence how cancer care is experienced. We utilised Meyer’s Minority Stress Theory (2003) to understand the impact of stigma on physical health outcomes and psychological well-being. ‘Prejudice events’, ‘expectations of rejection’ and ‘hiding and concealing’ may influence how cancer care is experienced.

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Conference poster presentation

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‘moments that matter' in quality care, minority stress theory

Citation

Fish, J. and Williamson, I. (2015) Improving the cancer journey for lesbian, gay and bisexual people. Poster presentation. Hope Against Cancer annual conference, Henry Wellcome Building, University of Leicester

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Research Institute

Institute for Psychological Science
Institute of Health, Health Policy and Social Care