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Sexual orientation disclosure in health care: a systematic review

Overview of attention for article published in British Journal of General Practice, January 2018
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Title
Sexual orientation disclosure in health care: a systematic review
Published in
British Journal of General Practice, January 2018
DOI 10.3399/bjgp18x694841
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Hannah Brooks, Carrie D Llewellyn, Tom Nadarzynski, Fernando Castilho Pelloso, Felipe De Souza Guilherme, Alex Pollard, Christina J Jones

Abstract

Significant health disparities between sexual minority individuals (that is, lesbian, gay, bisexual, or transgender [LGBT]) and heterosexual individuals have been demonstrated. To understand the barriers and facilitators to sexual orientation (SO) disclosure experienced by LGBT adults in healthcare settings. Mixed methods systematic review, including qualitative, quantitative, and mixed methods papers following PRISMA guidelines. Study quality was assessed using the Mixed Methods Appraisal Tool (MMAT) and a qualitative synthesis was performed. Studies were included if their participants were aged ≥18 years who either identified as LGBT, had a same-sex sexual relationship, or were attracted to a member of the same sex. The review included 31 studies representing 2442 participants. Four overarching themes were identified as barriers or facilitators to SO disclosure: the moment of disclosure, the expected outcome of disclosure, the healthcare professional, and the environment or setting of disclosure. The most prominent themes were the perceived relevance of SO to care, the communication skills and language used by healthcare professionals, and the fear of poor treatment or reaction to disclosure. The facilitators and barriers to SO disclosure by LGBT individuals are widespread but most were modifiable and could therefore be targeted to improve healthcare professionals' awareness of their patients' SO. Healthcare professionals should be aware of the broad range of factors that influence SO disclosure and the potential disadvantageous effects of non-disclosure on care. The environment in which patients are seen should be welcoming of different SOs as well as ensuring that healthcare professionals' communication skills, both verbal and non-verbal, are accepting and inclusive.

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
Unknown 87 100%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Master 18 21%
Researcher 12 14%
Student > Bachelor 12 14%
Student > Ph. D. Student 8 9%
Other 5 6%
Other 12 14%
Unknown 20 23%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Medicine and Dentistry 21 24%
Nursing and Health Professions 13 15%
Psychology 10 11%
Social Sciences 9 10%
Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology 2 2%
Other 4 5%
Unknown 28 32%

Attention Score in Context

This research output has an Altmetric Attention Score of 27. This is our high-level measure of the quality and quantity of online attention that it has received. This Attention Score, as well as the ranking and number of research outputs shown below, was calculated when the research output was last mentioned on 07 March 2021.
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#871,676
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#15
of 99 outputs
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