David Bourget (Western Ontario)
David Chalmers (ANU, NYU)
Rafael De Clercq
Jack Alan Reynolds
Learn more about PhilPapers
Journal of Bioethical Inquiry 9 (2):149-160 (2012)
This paper draws on findings from qualitative interviews with queer and trans patients and with physicians providing care to queer and trans patients in Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada, to explore how routine practices of health care can perpetuate or challenge the marginalization of queers. One of the most common “measures” of improved cultural competence in health care practice is self-reported increases in confidence and comfort, though it seems unlikely that an increase in physician comfort levels with queer and trans patients will necessarily mean better health care for queers. More attention to current felt discomfort in patient–provider encounters is required. Policies and practices that avoid discomfort at all costs are not always helpful for care, and experiences of shared discomfort in queer health contexts are not always harmful
|Keywords||Queer health Transgender health Discomfort Family physicians Cultural competence|
|Categories||categorize this paper)|
Setup an account with your affiliations in order to access resources via your University's proxy server
Configure custom proxy (use this if your affiliation does not provide a proxy)
|Through your library|
References found in this work BETA
Sara Ahmed (2006). Queer Phenomenology: Orientations, Objects, Others. Duke University Press.
Françoise Baylis, Nuala P. Kenny & Susan Sherwin (2008). A Relational Account of Public Health Ethics. Public Health Ethics 1 (3):196-209.
Rosalyn Diprose (2002). Corporeal Generosity: On Giving with Nietzsche, Merleau-Ponty, and Levinas. State University of New York Press.
Citations of this work BETA
Lance Wahlert & Autumn Fiester (2012). Questioning Scrutiny. Journal of Bioethical Inquiry 9 (3):243-248.
Michael A. Ashby & Leigh E. Rich (2012). Signposts in a Familiar Land? Journal of Bioethical Inquiry 9 (2):119-124.
Similar books and articles
Emily Borgelt, Daniel Buchman & Judy Illes (2011). Erratum: “ This is Why You've Been Suffering”: Reflections of Providers on Neuroimaging in Mental Health Care. [REVIEW] Journal of Bioethical Inquiry 8 (1):107-107.
Matthew R. Hunt (2009). Patient-Centered Care and Cultural Practices: Process and Criteria for Evaluating Adaptations of Norms and Standards in Health Care Institutions. [REVIEW] HEC Forum 21 (4):327-339.
Sarah Winch & Ian Kerridge (2011). No Chance, No Value, or No Way: Reassessing the Place of Futility in Health Care and Bioethics. [REVIEW] Journal of Bioethical Inquiry 8 (2):121-122.
Michael Ashby & Leigh Rich (2011). A Tip of the Hat to Our Peer Reviewers. Journal of Bioethical Inquiry 8 (4):319-322.
Eliane Pfister & Nikola Biller-Andorno (2010). Physician-Assisted Suicide: Views of Swiss Health Care Professionals. [REVIEW] Journal of Bioethical Inquiry 7 (3):283-285.
David T. Ozar (1984). Patients' Autonomy: Three Models of the Professional-Lay Relationship in Medicine. Theoretical Medicine and Bioethics 5 (1).
Michael Ashby & Leigh Rich (2011). Discussing Difference and Dealing With Desolation and Despair. Journal of Bioethical Inquiry 8 (4):315-317.
Natasha T. Morton & Kenneth W. Kirkwood (2009). Conscience and Conscientious Objection of Health Care Professionals Refocusing the Issue. HEC Forum 21 (4):351-364.
Leigh Rich, Michael Ashby & Pierre-Olivier Méthot (2012). Rethinking the Body and Its Boundaries. Journal of Bioethical Inquiry 9 (1):1-6.
Allen E. Buchanan (1987). The Profit Motive in Medicine. Journal of Medicine and Philosophy 12 (1):1-35.
Madison Powers (1997). Managed Care: How Economic Incentive Reforms Went Wrong. Kennedy Institute of Ethics Journal 7 (4):353-360.
Erik Gustavsson (2013). From Needs to Health Care Needs. Health Care Analysis (1):1-14.
Gert Olthuis & Godelieve Heterevann (2003). Multicultural Health Care in Practice. Health Care Analysis 11 (3):199-206.
Added to index2012-03-24
Total downloads10 ( #148,407 of 1,102,836 )
Recent downloads (6 months)6 ( #46,777 of 1,102,836 )
How can I increase my downloads?