Elsevier, Seminars in Oncology Nursing, Volume 34, February 2018
Objective: To discuss lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT)-specific survivorship issues including: integrating sexual and gender minority identities with cancer survivor identities; coordinating medical care and disclosing identities to health care providers; dealing with late effects of treatment; and addressing LGBT family and relationship issues. Data Sources: Published articles, quotes from an online survey of 311 LGBT survivors. Conclusion: The transition from active cancer treatment to survivorship presents challenges, and LGBT cancer survivors may face additional challenges as they enter the survivorship phase. Implications for Nursing Practice: Oncology nurses can improve the quality of survivorship care delivered to LGBT survivors and their caregivers by addressing the disparities and gaps in health care.
Adult; Bisexual; Bisexuality; Cancer; Cancer Survival; Cancer Survivor; Cancer Survivors; Cancer Therapy; Caregiver; Continuity Of Patient Care; Family; Female; Gay; Gender; Gender Identity; Homosexual Female; Human; Human Relation; Humans; Identity; Interpersonal Relations; Lesbian; Male; Medical Care; Mental Stress; Neoplasm; Neoplasms; Nurse Patient Relationship; Nurse-Patient Relations; Nursing; Nursing Practice; Oncology; Patient Care; Psychology; Sexual And Gender Minorities; Sexual And Gender Minority; Stress, Psychological; Survivorship; Transgender; United States; Global