Caring for Lesbian and Gay People: A Clinical Guide

Caring for Lesbian and Gay People: A Clinical Guide

by Allan D. Peterkin, Cathy Risdon
     
 

ISBN-10: 0802048579

ISBN-13: 9780802048578

Pub. Date: 06/29/2003

Publisher: University of Toronto Press, Scholarly Publishing Division

Peterkin (Department of Psychiatry; Department of Community and Family Medicine, University of Toronto) and Risdon (professor and chair, Family Medicine, McMaster University, Canada) provide accessible, balanced, and evidence-based information to help clinicians who care for lesbian and gay patients. Offering advice and guidelines for strengthening the doctor-patient

Overview

Peterkin (Department of Psychiatry; Department of Community and Family Medicine, University of Toronto) and Risdon (professor and chair, Family Medicine, McMaster University, Canada) provide accessible, balanced, and evidence-based information to help clinicians who care for lesbian and gay patients. Offering advice and guidelines for strengthening the doctor-patient relationship, they delve into a range of specific clinical issues, going beyond screening for HIV to discuss mental health care, same-sex parenting, adolescents and elders, and body image. Numerous checklists and tables are included. Annotation ©2004 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780802048578
Publisher:
University of Toronto Press, Scholarly Publishing Division
Publication date:
06/29/2003
Pages:
378
Product dimensions:
6.20(w) x 9.26(h) x 1.28(d)

Table of Contents

Forewordix
Introductionxi
Acknowledgmentsxiii
1Why a Clinical Guide on Lesbian and Gay Health?3
2Improving the Doctor-Patient / Provider-Client Relationship13
3Lesbians' Physical and Sexual Health25
4Gay Men's Physical and Sexual Health44
5Gay, Lesbian, and Bisexual Adolescent Physical and Mental Health80
6Diagnosing and Treating Sexually Transmitted Diseases110
7HIV Issues124
8The Mental Health of Gays, Lesbians, and Bisexuals156
9Substance Abuse185
10The Body209
11Relationships236
12Special Populations260
13Professional and Training Issues291
14Legal Issues309
Appendix AFactors that May Indicate an Increase in Risk for Specific Diseases323
Appendix BSample Legal Contracts325
References335
Index367

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