The Handbook of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender Public Health: A Practitioner's Guide to Service

The Handbook of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender Public Health: A Practitioner's Guide to Service

by Michael Shankle
     
 

ISBN-10: 1560234962

ISBN-13: 9781560234968

Pub. Date: 12/01/2005

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

Public health services for sexual minorities have suffered from practitioners' lack of knowledge about sexual or gender orientation, specific health concerns, and inherent system homophobia and heterosexism. The Handbook of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender Public Health: A Practitioner's Guide to Service provides a unique focus on LGBT public health,…  See more details below

Overview

Public health services for sexual minorities have suffered from practitioners' lack of knowledge about sexual or gender orientation, specific health concerns, and inherent system homophobia and heterosexism. The Handbook of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender Public Health: A Practitioner's Guide to Service provides a unique focus on LGBT public health, offering positive direction for practitioners looking for guidance in methods to ensure a healthy community for all while taking into consideration the special needs of sexual minorities. Each chapter is exhaustively referenced, includes useful lists of selected resources, is clearly illustrated with tables and diagrams, and asks questions to spark thought on the issues as they pertain to the reader's circumstances.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781560234968
Publisher:
Taylor & Francis
Publication date:
12/01/2005
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
416
Product dimensions:
5.90(w) x 8.30(h) x 1.00(d)

Table of Contents

Pt. IIntroductory materials1
Ch. 1The nomenclature of the community : an activist's perspective3
Ch. 2The role of public health in lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender health11
Ch. 3Lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender public health research33
Pt. IIAcademia57
Ch. 4Lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender cultural competency for public health practitioners59
Pt. IIIThe community85
Ch. 5Lesbian and bisexual women's public health
Ch. 6Public health and gay and bisexual men : a primer for practitioners, clinicians, and researchers119
Ch. 7The whole person : a paradigm for integrating the mental and physical health of trans clients145
Pt. IVHealth care delivery system175
Ch. 8Barriers to health care access177
Ch. 9Lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender substance use201
Ch. 10Health care delivery and public health related to LGBT youth and young adults221
Ch. 11As time goes by : an introduction to the needs of lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender elders247
Pt. VGovernment and public health infrastructure261
Ch. 12Strategies for improving state, county, and city government health and welfare services for LGBT people263
Ch. 13National and public infrastructure and policy : are we experiencing scientific McCarthyism?291
Pt. VIEmployers and business315
Ch. 14The need for change : bridging employers and business317
Pt. VIIThe media333
Ch. 15Media strategies for advancing health in lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender communities335

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