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
     
 

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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,

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

Foreword (Claude Earl Fox)

Preface

Acknowledgments

Contributors

Part I: Introductory Materials

Chapter 1. The Nomenclature of the Community, An Activist's Perspective (Joshua Ferris)

Chapter 2. The Role of Public Health in Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender Health (Patricia D. Mail and Walter J. Lear)

Chapter 3. Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender Public Health Research (Randall L. Sell and Vincent Michael Bernard Silenzio)

Part II: Academia

Chapter 4. Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender Cultural Competency for Public Health Practitioners (Katherine L. Turner, Wayne L. Wilson, and M. Kate Shirah)

Part III: The Community

Chapter 5. Lesbian and Bisexual Women's Public Health (Amy Baernstein, Wendy B. Bostwick, Kathleen R. Carrick, Patricia M. Dunn, Kim W. Goodman, Tonda L. Hughes, Nina Markovic, Jeanne M. Marrazzo, and H. A. Smith)

Chapter 6. Public Health and Gay and Bisexual Men: A Primer for Practitioners, Clinicians, and Researchers (Scott D. Rhodes and Leland J. Yee)

Chapter 7. The Whole Person: A Paradigm for Integrating the Mental and Physical Health of Trans Clients (Sheila Kirk and Claudette Kulkarni)

Part IV: Health Care Delivery System

Chapter 8. Barriers to Health Care Access (Manuel Hernandez and Shawn L. Fultz)

Chapter 9. LGBT Substance Use and the Future of the Public's Health (Rodger L. Beatty, Rosemary Madl-Young, and Wendy B. Bostwick)

Chapter 10. Health Care Delivery and Public Health Related to LGBT Youth and Young Adults (Joyce Hunter, Alwyn T. Cohall, Gerald P. Mallon, Matthew B. Moyer, and James P. Riddel, Jr.)

Chapter 11. As Time Goes By: An Introduction to the Needs of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual,and Transgender Elders (Jodi Sperber)

Part V: Government and Public Health Infrastructure

Chapter 12. Strategies for Improving State, County, and City Government Health and Welfare Services for LGBT People (Anthony J. Silvestre and Scott H. Arrowood)

Chapter 13. National and Public Infrastructure and Policy: Are We Experiencing Scientific McCarthyism? (Nancy J. Kennedy)

Part VI: Employers and Business

Chapter 14. The Need for Change: Bridging Employers and Business (Rob J. Fredericksen, Daryl Herrschaft, and Robert C. Preston, Jr.)

Part VII: The Media

Chapter 15. Media Strategies for Advancing Health in Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender Communities (Laurie Drabble, JoAnne G. Keatley, and George Marcelle)

Conclusion

Index

Reference Note Included

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