We are currently in the process of writing up and publishing the findings of our study. Papers written so far include:
Attitudes, knowledge and practice behaviours of oncology health care professionals towards lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer and intersex (LGBTQI) patients and their carers: A mixed-methods study (2021) (opens in a new window)
This paper presents findings from surveys and interviews of cancer healthcare professionals, highlighting that while most healthcare professionals describe themselves as comfortable treating LGBTQI cancer patients, they were less confident and knowledgeable about their needs (particularly for transgender and intersex patients).
LGBTQI inclusive cancer care: A discourse analytic study of health care professional, patient and carer perspectives (2022) (opens in a new window)
Drawing from surveys and interviews of LGBTQI+ people with cancer, carers and healthcare professionals, we identify the different approaches healthcare professionals take when working with LGBTQI people, and how these are experienced by LGBTQI people with cancer and carers.
“Surviving discrimination by pulling together”: LGBTQI cancer patient and carer experiences of minority stress and social support (opens in a new window)
This paper draws from qualitative survey and interview data from LGBTQI+ people with cancer and carers to describe how legacies of discrimination, minority stress and exclusion shape LGBTQI+ people’s experiences of cancer care (including trust in healthcare professionals and available support systems). We also describe how social support can buffer the impact of minority stress, including through collective action and advocacy to improve healthcare systems.
LGBTQI cancer patients’ quality of life and distress: A comparison by gender, sexuality, age and cancer type (opens in a new window)
We report findings from our survey of LGBTQI+ people with cancer, identifying that this population is at higher risk of distress compared to non-LGBTQI+ people with cancer; that some LGBTQI+ groups (those who are transgender, adolescent and young adults, bisexual, queer and those who live in rural or regional areas) report poorer outcomes; and identifying factors contributing to worse distress and quality of life among this population.
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