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).
Culturally competent LGBTQI cancer care: A discourse analytic study of health care professional, patient and carer perspectives (under review)
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.
LGBTQI cancer patients’ quality of life and distress: A comparison by gender, sexuality, age and cancer type (under review)
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 (transgender, intersex, adolescent and young adult, bisexual and queer people) tend to report poorer outcomes; and identifying factors contributing to worse distress and quality of life amongst this population.
If you are experiencing distress related to your involvement in this study, or would like to talk to someone about being LGBTQI+ and/or your cancer experience, view support services (opens in a new window) that may be helpful to you.
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