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Conceptualizing Trauma in Clinical Settings: Iatrogenic Harm and Bias

Citation

Poteat, Tonia & Singh, Anneliese A. (2017). Conceptualizing Trauma in Clinical Settings: Iatrogenic Harm and Bias. In Eckstrand, Kristen L. & Potter, Jennifer (Eds.), Trauma, Resilience, and Health Promotion for LGBT Patients: What Every Healthcare Provider Should Know (pp. 25-33). New York: Springer International Publishing.

Abstract

This chapter uses several frameworks to describe the types of trauma that are commonly faced by lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer (LGBT) people, how these experiences influence LGBT patient expectations of healthcare treatment and treatment outcomes, and how providers can offer care that is LGBT-affirmative, culturally responsive, and embeds patient advocacy within its approach. A multilevel model is used to frame the types of discrimination and trauma that LGBT people often experience. The biopsychosocial model, trauma theory, and resilience theory are used to provide a structure for conceptualizing LGBT trauma experiences. The chapter ends with a trauma-informed care model that can be used to improve healthcare for LGBT patients.

URL

https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-54509-7_3

Reference Type

Book Chapter

Book Title

Trauma, Resilience, and Health Promotion for LGBT Patients: What Every Healthcare Provider Should Know

Author(s)

Poteat, Tonia
Singh, Anneliese A.

Editor(s)

Eckstrand, Kristen L.
Potter, Jennifer

Year Published

2017

Pages

25-33

Publisher

Springer International Publishing

City of Publication

New York

Reference ID

12923