“It Made Me Feel Like I Didn’t Know My Own Body”: Patient-provider relationships, LGBTQ+ identity, and end-of-life discussions

Madison Vander Hill, BA, BSN, Kristen Pecanac, PhD, RN, and Beth Alleman, BA, BSN, RN

Contact: vanderhill@wisc.edu

Disparities exist in end-of-life planning for LGBTQ+ populations, and interactions between healthcare providers and LGBTQ+ individuals appear critical to how or whether LGBTQ+ individuals are engaged in their care. In our qualitative study we sought to explore LGBTQ+ individuals’ narratives about their relationship with their provider and their experiences discussing end-of-life care with their provider.

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