Managing the Conversation

How Sexual Minority Women Reveal Sexual Orientation

Cyndi Gale Roller, Carol A. Sedlak, Claire Draucker, Amy Veney, Marci A. Leifson, Jessica D. Sanata

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Abstract

Lesbian and bisexual women (LBW) are hesitant to reveal their sexual orientation in health care encounters for fear of discrimination and stigmatization, thus compromising their health care. The purpose of this grounded theory study was to construct a theoretical framework that depicts the process by which LBW reveal their sexual orientation to health care providers. Narratives obtained from interviews with 13 LBW were used to develop the theoretical framework. The central phenomenon, Managing the Conversation, includes having the conversation with oneself, not starting the conversation, starting the conversation, having the conversation started, and having the conversation with health care providers.

Original languageEnglish (US)
JournalJournal for Nurse Practitioners
DOIs
StateAccepted/In press - 2016
Externally publishedYes

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Sexual Behavior
Health Personnel
Delivery of Health Care
Stereotyping
Fear
Sexual Minorities
Interviews

Keywords

  • Disclosure
  • Health care
  • Health disparities
  • Sexual minorities
  • Sexual orientation

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • LPN and LVN
  • Fundamentals and skills

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Managing the Conversation : How Sexual Minority Women Reveal Sexual Orientation. / Roller, Cyndi Gale; Sedlak, Carol A.; Draucker, Claire; Veney, Amy; Leifson, Marci A.; Sanata, Jessica D.

In: Journal for Nurse Practitioners, 2016.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Roller, Cyndi Gale ; Sedlak, Carol A. ; Draucker, Claire ; Veney, Amy ; Leifson, Marci A. ; Sanata, Jessica D. / Managing the Conversation : How Sexual Minority Women Reveal Sexual Orientation. In: Journal for Nurse Practitioners. 2016.
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