Barriers to Healthcare for LGBTQ Populations w/Austin Nation

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Barriers to Healthcare for LGBTQ Populations w/Austin Nation

June 10, 2022

Barriers to Healthcare for LGBTQ Populations w/Austin Nation

Elyse talks with Dr. Austin Nation, professor at Cal State Fullerton and Clinical Administrative Supervisor at the Keck School of Medicine at the University of Southern California. Austin presented a study at ACNL’s recent annual program in February exploring healthcare access and experiences for LGBTQ individuals living in Orange County. Elyse and Austin talk about barriers LGBTQ+ individuals face when it comes to receiving healthcare and mental health services, what kinds of competencies healthcare providers need when assisting LGBTQ+ patients versus heterosexual or cisgender patients, and how Nurse Leaders can learn more about these populations and improve the level of care they receive.


Elyse Shelger, MSN, RN, PHN, CCRN, NE-BC (


Austin Nation, PhD, RN, PHN (

Organizations mentioned in the episode:

Gay and Lesbian Medical Association

Human Rights Campaign

Becoming Austin Nation

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