Registed Nurses' Association of Ontario

Promoting 2SLGBTQI+ Health Equity

Type of Guideline: 
Clinical
Publication date: 
2021
Status: 
Published
About this Guideline:

This new best practice guideline (BPG) is titled Promoting 2SLGBTQI+ Health Equity. The purpose of this BPG is to provide nurses and other members of the interprofessional team with evidence-based recommendations on foundational, inclusive and affirming care practices for Two-Spirit, lesbian, gay, bisexual, trans, queer, intersex, and additional (2SLGBTQI+) people. This BPG is also to be used to enhance the safety of health-service organizations, schools and academic organizations for 2SLGBTQI+ communities through the adoption of evidence-based practices. Safe and inclusive environments enable nurses and other members of the interprofessional team to improve access and optimize health outcomes for those receiving care. 

The BPG focuses on providing inclusive care across the lifespan and across the continuum of health settings (acute care, long-term care, primary care and public health including school settings). This BPG provides recommendations to promote 2SLGBTQI+ health equity including inclusive communication, safer spaces, risk screening and assessment, group-based interventions and education. 

On Oct. 7, 2021, we held the What's New in Best Practices Webinar: Promoting 2SLGBTQI+ Health Equity Best Practice Guideline.