Registed Nurses' Association of Ontario


New best practice guideline available

RNAO celebrated Pride Month by releasing its newest best practice guideline (BPG): Promoting 2SLGBTQI+ health equity and a position statement on respecting sexually and gender diverse communities. 

At the AGM on June 26, the BPG was unveiled by expert panel co-chairs Sheena Howard, RN and Dr. Elizabeth M. Saewyc who shared why this BPG is needed across all health sectors and how the implementation of its 10 recommendations will improve access and quality of care. RNAO guideline development methodologist Amy Burt also shared how the panel and guideline development team created the BPG using RNAO’s Integrated BPG model and individual, organization and system level strategies. The event was moderated by RNAO President Morgan Hoffarth. 

The BPG provides evidence-based recommendations to improve access to care and health equity for Two-Spirit, lesbian, gay, bisexual trans, queer, intersex and additional (2SLGBTQI+) people. In addition, learn inclusive and affirming practice, organization and education recommendations to improve access and health equity for 2SLGBTQI+ communities.

Following the BPG launch, longtime RNAO member and President of the Rainbow Nursing Interest Group Dr. Paul-André Gauthier released together with RNAO its newest position statement on respecting sexually and gender diverse communities. RNAO is committed to diversity and inclusivity and the position statement reflects the association’s core values to advance individual and collective health. 

See the full BPG launch and media conference online

For more information, please read our media release

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