School of Nursing
Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP)
Lesbian-Gay-Bisexual-Transgender (LGBT), Emergency Department, Emergency Nursing, Emergency Nurses, Cultural Competency Training, Educational Intervention
Kaiafas, Kristen Nicole, "Implementation of An Independent, Unit Specific LGBT Cultural Competency Training" (2020). Doctoral Dissertations and Projects. 2578.
This paper describes the methodology of the implementation of an educational intervention in the emergency department (ED) setting seeking to improve the provision of culturally competent care for the Lesbian-Gay-Bisexual-Transgender (LGBT) population. The intent of the project was to improve the knowledge and skills, openness and support, and oppression awareness of ED nurses when providing care to the LGBT population. The scholarly project included an evidence-based, unit specific education intervention to improve these measurement outcomes. Analysis utilizing descriptive statistics demonstrated an increase in the mean knowledge and skills and openness and support following the education intervention. The results illustrated an insignificant change in oppression awareness post-intervention. This paper illustrates the potential effectiveness of an educational intervention to promote culturally competent care in the ED environment for the LGBT population. The results illustrated that the ED nurses were aware of the oppression that this vulnerable population faces.