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The implicit heteronormativity
Halmstad University, School of Social and Health Sciences (HOS).
2007 (Swedish)Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesisAlternative title
Den implicita heteronormativiteten : attityder och erfarenheter inom vården (Swedish)
Abstract [en]

Our society is based on a heterosexual norm. This may lead to the fact that LGBT-persons have a poorer health status than the heterosexual population. The nurse education lacks information and courses that highlights sexual identity. This is defective since healthcare staff needs knowledge on the subject to be able to treat patients in a professional and respectful manner. The purpose of this study was to illustrate how heteronormativity influences the treatment of patients within a healthcare context.

This paper is a survey of literature based on 12 articles and one dissertation.

The results showed that the healthcare staff and the healthcare students had both positive and negative attitudes towards non heterosexual patients. The majority had positive attitudes. It is thus important to highlight the negative attitudes and derive them to heteronormative ways in a healthcare context. The non heterosexual patients experienced problems dealing with homophobia, the issue of coming out or not and poor heteronormative communication.

The healthcare staff needs to get accurate education regarding heteronormativity and sexual identities. The negative attitudes towards non heterosexual patients would thus lessen and the treatment towards these persons would improve.

More research on the subject of nursing and heteronormativity is needed. Research focusing only on the nurse’s work and how it is influenced by heteronormativity is wanted.

Abstract [sv]

Vårt samhälle är heteronormativt och detta kan vara en orsak till att HBT-personer har sämre hälsa än den övriga heterosexuella befolkningen. Sjuksköterskeutbildningar runt om i Sverige saknar till stor del kurser som belyser sexuell identitet. Detta är bristfälligt då vårdpersonal behöver kunskap kring ämnet för att kunna bemöta patienter på ett professionellt och respektfullt sätt. Syftet med föreliggande studie var att synliggöra hur heteronormativiteten påverkar bemötandet av patienter inom vården. Studien är utförd som en litteraturstudie baserad på 12 artiklar samt en avhandling.Resultaten visade att det fanns både positiva och negativa attityder hos vårdpersonal och vårdstudenter gentemot icke heterosexuella patienter. Majoriteten hade positiva attityder. Det är dock viktigt att belysa de negativa attityderna och härleda dessa till heteronormativa förhållningssätt inom vården. Icke heterosexuella patienterna upplevde problematik kring homofobi, att komma ut eller inte, samt bristfällig och heteronormativ kommunikation. Vårdpersonal behöver få aktuell utbildning angående heteronormativitet och sexuella identiteter. De negativa attityderna gentemot icke heterosexuella patienter skulle på så sätt minskas och bemötandet gentemot dessa förbättras.Det behövs vidare forskning inom området omvårdnad och heteronormativitet. Forskning som enbart fokuserar på sjuksköterskans arbete och hur det präglas av heteronormativitet efterlyses.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Högskolan i Halmstad/Sektionen för Hälsa och Samhälle (HOS) , 2007. , p. 15
Keywords [en]
healthcare, homosexuality, staff, patient, treatment, heterosexuality
Keywords [sv]
Bemötande, Heterosexualitet, Homosexualitet, Hälso- och sjukvårdspersonal, Patient
Identifiers
URN: urn:nbn:se:hh:diva-431Local ID: 2082/769OAI: oai:DiVA.org:hh-431DiVA, id: diva2:237610
Uppsok
Social and Behavioural Science, Law
Available from: 2007-01-30 Created: 2007-01-30 Last updated: 2011-02-16

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