Homophobia in nursing : a concept analysis.

Christensen, Martin (2005) Homophobia in nursing : a concept analysis. Nursing Forum, 40(2), pp. 60-71.

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Abstract

It could be argued that the term homophobia may have an array of meanings, which makes it difficult to truly define. Therefore, the purpose of this article is to explore homophobia in nursing using concept analysis as described by Walker and Avant (1995). Definitions of homophobia in general terms will be identified together with a working definition of homophobia in nursing in order for the critical attributes to be explored and identified. The formation of model, borderline, and contrary cases will exemplify the key characteristics of what homophobia in nursing is and is not. The examination of the antecedents, consequences, and empirical referents allows for further refinement of the key attributes, which define homophobia in nursing.

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ID Code: 68989
Item Type: Journal Article
Refereed: Yes
Keywords: Gay, Health care, Homophobia, Homosexuality, Lesbian, Nursing
DOI: 10.1111/j.1744-6198.2005.00010.x
ISSN: 1744-6198
Subjects: Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > MEDICAL AND HEALTH SCIENCES (110000) > NURSING (111000) > Nursing not elsewhere classified (111099)
Divisions: Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Faculty of Health
Current > Schools > School of Nursing
Copyright Statement: Copyright © 1999-2014 John Wiley & Sons, Inc. All Rights Reserved.
Deposited On: 20 Mar 2014 05:45
Last Modified: 20 Mar 2014 05:45

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