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Queer Phenomenology, the Disruption of Heteronormativity, and Structurally Responsive Care

Jennifer Searle
ANS. Advances in Nursing Science 2019 March 1
Lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer (LGBTQ) health disparities persist and reflect larger structural inequities that negatively impact the health of historically marginalized communities. By way of using queer phenomenology, the author analyzes a personal experience that was harmful to her as a lesbian patient who required emergency medical attention. Also a registered nurse, the author draws on her lived experiences to reveal heteronormativity as a prevalent, but largely unacknowledged, source of structural harms for LGBTQ patients. This aims to bring about an appreciation among nurses and other health care professionals to locate themselves within systems of privilege and oppression and gain an awareness on how they might better respond to ongoing structural harms that are disproportionately experienced by vulnerable patient populations.


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