Joint Commission releases field guide for improving patient care for LGBT community

Accreditation Connection, November 10, 2011

The Joint Commission has released a new field guide urging hospitals to create a more welcoming and inclusive environment and improving patient care for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender patients and their families.

The field guide, “Advancing Effective Communication, Cultural Competence, and Patient- and Family Centered Care for the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender (LGBT) Community,” is available for download on The Joint Commission’s website.

The guide offers strategies, best practices, and other tactics to optimize communication and patient-centered care for the LGBT community.

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