Mandatory data collection, gaps in LGBTQ + healthcare
September 30, 2021
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Mandi L. Pratt-Chapman, PhD, MA, and Adrian Gropper, MD, debated whether to make the collection of sexual orientation and gender identity compulsory in health care. That was the big story in hematology / oncology last week.
Another landmark story took a closer look at disparities in cancer care among LGBTQ + people, including basic access to screening, treatment and outcomes.
Read these articles and many more in hematology / oncology below:
Should collection of data on sexual orientation and gender identity be mandatory?
To advance health equity, it is time to standardize the collection of data on sexual orientation and gender identity in clinical practice and in health services research. Read more.
Lack of knowledge hampers efforts to improve care for LGBTQ patients
Healio spoke with oncologists and other experts about cancer risk factors and barriers to care among the LGBTQ + population, efforts to improve data collection on sexual orientation or gender identity and actions clinicians can take to better meet the needs of sexual and gender minority patients. Read more.
Data supports third dose of COVID-19 vaccine for some cancer patients
COVID-19 variants pose a greater threat to some cancer patients, especially those with hematologic malignancies, confirming the need to promote vaccination in this population, according to data presented at the ESMO 2021 Congress. more.
Apps are essential in helping children and families move to a ‘new normal’ after treatment
The completion of cancer therapy is a time of celebration. The bells ring and confetti are thrown to commemorate the milestone. However, for many families of children with cancer, this transition out of therapy is also marked by fear of the unknown. Read more.
Mindfulness in oncology requires continuous practice of being present in the moment
Data suggests that practicing mindfulness – the quality or state of being aware or conscious – can reduce levels of burnout, improve life satisfaction, and lead to better patient care in oncologists. . Read more.