Protective strategies of lesbian clients in health care environments.
In this triangulated, feminist narrative study, a multiethnic, socioeconomically diverse sample of 45 lesbians recounted their actions in health care in a total of 332 health care stories.
Findings of a multistaged narrative analysis suggest that lesbians experience compounded vulnerability in health care environments.
A repertoire of protective strategies intended to meet needs for safety characterized their actions in health care, including : rallying support, screening providers, seeking mirrors of one's experience, maintaining vigilance, controlling information, bringing a witness, challenging mistreatment, and escaping danger.
Implications for theory and practice are drawn from these results.
Mots-clés Pascal : Homosexualité, Femme, Accessibilité, Service santé, Expérience personnelle, Ethnie, Statut socioéconomique, Stratégie, Attitude, Réseau social, Système santé, Soin autogéré, Homme
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Homosexuality, Woman, Accessibility, Health service, Personal experience, Ethnic group, Socioeconomic status, Strategy, Attitude, Social network, Health system, Human
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Inist-CNRS - Institut de l'Information Scientifique et Technique
Cote : 94-0480607
Code Inist : 002B30A03B. Création : 199501.