Survey of lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender people's experiences of mental health services in Ireland.

Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10147/275893
Title:
Survey of lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender people's experiences of mental health services in Ireland.
Authors:
McCann, Edward; Sharek, Danika
Affiliation:
School of Nursing and Midwifery, Trinity College, University of Dublin, Dublin, Ireland.
Citation:
Survey of lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender people's experiences of mental health services in Ireland. 2013: Int J Ment Health Nurs
Journal:
International journal of mental health nursing
Issue Date:
8-Mar-2013
URI:
http://hdl.handle.net/10147/275893
DOI:
10.1111/inm.12018
PubMed ID:
23473079
Abstract:
Very little is known about the experiences of lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) people in relation to mental health services. Therefore, the overall aim of the current research was to explore LGBT people's experiences of mental health service provision in Ireland. The objectives were to identify barriers and opportunities, to highlight service gaps, and to identify good practice in addressing the mental health and well-being of LGBT people. A mixed methods research design using quantitative and qualitative approaches was deployed. A multipronged sampling strategy was used and 125 respondents responded to the questionnaire. A subset of phase 1 (n = 20) were interviewed in the qualitative phase. Quantitative data was analyzed using descriptive statistics. Qualitative data were analyzed thematically. The sample consisted of LGBT people (n = 125) over 18 years of age living in Ireland. Over three-quarters (77%) had received a psychiatric diagnosis. Findings include that whilst 63% of respondents were able to be 'out' to practitioners, 64% felt that mental health professionals lacked knowledge about LGBT issues and 43% felt practitioners were unresponsive to their needs. Finally, respondent recommendations about how mental health services may be more responsive to LGBT people's needs are presented.
Item Type:
Article
Language:
en
ISSN:
1447-0349

Full metadata record

DC FieldValue Language
dc.contributor.authorMcCann, Edwarden_GB
dc.contributor.authorSharek, Danikaen_GB
dc.date.accessioned2013-03-25T15:45:32Z-
dc.date.available2013-03-25T15:45:32Z-
dc.date.issued2013-03-08-
dc.identifier.citationSurvey of lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender people's experiences of mental health services in Ireland. 2013: Int J Ment Health Nursen_GB
dc.identifier.issn1447-0349-
dc.identifier.pmid23473079-
dc.identifier.doi10.1111/inm.12018-
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10147/275893-
dc.description.abstractVery little is known about the experiences of lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) people in relation to mental health services. Therefore, the overall aim of the current research was to explore LGBT people's experiences of mental health service provision in Ireland. The objectives were to identify barriers and opportunities, to highlight service gaps, and to identify good practice in addressing the mental health and well-being of LGBT people. A mixed methods research design using quantitative and qualitative approaches was deployed. A multipronged sampling strategy was used and 125 respondents responded to the questionnaire. A subset of phase 1 (n = 20) were interviewed in the qualitative phase. Quantitative data was analyzed using descriptive statistics. Qualitative data were analyzed thematically. The sample consisted of LGBT people (n = 125) over 18 years of age living in Ireland. Over three-quarters (77%) had received a psychiatric diagnosis. Findings include that whilst 63% of respondents were able to be 'out' to practitioners, 64% felt that mental health professionals lacked knowledge about LGBT issues and 43% felt practitioners were unresponsive to their needs. Finally, respondent recommendations about how mental health services may be more responsive to LGBT people's needs are presented.-
dc.languageENG-
dc.language.isoenen
dc.rightsArchived with thanks to International journal of mental health nursingen_GB
dc.titleSurvey of lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender people's experiences of mental health services in Ireland.en_GB
dc.typeArticleen
dc.contributor.departmentSchool of Nursing and Midwifery, Trinity College, University of Dublin, Dublin, Ireland.en_GB
dc.identifier.journalInternational journal of mental health nursingen_GB
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