Survey Review - Help us support doctors to offer high quality care for LGBTQ patients

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Dr Alison May Berner of University College London (UCL) is surveying doctors who treat cancer on how they respond to the specific needs of patients with cancer who are lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer or questioning (LGBTQ). Insight gathered from this survey will help develop a training resource to support doctors in giving the highest quality care to their patients. Based on your own experiences, she would like your feedback on the questions she’s asking. 


About this opportunity

A recent study in the US looked at the knowledge, attitudes and behaviours of doctors when treating cancer patients who are lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer or questioning (LGBTQ). It showed that many weren’t confident with responding to their specific health needs.

A similar study is being run in the UK for oncologists (doctors who treat cancer specifically) who are in training or practicing consultants. Dr. Berner would like your feedback on the types of questions she’s asking and how she’s asking them, particularly if you identify as LGBTQ. She would like to know if there are any additional questions you think are important, drawing on your experience with healthcare professionals. She would also like to know if there is any language you find offensive or inappropriate.

Your input into the development of this survey will help Dr. Berner to better understand the training needs of doctors treating cancer patients who are LGBTQ. The results will help develop training resources to meet this need, so that LGBTQ patients with cancer receive appropriate high quality patient care.

Closing date: Monday 23 September

Location: Online / Anywhere

Payment and Expenses: N/A

Time commitment: 1 – 2 hours


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