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Cultural Competency in Healthcare: LGBTQIA+

A collaborative project between the library and Office of Multicultural Affairs

Caring for LGBTQQIA Patients

Research and Data on Healthcare Issues

@ the DMU Library

A Note on Subject Headings in the Library Catalog

The DMU Library catalog contains subject heading from two different classification schemes: The Library of Congress and MeSH (Medical Subject Headings) used by the National Library of Medicine.  When searching library catalogs by subject, please be aware that words/phrases currently in use as subject headings are the official terms recognizing by the cataloging bodies above which most libraries follow. We realize that the term "homosexuality" is considered offensive to the LBGT community. You will find the following subject headings in the library catalog:

  • Bisexuality
  • Gays
  • Gender Identity
  • Homosexuality****
  • Lesbians
  • Sexual minorities
  • Transsexualism OR Transgender People

Another option to searching, in addition to searching for words/phrases as official subject headings is to search for relevant terms as keyword searches - which means the term can be found in a title, table of contents, or subject heading field.

You can also search for root forms of a word followed by a * so that variants of the term can be found. For example bisex* will retrieve results for bisexual OR bisexuality.

Books on this Population Available in the Library Catalog

Curriculum & Training Materials

DREAM (Diversity Redefining Education and Medicine) Curriculum for the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender Populations.The documents below are a result of a research initiative at A.T. Still University -­‐ Kirksville College of Osteopathic Medicine. Aspects of this model have been integrated into the school's core curriculum.  These materials were developed through funding by an AACOM Education Grant.

Health & Legal Resources

Resources of Interest