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Practice Management and Administration: Ethics |

I Am Homosexual: Will My Autonomy as a Patient Be Respected by Health Care Providers?

Fernando Aragon, MS; Stephanie Bustamante, MS; Ismael Garcia, MS; Samaria Mejia, MS; Mauricio Schiavon, MS; Sharon Einav, MD; Joseph Varon, MD
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University General Hospital, Houston, TX


Copyright 2016, American College of Chest Physicians. All Rights Reserved.


Chest. 2016;149(4_S):A417. doi:10.1016/j.chest.2016.02.434
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SESSION TITLE: Ethics

SESSION TYPE: Original Investigation Slide

PRESENTED ON: Saturday, April 16, 2016 at 04:00 PM - 05:00 PM

PURPOSE: This study intended to determine the attitudes of healthcare providers towards homosexual patients, with particular emphasis on respect towards patient autonomy regarding HIV testing.

METHODS: After IRB approval, a 30-question survey was conducted among the medical and paramedical staff of 24 different health care centers in 8 countries. The questionnaire included information regarding respondent demographics, their individual sexual preference and their attitudes towards treatment of a homosexual patient. All questionnaires were completed anonymously.

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