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Shantay, You Stay:
A Healthcare Provider's Guide To LGBT+ Inclusive Practices

Shantay, You Stay!: A Healthcare Provider's Guide to LGBT+ Inclusive Practices by Dr. Roy  Rivera Jr.

Dr. Rivera's work to create an inclusive and open healthcare environment extends beyond Elation Physical Therapy's mission - in his recent book Shantay, You Stay, Roy details all the ways healthcare providers can make their practices more LGBTQ+ friendly and affirming.

Targeting medical providers across the healthcare spectrum, from diabetic educators to neurosurgeons, the book details health disparities that exist in the LGBTQ+ community and solutions that healthcare providers should consider to bridge the gap.

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On Writing Shantay, You Stay

"After working with communities and patients from all different backgrounds, I noticed a surprising disparity in the LGBTQ+ experience when it came to healthcare. As our cultural and societal understandings of sexuality and identity evolve, we need to adapt our systems of care as well.

In this book, I give a pretty straightforward rundown of practical tips and advice for healthcare providers that want to create a more inclusive, accepting environment in their practices. I break it down in parts, from reception and patient intake all the way to the completion of a patient's episode of care.

Something as simple as acknowledging gender identity and preferred pronouns can translate into a more thorough medical examination and ultimately a better quality of life. There's absolutely no reason that LGBTQ+ individuals should live their lives in pain or disability because they are ashamed or feel unseen."


Research LGBT resources in the community

Action Steps

Research LGBT resources in the community

Business Inventory

Business Inventory

Checklist to see how LGBT firendly your practice is

LGBT Medical Literature Research Articles

LGBT Medical Literature

Research Articles

Cultural Sensitivity

Cultural Sensitivity

LGBT Welcoming Toolkit for Primary Care Practices

LGBT Welcoming Toolkit for Primary Care Practices

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