Friday, June 19, 2009

Caring for health.

American Civil Liberties Union: Fresno Hospital Discrimination - Case Profile

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"Discrimination in healthcare settings is still far too common for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender people," said Jason Schneider, MD, President of the Gay and Lesbian Medical Association (GLMA). "No one is served when partners are barred from visitation and kept from participating in conversations about their loved one's care. It's bad for doctors who are kept from potentially life threatening information, it's bad for partners who are left waiting hopelessly in the waiting rooms and it's especially traumatic for patients who need the love and support that only their partners can provide to help them through health care emergencies."

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