- Corin Davis, MS, PhD Student, East Carolina University, Greenville, NC
- Angela Lamson, PhD LMFT, Associate Dean for Research and Professor, East Carolina University, Greenville, NC
The patient-provider relationship is an essential component of providing good health outcomes (i.e., medication compliance and management of chronic conditions). Looking at both the patient and the provider is crucial to understanding what variables emerge as differences that make a difference in their relationship, but little dyadic research is done looking at the relationship between the patient and provider, and less still looking at the LGBTQ patients and their providers. The Four World View provides a lens informing the four worlds of healthcare: clinical, operational, financial, and training/educational. Each of the four worlds has a responsibility in improving LGBTQ patients’ lower health outcomes and utilization of healthcare services. Recommendations will be given to help each of the four worlds improve health outcomes for LGBTQ patients through patient-provider relationship.
- describe the Four World View in relation to the LGBTQ patient-provider relationship.
- identify the three components of the patient-provider relationship that lead to improved health outcomes.
- identify three LGBTQ population health outcomes where improved patient-provider relationships can improve health outcomes.