GLB Adolescent's “Coming out”
Article first published online: 25 JAN 2010
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Journal of Child and Adolescent Psychiatric Nursing
Volume 23, Issue 1, pages 3–10, February 2010
How to Cite
Riley, B. H. (2010), GLB Adolescent's “Coming out”. Journal of Child and Adolescent Psychiatric Nursing, 23: 3–10. doi: 10.1111/j.1744-6171.2009.00210.x
- Issue published online: 25 JAN 2010
- Article first published online: 25 JAN 2010
- coming out;
- sexual minority
TOPIC: A greater number of gay males, lesbians, and bisexual females or males (GLB) are “coming out” during adolescence. Discussion includes nursing implications.
PURPOSE: The purpose of this paper is to review the process of GLB disclosure, highlight the trend toward earlier outing, and discuss its implications for nursing practice.
SOURCES: Sources include scholarly published literature, professional organization documents, and GLB advocacy publications.
CONCLUSIONS: Nurses need to update their knowledge of coming-out issues, as well as nondisclosing sexual behavior, to assess youth and family needs and direct care appropriately.