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Improving the Critical Care Experience of LGBTQIA+ Patients and Families

This article was first published in the Winter 2022 issue of Critical Connections. When critically ill or injured patients need the services of a critical care team, they are at their most vulnerable. Here are six simple strategies that trained intensivists and critical care specialists can use to improve the critical care experience of the LGBTQIA+ patients and families they serve.


Leading by Example

Profiling leaders and organizations working to combat health disparities and establish trust in the communities they serve.This article was first published in the Winter 2022 issue of Critical Connections. In populations hardest hit by COVID-19, innovative healthcare and community professionals created paradigm shifts to battle healthcare access limitations, distrust of the healthcare system, and healthcare literacy disparities in the new age of physical distancing. Here we identify some best practices and examples of organizations and healthcare leaders working to mitigate barriers to quality care for racial and ethnic minorities.