Same-sex partnership rights: Health care decision making and hospital visitation

        Although progress toward ensuring the rights of same-sex partners to visit and make decisions regarding the care of a hospitalized partner or partner's child has been made, policies and guidelines are inconsistently applied and sometimes completely ignored. Denying these rights is a violation of human rights and is detrimental of to the health and well-being of lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) people.
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          • American Academy of Nursing (AAN)
          Position Statement on Health Care for Sexual Minority and Gender Diverse Populations.
          2012 (Washington, D.C.)
          • American Nurses Association
          Code of ethics for Nurses.
          Silver Springs, Md.: American Nurses Publishing, 2001