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UHBW Library and Information Services: Diversity and Inclusivity

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Diversity and Inclusivity

UHBW Trust is committed to inclusion in all we do, and the library is no different.

We can:

  • Help provide current evidence from a range of sources that can enable you to bring the most inclusive practice to your work,
  • Provide a clearly signposted collection of resources to aid with clinical diagnosis of conditions on black and brown skin,
  • Provide a well rounded selection of resources to support LGBTQ+ patients and staff,
  • Proudly celebrate diversity with our wide variety of resources,
  • Offer an inclusive and accepting environment to work, research and study.

BAME

You can find these books and more at our Bristol and Weston Library sites. By accessing our full library catalogue at SWIMS here, you can also gain access to many more books from health libraries across the South-West.

You can find these books and more at our Bristol and Weston Library sites. By accessing our full library catalogue at SWIMS here, you can also gain access to many more books from health libraries across the South-West.

Websites

Improving Descriptors in Dermatology
These documents are designed to provide guidance on describing skin conditions across a broad spectrum of skin tones. As the project progresses new documents will be uploaded addressing different skin conditions.
Skin Deep
Paediatrics. From Don't Forget the Bubbles (DFTB) and the Royal London Hospital (RLH). This website includes lists of conditions in paediatrics.
Centre of Evidence Based Dermatology
The CEBD produces free tools and resources of relevance to those who have or research skin conditions.
Skin of Colour - Resources
Brings together information sources, systematic reviews and review articles on topics relevant to skin of colour.
Skin of Colour – Journal reviews
List of journal publications relating to skin of colour in medicine.

Primary Care Dermatology Society
The PCDS website is recognised as one of the world's leading dermatology websites with a comprehensive diagnostic resource and concise guidance on the management of skin conditions.

See also: Pigmented skin types - clinical variations
Shows conditions by name, so expect images for darker skin tones to be included with the condition, where available.

DermNet NZ
The world's authority on skin information. New Zealand based.
VisualDX 
Diagnostic clinical decision support system designed to enhance diagnostic accuracy and aid therapeutic decisions.
The New England Journal of Medicine
All NEJM articles on the Race and Medicine topic page are freely available.

Many thanks to our colleagues at West Suffolk NHS Library for initially collating this resource list.

ClinicalKey

As a member of UHBW staff, you have access to ClinicalKey resources. To find out more about ClinicalKey click here. Some relevant resources are linked below.

Clinical Calculator: Gail Model for 5 Year Risk of Breast Cancer in Black Women
Chapter excerpt: Distinctive Lesions in Black Skin
Infections, Hyperpigmentation and Hypopigmentation, Regional Dermatology, and Distinctive Lesions in Black Skin.
Goldman-Cecil Medicine: Bolognia, Jean. (2020)
Journal Article: Dermoscopy of Pigmentary Disorders in Brown Skin
Manas Chatterjee and Shekhar Neema. Dermatologic Clinics. 2018. 36(4), pp 473-485. Copyright (c) 2018 Elsevier Inc.

See the PDF below for a curated list of inclusive articles and resources for diagnosing skin conditions on black and brown skin.

LGBTQ+

You can find these books and more at our Bristol and Weston Library sites. By accessing our full library catalogue at SWIMS here, you can also gain access to many more books from health libraries across the South-West.

Websites

NHS England » LGBT health
The evidence that LGBT people have disproportionately worse health outcomes and experiences of healthcare is both compelling and consistent. With almost every measure we look at LGBT communities fare worse than others. This is unacceptable, and we need to increase our efforts to address these health inequalities.

LGBTQ - Bristol Mental Health
A variety of useful resources for local support for LGBTQ+ staff and patients.

LGBT Action Plan 2018: Improving the lives of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender people - GOV.UK (www.gov.uk)

In response to the National LGBT survey, this LGBT Action Plan outlines firm commitments to tackle some of the biggest issues facing LGBT people.

Supporting LGBT People with Cancer (macmillan.org.uk)
While Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Trans (LGBT) people report many good experiences of care, there are some areas that still need attention. These case examples of practice are intended to support professionals to personalise care for LGBT people with cancer.

ClinicalKey

As a member of UHBW staff, you have access to ClinicalKey resources. To find out more about ClinicalKey click here. Some relevant resources are linked below.

Article: Caring for LGBT patients in the NHS

Article: Promoting Pride in Practice

Letter to the editor: How well is the NHS set up for issues surrounding gender identity?

Diverse ebooks

Access books with topics ranging from medical racism to treatment of LGBTQ+ patients in healthcare

1: Click on the image to sign in to Kortext

2: Choose "University Hospitals Bristol and Weston NHS Foundation Trust". You will need to sign in with your Open Athens username and password. You can then view Kortext books we have access to.

You can find a list of our Kortext e-books here.

You can also recommend books for purchase. If you wish to request an ebook be purchased for our collection, please visit the ProQuest Ebook Central website here. Search for the desired book and once found, hit the purple 'Request' button. Our library staff will then assess whether our budget will allow for your request to be added to our collection.

Mind The Gap

You can access the free ebook at the official website. You can find many other useful resources for how different conditions look on black and brown skin on this website.

Alternatively, to request a physical copy of this book, please contact us at library@uhbw.nhs.uk.

Evidence Updates

Want the latest updates and evidence relating to BAME, LGBT+ and disablity in the health sector? Check out our regular evidence updates here!

Staff Networks

As a member of UHBW, there are a range of staff networks you can join. There, you can speak in a safe space of likeminded individuals, and let your voice be heard.  You can join:

The ABLE+ network: The ABLE+ network provides an opportunity to meet with colleagues with visible and invisible disabilities.

The BAME network: This network is open to staff from Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic backgrounds from across the trust.

The LGBT network: This network is for staff from the LGBTQ+ community to discuss LGBTQ+ related issues within the organisation.

You can find details on how to join these networks from the Intranet homepage.