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Understanding experiences of migrant 2SLGBTQ+ communities with nurses and healthcare professionals in Canada

Recruitment poster for study

Researcher bios and how their research backgrounds relate to this study

Roya Haghiri-Vijeh is a Nursing Professor at Centennial College and a PhD (C) at the University of Victoria. She completed her Masters of Nursing (Honours) with a stream in Health Policy and Education from Ryerson University. Roya has completed the TCPS CORE training and is an active member of the Research Ethics Review Board at Centennial College. Roya has been involved as co-investigator in several research projects on topics of policy, online education, simulation, peer mentorship for nursing students, education of health and social care professionals about the need of 2SLGBTQ+ communities, and existing hetero-homo-cisnormative language. In the PhD program, Roya has successfully completed two directed study courses focused on gender, sex, and sexuality studies and two directed study courses on Gadamerian Interpretive Phenomenology. Roya is also an expert panel for the new Best Practice Guidelines that is underway with the Registered Nurses Association of Ontario on providing safer care for 2SLGBTQ+ peoples.

Purpose of this research project

The purpose of this study is to understand the experiences of migrant 2SLGBTQ+ communities with nurses and healthcare professionals in Canada.

How this research will help LGBT2SQ people and communities

Research of this type is important because no research has been conducted to understand the complex experiences of migrant 2SLGBTQ+ communities with nurses using an intersectional framework. You will have the opportunity to share your thoughts and feelings about your experience with nurses and healthcare professionals in Canada. This will assist in identifying the factors, supports or strategies that are helpful to you and to future migrant 2SLGBTQ+. The objective of this research is to inform education, practice, policy, and research and provide strategies to improve practice and policy.  

Participants

Group 1:
You are being asked to participate in this study because of the following:
• Identify as migrant 2SLGBTQ+ and received/are receiving nursing and healthcare in Canada
• Over the age of 19
• Comfortable communicating in English
• Comfortable to be audio-recorded for the purpose of research

Group 2:
You are being asked to participate in this study because of the following:
• Nurses (practicing, retired, student, administrator, educator, or policymaker) who have knowledge or experience of nursing or healthcare provided to migrant 2SLGBTQ+ communities in Canada.
• Over the age of 19
• Comfortable communicating in English
• Comfortable to be audio-recorded for the purpose of research

Compensation

If you volunteer to participate in the individual interview, you can either request 1) a $25 e-transfer to your chosen email, or 2) a $25 Tim Horton’s gift card mailed to your chosen address.

Mitigation measures

The magnitude of harm that participants are likely to experience is minimal. The participants are not introduced to any new interventions or experiences. The participants may disclose traumatic experiences during interview. Sensitive information may come up during the individual interview. The participants will be made aware before, during and after the interview process that they are able to withdraw from the study at any time. In addition, their names and the information they will share will be confidential. Roya will advise participants at the start of the interviews that they may decline to answer questions or stop participating at any time without consequences.
The nature of Gadamerian interpretive phenomenology (GIP) is organic and the questions are meant to be a guide during individual interviews. Not all of the questions may be asked. In discussion with my supervisor and based on my expertise on GIP, it would be best not to share the questions in advance.
Roya is a registered nurse and professor of nursing in the Ryerson, Centennial, George Brown Collaborative Nursing degree program. Roya is familiar with facilitating sensitive topics, and this will help to mitigate the risk of any negative psychological stress. Roya will address these concerns based on her expertise in a respectful and thoughtful manner. In addition, the study participants will have contact information for free distress services during the individual interview if participants would like to discuss their experiences further.

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