Shantay, You Stay: A Healthcare Provider’s Guide To LGBT+ Inclusive Practices
Dr. Rivera's work to create an inclusive and open healthcare environment extends beyond Crom Rehabilitation's mission – in his recent book Shantay, You Stay, Roy details all the ways healthcare providers can make their practices more LGBT+ friendly and affirming.
Targeting medical providers across the healthcare spectrum, from diabetic educators to neurosurgeons, the book details health disparities that exist in the LGBT+ community and solutions that healthcare providers should consider to bridge the gap.
On Writing Shantay, You Stay
"After working with communities and patients from all different backgrounds, I noticed a surprising disparity in the LGBT+ experience when it came to healthcare. As our cultural and societal understandings of sexuality and identity evolve, we need to adapt our systems of care as well.
In this book, I give a pretty straightforward rundown of practical tips and advice for healthcare providers that want to create a more inclusive, accepting environment in their practices. I break it down in parts, from reception and patient intake all the way to the completion of a patient's episode of care.
Something as simple as acknowledging gender identity and preferred pronouns can translate into a more thorough medical examination and ultimately a better quality of life. There’s absolutely no reason that LGBT+ individuals should live their lives in pain or disability because they are ashamed or feel unseen."