Case study – a Schwartz Round on being LGBTQ+
22 July 2021 Case study
A case study on a Schwartz Round held at Ashford and St Peter’s NHS Foundation Trust entitled ‘Be You, Be Accepted, Be Different’.
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In March 2021, as part of ‘Schwartz Celebrates Diversity’ month, Ashford and St Peter’s NHS Foundation Trust ran a Round entitled ‘Be You, Be Accepted, Be Different’.
Nearly 40 staff met to hear colleagues sharing their story about what it is like to be LGBTQ+ (Lesbian, Gay, Bi, Trans, Queer/Questioning and all genders/identities).
LGBTQ+ staff have grown up in a world feeling different and sometimes discriminated against. This affects how comfortable people are with themselves, their esteem, motivation at work and career progression.