Future research studies should shift focus from finding differences in populations to explanation of the differences and the evolution of homophobic thought processes in a profession and in society as a whole. Perhaps the application of a qualitative research design would yield richer data. Perhaps future research based in qualitative designs could begin to more closely explain causality in homophobia, compare and contrast differences in attitudes and beliefs in the nursing population, and bridge the current gap between phenomenon and explanation.
Implications for Policy Development
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