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    Culturally-Sensitive Care for the Transgender Patient

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    Nursing's professional history is built upon the metaparadigm of person, environment, nursing, and health. The metaparadigm frames nursing’s context for care delivery—individualized and holistic. This perspective of care delivery serves to guide nursing in the provision of culturally-competent care that includes sexual and gender minorities. The sexual and gender minorities encompass lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) persons. Each is a distinct population with its own healthcare concerns. This article will focus on nursing care in the operative suite for transgender patients. Transgender is an umbrella term referring to people whose gender identity and/or gender expression does not match their gender assigned at birth (or natal gender). Please note that you must complete the free registration to access the test section of the resource at the following link: https://www.nursingcenter.com/LoginRegister. To access the related course for ANCC Credit, please click here: https://nursing.ceconnection.com/public/modules/6371. For more instruction on LGBTQ healthcare please view the eBook, LGBTQ Cultures: What Healthcare Professionals Need to Know About Sexual and Gender Diversity, please click here:https://www.nursingcenter.com/journalarticle?article_id=3251321.

    Learning Objectives

    After viewing this video, the learner will be able to:

    • To define terminology used in relation to the transgender patient.
    • To describe unique aspects of care needed for transgender patients.
    • To identify resources for education and clinical guidance related to transgender care.


    Lippincott Nursing Center

    Pamela Levesque, DNP, APRN-BC, FNP, CNE
    University of North Carolina Wilmington

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