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    Caring For...Transgender Patients

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    Many lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer/questioning (LGBTQ) individuals avoid care for preventable and life-threatening conditions due to fear and experiences of discriminatory treatment. Understanding how patients self-identify is vital to improving access to care, building trust between patient and nurse, and improving patient outcomes. Enhancing your interpersonal and clinical skills working within this community will help address health disparities and create a welcoming environment. This article explains how to provide culturally appropriate care for the transgender patient population. 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/4197. 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 and describe healthcare system challenges.
    • To identify the healthcare needs of transgender patients and nursing care implications.


    Lippincott Nursing Center

    Laura C. Hein, PhD, RN, NP
    University of South Carolina, College of Nursing

    Nathan Levitt, RN
    Callen Lorde Community Health Center

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