Co-producing transgender awareness training for healthcare students and professionals
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Evidence and practice    

Co-producing transgender awareness training for healthcare students and professionals

Mairead Corrigan Senior lecturer, School of Medicine, Dentistry and Biomedical Sciences, Queen’s University Belfast, Belfast, Northern Ireland
Barry Quinn Senior lecturer, School of Nursing and Midwifery, Queen’s University Belfast, Belfast, Northern Ireland
Alexa Moore Transgender consultant, Northern Ireland
Shane O’Donnell Health promotion officer, Health Service Executive, Dublin, Republic of Ireland

Why you should read this article:
  • To appreciate the health inequities experienced by transgender people

  • To acknowledge that healthcare professionals often lack the competence and skills required to treat transgender people sensitively

  • To learn about the co-production, content and delivery of a transgender awareness training session

Nurses and doctors must be culturally competent to care for transgender patients. However, there is little time dedicated to lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer plus (LGBTQ+) health in undergraduate and postgraduate nursing and medicine education and healthcare professionals often lack the competence and skills to treat transgender patients sensitively.

At Queen’s University Belfast, a transgender awareness training session was developed to enhance the cultural competence of nursing and medicine students and academic staff. The training was co-produced with students and transgender people and delivered by a transgender person. Training on transgender health should be designed in collaboration with transgender people and should be a core component of undergraduate and postgraduate healthcare curricula.

Nursing Management. doi: 10.7748/nm.2022.e2050

Peer review

This article has been subject to external double-blind peer review and checked for plagiarism using automated software

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Correspondence

m.corrigan@qub.ac.uk

Conflict of interest

None declared

Corrigan M, Quinn B, Moore A et al (2022) Co-producing transgender awareness training for healthcare students and professionals. Nursing Management. doi: 10.7748/nm.2022.e2050

Published online: 09 August 2022

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