• 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.e2050Peer review
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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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