Transgender 101: Increasing Nursing Cultural Competence to Address Health Care Disparities

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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10755/338324
Category:
Full-text
Type:
Presentation
Title:
Transgender 101: Increasing Nursing Cultural Competence to Address Health Care Disparities
Author(s):
Neira, Paula M.
Lead Author STTI Affiliation:
Pi Eta
Author Details:
Paula M. Neira, BS, BSN, JD, RN, CEN, pneira2@jhmi.edu
Abstract:
Session presented on Thursday, September 25, 2014: Historically, transgender individuals health needs have been largely ignored by American medicine and nursing. It is only within the past few decades that the American Medical Association has acknowledged that transgender-related care is medically necessary and should be covered by insurance. Only in 2014, did the American Psychiatric Association recognize that merely being transgender was not a mental health disorder. The American Nurses Association is silent on any issue directly related to the care of transgender individuals. Transgender-related issues are either completely lacking, or are mentioned only in passing, in most current nursing textbooks, including those focused on cultural competency. Out of ignorance and prejudice, society at large often marginalizes transgender people. In many cases, the transgender individuals basic humanity and rights are not recognized. In the United States, in the general population, only 8% of people state that they even know someone who is transgender. However, times are changing. Healthy People 2020, for the first time, acknowledged the major healthcare discrepancy in the care and treatment of transgender individuals. Yet, traditional nursing education has not prepared students or nurses to provide culturally competent care to this population. Not surprisingly, most nurse educators have had little training or exposure to this population and what they do know is often wrong and based on negative stereotypes and myth. This poster presentation incorporates the presenters personal experiences as a nurse, a nurse educator, a lawyer, and as a patient. The poster provides nursing students, nurse educators, and direct care nurses, who practice in all care delivery settings, with an overview of the transgender population, the health concerns of the various communities in the transgender population, and the negative impacts societal discrimination has had on healthcare for this minority group. The presentation provides all nurses with information to improve their ability to care for this population, focusing on basic communication issues such as proper pronouns and language. The presentation provides nurse educators with methods to incorporate information about transgender patients into the academic curriculum to enhance the cultural competence of nursing students.
Keywords:
Nursing; Transgender; Cultural Competence
Repository Posting Date:
15-Jan-2015
Date of Publication:
15-Jan-2015
Other Identifiers:
LEAD14PST61
Conference Date:
2014
Conference Name:
Leadership Summit 2014
Conference Host:
Sigma Theta Tau International, the Honor Society of Nursing
Conference Location:
Indianapolis, Indiana, USA
Description:
Leadership Summit 2014 Theme: Personal. Professional. Global. Held at the Indianapolis Marriott Downtown, Indianapolis.
Note:
Items submitted to a conference/event were evaluated/peer-reviewed at the time of abstract submission to the event. No other peer-review was provided prior to submission to the Henderson Repository.

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DC FieldValue Language
dc.language.isoen_USen
dc.type.categoryFull-texten
dc.typePresentationen
dc.titleTransgender 101: Increasing Nursing Cultural Competence to Address Health Care Disparitiesen_US
dc.contributor.authorNeira, Paula M.en
dc.contributor.departmentPi Etaen
dc.author.detailsPaula M. Neira, BS, BSN, JD, RN, CEN, pneira2@jhmi.eduen
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/338324-
dc.description.abstractSession presented on Thursday, September 25, 2014: Historically, transgender individuals health needs have been largely ignored by American medicine and nursing. It is only within the past few decades that the American Medical Association has acknowledged that transgender-related care is medically necessary and should be covered by insurance. Only in 2014, did the American Psychiatric Association recognize that merely being transgender was not a mental health disorder. The American Nurses Association is silent on any issue directly related to the care of transgender individuals. Transgender-related issues are either completely lacking, or are mentioned only in passing, in most current nursing textbooks, including those focused on cultural competency. Out of ignorance and prejudice, society at large often marginalizes transgender people. In many cases, the transgender individuals basic humanity and rights are not recognized. In the United States, in the general population, only 8% of people state that they even know someone who is transgender. However, times are changing. Healthy People 2020, for the first time, acknowledged the major healthcare discrepancy in the care and treatment of transgender individuals. Yet, traditional nursing education has not prepared students or nurses to provide culturally competent care to this population. Not surprisingly, most nurse educators have had little training or exposure to this population and what they do know is often wrong and based on negative stereotypes and myth. This poster presentation incorporates the presenters personal experiences as a nurse, a nurse educator, a lawyer, and as a patient. The poster provides nursing students, nurse educators, and direct care nurses, who practice in all care delivery settings, with an overview of the transgender population, the health concerns of the various communities in the transgender population, and the negative impacts societal discrimination has had on healthcare for this minority group. The presentation provides all nurses with information to improve their ability to care for this population, focusing on basic communication issues such as proper pronouns and language. The presentation provides nurse educators with methods to incorporate information about transgender patients into the academic curriculum to enhance the cultural competence of nursing students.en
dc.subjectNursingen
dc.subjectTransgenderen
dc.subjectCultural Competenceen
dc.date.available2015-01-15T13:35:33Z-
dc.date.issued2015-01-15-
dc.date.accessioned2015-01-15T13:35:33Z-
dc.conference.date2014en
dc.conference.nameLeadership Summit 2014en
dc.conference.hostSigma Theta Tau International, the Honor Society of Nursingen
dc.conference.locationIndianapolis, Indiana, USAen
dc.descriptionLeadership Summit 2014 Theme: Personal. Professional. Global. Held at the Indianapolis Marriott Downtown, Indianapolis.en
dc.description.noteItems submitted to a conference/event were evaluated/peer-reviewed at the time of abstract submission to the event. No other peer-review was provided prior to submission to the Henderson Repository.-
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