Enhancing the care of transgender and non-binary patients through effective communication
AffiliationThe Christie NHS Foundation Trust; The University of Manchester, Manchester, England.
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AbstractThere is increasing evidence to suggest that transgender (trans) and non-binary people encounter significant societal discrimination, stereotypical and misleading representation in the media, and frequent misgendering. They may also experience several barriers to accessing healthcare, as well as discrimination from staff and other patients. This article explores how and why trans and non-binary people experience discrimination, and discusses how healthcare professionals, including nurses, can enhance the care experience for these patients, with a particular emphasis on language and communication.
CitationHeyworth B. Enhancing the care of transgender and non-binary patients through effective communication. Nursing Standard. 2021 Aug 2.