Transgender issues are currently very topical, but overall there are still many misunderstandings, myths and predjudices, even within the health professional community. The attitudes we display as healthcare workers have the ability to help and to harm individuals, which can lead to people not engaging with the health system due to fear or anger from past healthcare interactions. Sex, gender and sexuality are all common terms, but are often used incorrectly. Understanding more about the issues can promote a safer more compassionate environment for patients.
Dr Riley will be leading a discussion with us to help us get a better understanding of the issues facing transgender youth and children and how we as nurses might be able to best support the child/youth and their families.
In this video learning activity, you will:
- Review the current research on gender diversity
- Define gender and sexual orientation
- Examine how best to support young people questioning their identity
- Acquire knowledge about the current WHO recommendations relating to gender diversity
This learning activity is one hour in duration. 1 hour of active learning = 1 CPD hour
You will receive a certificate after completing a short quiz to use in your professional development portfolio.