Transgender Healthcare: Caring for Trans Patients
Understand current issues in transgender healthcare and learn how to provide culturally competent care to trans individuals on this healthcare course by St George’s, University of London.
Who is the course for?
This course is designed for all healthcare students, as well as current NHS doctors, nurses, and allied health professionals within the UK. Non-UK based learners are welcome to join the course but should be aware, that this course reflects the UK healthcare context. Learners practicing outside of the UK are therefore strongly encouraged to source local policies and guidance.
What topics will you cover?
An introduction to terms commonly used by the transgender community.
The process of social and legal transition, and current UK legislation affecting trans people.
The current process of diagnosing gender dysphoria in the NHS and what treatment options are available, including medical and surgical interventions.
Health inequalities that trans people face in a range of settings and how these inequalities are compounded by intersectional factors such as race, class and disability.
How to communicate effectively when working with trans people.
How to make healthcare systems more trans-inclusive.
What will you achieve?
By the end of the course, you‘ll be able to…
Identify common terms used by the trans community and be able to apply affirming language while working with trans people.
Explore the concepts of social and legal transition in a healthcare setting.
Summarise current recommendations for the treatment of trans patients.
Identify specific barriers that trans people face when accessing healthcare.
Explore the health concerns of trans patients in a way that is both effective and respectful.
Apply the knowledge gained throughout this course in the development of healthcare services that are more trans-inclusive.