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There is limited information, education, and training available on providing care for the transgender and gender-diverse population, and many healthcare providers lack the specific knowledge needed to provide adequate, culturally competent care. A needs assessment was conducted to better understand what healthcare practitioners wanted to know regarding this topic, as well as what trans and gender-diverse individuals wanted their healthcare practitioners to know about their care. This needs assessment was anonymous and answers were not published. The responses were analyzed by the author to identify themes and develop learning objectives for the creation of educational materials. Five educational modules were created on various topics to promote competency in providing gender-affirming services for the transgender and gender-diverse community. The availability of this resource promotes increased access to competent and culturally sensitive care for trans and gender-diverse populations in healthcare contexts.
University of St. Augustine for Health Sciences
gender-affirming care, transgender, gender diverse, occupational therapy, occupational justice
Medical Subject Headings
occupational therapy, gender, transgender
Adult and Continuing Education | Gender and Sexuality | Occupational Therapy | Social Justice
Rhodes, A., Smith, M. A., & Willey, K. (2023, August 9). Occupational Therapy's Role in Providing Gender-Affirming Care for Transgender and Gender Diverse Individuals. Poster presented at the Virtual OTD Capstone Symposium, University of St Augustine for Health Sciences. Retrieved from https://soar.usa.edu/otdcapstonessummer2023/35