Patient Family & Community Engagement | Diversity Equity and Inclusion

Caring for the Transgender Patient

Paula M. Neira, MSN, JD, RN, CEN | Clinical Program Director, Johns Hopkins Center for Transgender Health

This presentation provides clinicians and non-clinicians of all levels of experience and working in varied clinical settings with fundamental information to improve their ability to provide culturally competent, welcoming, and supportive care to transgender patients. Three language skills – using proper name/pronoun, using correct terminology, and asking questions in an appropriate manner will be demonstrated. Finally, areas that provide challenges and opportunities to improving care in clinical settings will be presented.