Date of Award
College of Nursing
Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP)
Bonnie H. Bowie
It is well documented that transgender individuals experience higher rates of discrimination than non-transgender, also known as cis-gender, individuals (Scandurra, Amodeo, Valerio, Bochicchio, & Frost, 2017). This discrimination extends into the healthcare system, a place where all individuals should be treated with dignity and respect (Bauer, Scheim, Deutsch, & Massarella, 2014). Over the last few decades, cultural humility has been promoted in health care professional training (Fisher-Borne, Cain, & Martin, 2015; Tervalon & Murray-Garcia, 1998). However, transgender care is rarely included. This lack of training can lead to a decreased confidence in providing care to transgender individuals and poor experiences for transgender patients when accessing health care. The purpose of this project is to design and implement a toolkit to be used by a system of convenient care clinics in order improve caregiver knowledge and confidence in providing care to transgender individuals. Through organizational, research, and community input, a toolkit was developed and disseminated to the caregivers through an in-person training. A pretest, posttest and follow up survey were developed to measure increase in knowledge, caregiver confidence, and practice change of providers during interactions with transgender individuals. These were analyzed and demonstrated statistically significant change in knowledge. Participants also noted increased confidence and practice changes.
Gallagher, Elizabeth M., "Improving Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity Knowledge in Convenient Care Clinics: A Toolkit and Competency Training for Caregivers" (2019). Doctor of Nursing Practice Projects. 1.