What is it about?

People who identify as transgender face many challenges in society in terms of the knowledge, understanding and acceptance of a person’s gender identity. This purpose of this review was to examine discrimination and resilience experiences of people who identify as transgender and establish potential health service responses.

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Why is it important?

Highlights the discrimination and resilience experiences of transgender people globally • Demonstrates the growing evidence-base and recognition of the care and support needs of transgender people

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All clinical nurses, irrespective of practice role or practice setting, have an important contribution to make to support needs of transgender people.

Dr Edward McCann
City, University of London

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This page is a summary of: Discrimination and resilience and the needs of people who identify as Transgender: A narrative review of quantitative research studies, Journal of Clinical Nursing, July 2017, Wiley, DOI: 10.1111/jocn.13913.
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