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Transgender and Gender Nonconforming Communities: Clinically Competent and Culturally Proficient Care

Content Category: Cultural Competency, Family Planning and Reproductive Health, Health Disparities

Cardea offers training and resources for physicians, advanced practice clinicians and other primary care providers to deliver clinically competent, respectful, culturally proficient health care to transgender and gender nonconforming people.

 

INDEPENDENT STUDY SERIES: Clinically Competent and Culturally Proficient Care for Transgender and Gender Nonconforming Patients

As documented in the National Transgender Discrimination Survey, transgender people experience serious health inequities. 19% have been refused needed medical care because of their gender, and 50% have had to teach their providers about transgender health care. This two-part series will help primary care providers give high quality, culturally proficient care to their transgender and gender nonconforming patients.

Part 1: Introduction to Gender and Sexuality in a Health Care Setting

Part 2: Clinical Care for Transgender and Gender Nonconforming Patients

Who Should Attend

These eLearning courses are designed for all staff involved in patient care in a variety of primary care settings: physicians, nurse practitioners, nurse midwives, physician assistants, medical assistants, nurses, health educators, administrative staff and support staff.

 

Part 1: Introduction to Gender and Sexuality in a Health Care Setting

About this Course

Transgender and gender nonconforming people experience high levels of stigma and discrimination in health care. This course gives people who work in health care settings tools to better understand their patients’ needs and to provide culturally proficient care to transgender and gender nonconforming patients.

Learning Objectives

Upon completion of this course participants will be able to:

  • Describe sex and gender continuums.
  • Define terminology used to describe transgender and gender nonconforming people.
  • Identify health disparities experienced by transgender and gender nonconforming people.

 

Part 2: Clinical Care for Transgender and Gender Nonconforming Patients

About this Course

No matter what level of services you provide, you can serve the health care needs of your transgender patients. This course will cover preventive care, health education and health promotion, reproductive health services and medical management of gender transition. It will help you provide culturally proficient, evidence-based care to transgender and gender nonconforming people.

Learning Objectives

Upon completion of this webinar participants will be able to:

  • Describe accepted medical protocols for gender affirmation.
  • Describe models of informed consent for gender affirmation.
  • Determine which primary care services to provide to patients of any gender identity based on their anatomy and physiology.

 

Authors

Ginny Cassidy-Brinn, ARNP
Ginny Cassidy-Brinn, is the Clinical Training Manager at Cardea, working to design evidence-based, learner-centered education for clinical providers. She has been a nurse practitioner in the area of reproductive health for over 30 years and has co-authored several books on women’s health care.

Simon Adriane Ellis, CNM, ARNP
Simon Adriane Ellis is a Certified Nurse Midwife. His work on the ACNM’s Gender Bias Task Force has included co-authoring a position statement describing the role of midwives in providing care for transgender and gender variant individuals.

Heather McGuinness, MPH
Heather McGuinness worked on this project as her MPH capstone project. Her background is in sexual health, sex education, and LGBTQ health.

Madeline B. Deutsch, MD, MPH
Madeline B. Deutsch is the Director of Clinical Services at the University of California – San Francisco Center of Excellence for Transgender Health.

Registration & Fees

The courses are free of charge. A brief registration process is required and, upon completion of an online evaluation, participants can request a certificate of participation at no charge.

For CME or CNE certificates:

  • Introduction to Gender and Sexuality: CME or CNE certificate — no charge
  • Clinical Care for Transgender and Gender Nonconforming Patients: CME or CNE certificate — $12

Continuing Nursing Education (CNE)

Cardea Services is an approved provider of continuing nursing education by the Washington State Nurses Association Continuing Education Approval & Recognition Program (CEARP), an accredited approver by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation.

Introduction to Gender and Sexuality: 1 contact hour will be awarded. This activity expires on July 31, 2017.

Clinical Care for Transgender and Gender Nonconforming Patients: 1.5 contact hours will be awarded including 1.5 hours of pharmacology credit. This activity expires on July 31, 2017.

Continuing Medical Education (CME)

Introduction to Gender and Sexuality:

This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the accreditation requirements and policies of the Institute for Medical Quality/California Medical Association (IMQ/CMA) through the joint providership of Cardea and Cedar River Clinics and the Center of Excellence for Transgender Health. Cardea is accredited by the IMQ/CMA to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

Cardea designates this enduring material for a maximum of 1 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™. Physicians should claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Clinical Care of Transgender and Gender Nonconforming Patients:

This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the accreditation requirements and policies of the Institute for Medical Quality/California Medical Association (IMQ/CMA) through the joint providership of Cardea and Cedar River Clinics and the Center of Excellence for Transgender Health. Cardea is accredited by the IMQ/CMA to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

Cardea designates this enduring material for a maximum of 1.5 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™. Physicians should claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Successful completion of this continuing education activity includes the following:

  • Attending the entire webinar CE activity
  • Completing the online evaluation
  • Submitting an online CE Request

Co-sponsor

Cedar River Clinics

 

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