Transgender Healthcare Teaching in the Undergraduate Medical School Curriculum

Donaldson, A., Ewan, J., Frize, R. and Sneddon, S.F. (2018) Transgender Healthcare Teaching in the Undergraduate Medical School Curriculum. 8th National Scottish Medical Education Conference, Edinburgh, Scotland, 26-27 Apr 2018.

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With increasing recognition of the diverse and specific needs of transgender individuals in a health care setting, lack of knowledge, poor attitudes and prejudice towards transgender patients can result in this population being afraid to access medical care. Educating medical students early in their career in a sensitive and inclusive manner could help change these attitudes. It has been shown that medical undergraduates and post-graduates often feel unprepared or uncomfortable in caring for transgender patients due to lack of training and experience2-4. The aim of this study was to address this through introduction of basic transgender healthcare education into the University of Glasgow undergraduate medical curriculum, with the goal of implementing further interactive and fully inclusive teaching.

Item Type:Conference or Workshop Item
Glasgow Author(s) Enlighten ID:Sneddon, Dr Sharon
Authors: Donaldson, A., Ewan, J., Frize, R., and Sneddon, S.F.
Subjects:R Medicine > R Medicine (General)
College/School:College of Medical Veterinary and Life Sciences > School of Medicine, Dentistry & Nursing
Copyright Holders:Copyright © 2018 The Authors
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