Published September 27, 2021
PhD students Catilin Nye and Amanda Anderson published “Transgender and Gender Diverse Nursing Care” in the American Journal of Nursing (AJN). The purpose of the column is to guide new nurses on providing affirming care to transgender and gender diverse patients, addressing a gap in undergraduate nursing curricula across the nation. With an estimated nearly one million people comprising the transgender and gender diverse population in the United States, the article is an important step toward preparing nurses to provide culturally safe and affirming care to patients who historically have faced many barriers to care, along with stigmatization.
The article includes a discussion of gender and pronouns, privacy considerations, and communication and advocacy.
The article can be found in the October 2021 issue of AJN.