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Providing quality care for trans patients

Ian Peate - Professor of Nursing and Editor in Chief of British Journal of Nursing (BJN) First published: Last updated:

All individuals (and this includes those people with gender dysphoria) must be offered tailored support and interventions in order to best meet their individual needs and circumstances. A supportive nurse or HCA can be the key to the longer term health and wellbeing of people with gender dysphoria, who they are likely to come across in their work: they may account for 1% of the population of the UK (Gender Identity Research and Education Society (GIRES), 2016).

Transphobia and hate crimes are still evident, demonstrating that prejudice exists, transgendered people face transphobia on a daily basis. Some aspects of transphobia are experienced by people when they are being provided with public services and this includes health services. Transphobia and hate crimes can have harmful effects on a person. Around 50% of young trans people and 30% of adult trans people have attempted to commit suicide. Some 59% of transgendered people

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