Date of Award

January 2017

Document Type

Thesis

Degree Name

Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP)

Department

Yale University School of Nursing

First Advisor

Julie Womack

Abstract

Primary care clinicians working with trans patients may not realize the impact of systemic inequality on the mental health of their patients. Although clinical guidelines for care exist, most do not explicitly address this context of inequality. Placing guidelines in a framework of cultural safety will increase the likelihood that patient narrative, needs and culture are respected and taken into consideration when providing care and developing treatment plans for trans patients, thereby decreasing the impact of systemic inequality and improving the quality of the healthcare provided. Considering the positive impact that primary care clinicians can have on the health of their patients, placing cultural safety at the center of guideline-concordant care is critical.

Comments

This thesis is restricted to Yale network users only. It will be made publicly available on 09/03/2020

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