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Transgender and Gender Nonconforming Essentials

Learning Objectives
1. Define transgender foundational terminology
2. Identify the levels of oppression transgender people face
3. Explain necessity of cultural humility in working with transgender and gender nonconforming people
4. Demonstrate skills appropriate for TGNC patients, clients and co-workers
5. Plan methods to incorporate best practices for TGNC patients into your practice
2 Credits CEU

Physicians and other medical professionals will identify knowledge deficits and learn how to provide culturally appropriate care to their transgender and gender nonconforming (TGNC) patients in their practice. This foundational module covers essential terminology, myths and misconceptions about TGNC people, gender neutral language, and best practices for medical sites to create an affirming environment of care for TGNC patients. In addition, it provides opportunities for practical skill development, including practicing using gender appropriate pronouns, reflecting on cultural assumptions, and planning strategies to incorporate into work processes and procedures.

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This activity is being presented without bias and without commercial support.

ANCC Credit Designation – Nurses

The maximum number of hours awarded for this CE activity is 1.0 contact hours.

Disclosure Information: It is the policy of the Rush University Office of Interprofessional continuing Education to ensure that its CE activities are independent, free of commercial bias and beyond the control of persons or organizations with an economic interest in influencing the content of CE. Everyone who is in a position to control the content of an educational activity must disclose all relevant financial relationships with any commercial interest (including but not limited to pharmaceutical companies, biomedical device manufacturers, or other corporations whose products or services are related to the subject matter of the presentation topic) within the preceding 12 months.

Unapproved Uses of Drugs/Devices: In accordance with requirements of the FDA, the audience is advised that information presented in this continuing medical education activity may contain references to unlabeled or unapproved uses of drugs or devices. Please refer to the FDA approved package insert for each drug/device for full prescribing/utilization information.

All individuals in control of content have disclosed they have no relevant financial relationships.

Rush University Medical Center is accredited as a provider of nursing continuing professional development by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation. Upon completion of this activity, learners will receive 2.00 ANCC contact hour(s).

Participation Statement: Upon completion of this activity, learners will receive a Participation Certificate.


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