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Creating Trans Affirming Spaces - Using Gender Appropriate Language

Learning Objectives
1. Explain how society constructs gender
2. Contrast equality versus equity
3. Define misgendering as trauma
4. Identify practices based in trauma informed care
5. Demonstrate communication skills to ask for and use people's pronouns
6. Plan methods to incorporate best practices for gender appropriate language in your workplace
2 Credits CME

Language is constantly evolving. As society adapts to these linguistic changes, it is vital that health care providers adapt their practices to recognize and affirm the LBGTQ+ community. In this foundational module, learners will acquire skills and best practices to communicate in ways that are affirming to transgender and gender nonconforming (TGNC) patients to mitigate the traumatic effects of misgendering patients. Topics covered are dismantling binary thinking, gender and gender identity, trauma informed care, gender neutral language, and using appropriate pronouns to improve provider patient communication.

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ANCC Credit Designation – Nurses

The maximum number of hours awarded for this CE activity is 2.0 contact hours.

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