The purpose of this course is to provide members of the interdisciplinary healthcare team with the knowledge and resources necessary to improve the care provided to transgender patients, a population historically underserved. In addition, members of the public may use this course to enhance their personal knowledge of the subject matter presented.
Upon completion of this course, you should be able to:
1. Define terms used to describe the spectrum of gender expression.
2. Review the historical perspective of the treatment of gender dysphoria.
3. Assess current theories and quality of evidence that pertains to the etiology of gender dysphoria.
4. Discuss efforts to determine the prevalence of transgender individuals in the population.
5. Describe the unique healthcare needs of the transgender population.
6. Summarize the unique barriers to care in this population.
7. Facilitate the management of psychological issues experienced by transgender individuals.
8. Discuss the potential benefits, limitations, and risks of hormonal and non-surgical procedures and associated care involved in the treatment of transgender individuals.
9. Describe the care transgender patients require in undergoing various surgical procedures.
10. Summarize lifelong healthcare needs unique to transgender patients.
11. Discuss the unique needs of transgender children and adolescents.
12. Summarize the state of the education of healthcare professionals in the care of transgender patients.
This 10-hour continuing education course is available for download for professional development; if continuing education credit is desired, please see instructions included in eBook.