UK nurses lacking skills to treat transgender patients, says research

UK nurses lacking skills to treat transgender patients, says research
 

UK nurses are failing to meet the needs of transgender patients and feel they lack training and experience to treat the growing number of trans people seeking medical treatment in relation to their gender identity, according to research.
A survey of more than 1,200 nursing staff across the UK found 87% of those nurses who have directly cared for a trans patient felt unprepared to meet the patient’s needs.
The survey, which was conducted by the Royal College of Nursing, also found that 76% have encountered trans people during their healthcare work and 56% had cared for trans people... read more

 
11 October 2016 in Health, Views: 44
Source: Guardian
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