Nursing’s role in supporting transgender people’s health through practice, research and education
UBC Nursing Rounds
Date: 29 Nov 2017
Presented by: Dr. Elizabeth Saewyc, Professor & Director, UBC School of Nursing
Room: Room T206 | 3rd Floor | UBC Hospital
Transgender and gender diverse people are increasingly visible in Canadian society, and nurses have a responsibility to provide competent gender affirming care for all people. What does such care look like? Drawing on her recent research with the Stigma and Resilience Among Vulnerable Youth Centre (SARAVYC), as well as the WPATH Standards of Care, Dr. Saewyc will cover key content about transgender health and well-being, and nursing’s roles in health care for trans and gender diverse people across the life course.
Bio: Elizabeth Saewyc, PhD, RN, FSAHM, FCAHS, FAAN, is Professor and Director of the School of Nursing; she also heads the multidisciplinary Stigma and Resilience Among Vulnerable Youth Centre. For over 20 years, her research and clinical practice has focused on how stigma, violence, and trauma influence adolescents’ health, coping and risk behaviours, and what protective factors can foster resilience, especially for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer and Two-Spirit (LGBTQ2S) young people. Her work has influenced practice, policies, and laws to support adolescent health internationally.
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