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Residents trained for interactions with transgender patients

Residency Program Insider, June 23, 2017

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To address the discrimination and insensitivity transgender people often feel in healthcare settings, residents at the NYU Langone Medical Center participated in a simulation experience to learn how to provide sensitive care. Researchers had a transgender actress portray a patient and had her rate her interactions with each resident based on their ability to communicate and to leave the patient satisfied.

According to results of the simulation, which were recently published in Journal of Graduate Medical Education, the 23 internal medicine residents who participated earned an average score of 89% for overall communication and 85% for satisfaction. However, only 61% of the residents made the patient feel comfortable or asked directly about her gender identity.

Source: NYU Langone Medical Center



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