Creator

Joyce Lyn Cole

Advisor

Hummel, Faye

Committee Member

Einhellig, Katrina

Committee Member

Sullivan, Katherine

Committee Member

Ososkie, Joe

Department

College of Natural and Health Sciences; Nursing Education

Institution

University of Northern Colorado

Type of Resources

Text

Place of Publication

Greeley (Colo.)

Publisher

University of Northern Colorado

Date Created

12-2019

Extent

172 pages

Digital Origin

Born digital

Abstract

This study used descriptive phenomenological investigation to explore the lived health care experience of individuals who identify as transgender. Results gleaned from the study provide a resource for nurse educators to employ when preparing future nurses to practice in an increasingly diverse environment. Eighteen adult members of the transgender community who had experienced health care completed virtual face-to-face, in-depth interviews. The data provided a rich description of the experiences, and analysis yielded the identification of themes that illuminate the essence of the lived healthcare experience. Findings from the data indicate that the transgender health care experience can be unpredictable and contributes to the population’s recognized health disparities. The nursing education profession should incorporate curricular changes aimed at preparing future nurses to provide compassionate and appropriate care to individuals who identify as transgender.

Degree type

DNP

Degree Name

Doctoral

Local Identifiers

Cole_unco_0161D_10813.pdf

Rights Statement

Copyright is held by the author.

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