Primary Care Nurse Practitioners Perceptions of Facilitators and Barriers to Encounters with Transgender Patients
Transgender persons in the United States number are estimated to number 1.4 million. These patients are seeking care in primary clinics for not only preventative services, but for acute and chronic conditions as well. Often these patients are met with discrimination, a lack of knowledge regarding transgender care needs and may delay care resulting in poor health outcomes. Little nursing research exists in literature relating to facilitators and barriers to providing care to transgender persons. The purpose of this study was to evaluate primary care nurse practitioners’ perceptions relating to facilitators and barriers to healthcare encounters with transgender patients.