Abstract

Background: Transgender people face several barriers to healthcare when accessing services. Purpose: The purpose of this study was to explore the lived-experience of the transgender person accessing healthcare. Methods: Colaizzi phenomenological method was used to delve into the experience. The guiding question was: What is the lived experience (challenges, barriers, and/or difficulties) that the transgender person experiences when accessing healthcare? Results: Initial themes were collapsed to create relevant meanings. Five themes emerged from the protocols and were validated by participants. Overall, the transgender person is vulnerable in the healthcare system due to the lack of representation of their identity, which results in their underutilization of healthcare services. Conclusion: This study demonstrates the need for changes to our current system of healthcare education and practice to provide competent care to the transgender population.

Thesis Completion

2019

Semester

Spring

Thesis Chair

Diaz, Desiree

Degree

Bachelor of Science in Nursing (B.S.N.)

College

College of Nursing

Department

Nursing

Language

English

Access Status

Campus Access

Length of Campus-only Access

3 years

Release Date

11-1-2022

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