Event Title

Occupational Therapy & Transgender Populations: Perspectives & Recommendations

Presenter Information

Mariana D'Amico
Elizabeth Schuster

Event Type

Presentation

Start Date

10-12-2017 12:00 AM

End Date

10-12-2017 12:00 AM

Description

Transgender populations remain an underserved population. They often experience barriers that affect mental and physical health, and limit participation and engagement in meaningful daily activities within the community. Transitioning from one gender to another requires the learning of new occupational skills related to self- care, community integration, socialization and ways of being.

Comments

Purpose: Explore perspectives and needs of the transgender population and occupational therapy practitioners for quality health care.

Method: Qualitative study using focus groups with persons from the transgender population and occupational therapists. Thematic analysis was done through coding of verbatim transcriptions from audio taping.

Results: There are unique needs of the transgender populations in daily living and community integration. Occupational therapists need to understand the unique language, activities of daily living and community integration needs of this population.

Conclusion: Occupational therapy practitioners have distinct skills to assess and intervene for the individual within his/her daily lives and communities making them potential advocates and future experts in provision of services to the transgender populations.

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Occupational Therapy & Transgender Populations: Perspectives & Recommendations

Transgender populations remain an underserved population. They often experience barriers that affect mental and physical health, and limit participation and engagement in meaningful daily activities within the community. Transitioning from one gender to another requires the learning of new occupational skills related to self- care, community integration, socialization and ways of being.