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6th Edition of Nursing World Conference

October 27-29, 2022 | Orlando, USA

October 27 -29, 2022 | Orlando, Florida, USA
NWC 2022

Connor Jude Wesley

Speaker at  Nursing World Conference 2022 - Connor Jude Wesley
Multicare Allenmore Hospital, United States
Title : Supporting Transgender Patients in Healthcare

Abstract:

It is important to first understand the language when talking about and with a community.  Many people have had very little interaction with the transgender and gender nonconforming (tgnc) folks.  It is imperative to be able to talk respectfully with and about them.  Before we can truly understand the impact of the disparities this community faces, we must first understand the impact of being transgender and/or gender nonconforming.  Society fights very hard to make people conform to strict gender roles and the consequences can be deadly. The tgnc community sees higher rates of suicide, substance abuse, smoking, and obesity. They struggle to find providers that are supportive or feel comfortable caring for them. Finally, the lecture provides tools to support trans patients in healthcare. The learner will understand where the barriers are for the tgnc community to accessing healthcare so that they can adjust their practice to be more inclusive.  They will learn simple tools to make their engagement with the tgnc community more welcoming, and safe, ultimately helping to end the health disparities this group faces.  The presenter uses lecture, audience participation, video, and personal accounts to make the lecture more engaging and powerful.

Biography:

Connor Wesley currently works as an Assistant Nurse Manager of the Emergency Room at Multicare's Allenmore Hospital in Tacoma, WA. As a nurse and as a patient, Connor has seen and lived the difficulties that transgender people face when accessing healthcare. Through his own experience, he recognized how little many people know about the trans community and therefore has made it his life’s journey to educate others in hope to create a safer, more inclusive environment in healthcare. He has presented nationally to a large number of audiences within the medical field.

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