Identify, Engage, Understand: Supporting Transgender Youth in an Inpatient Psychiatric Hospital

This study sought to address limited understanding of the inpatient experience of transgender adolescents. This study uses qualitative methods to gain insight into the experience of transgender adolescents and psychiatric care providers on an adolescent inpatient psychiatric unit in the northeast United States. Semi-structured interviews were conducted with patients (9 total, ages 13 –17) and unit care providers (18 total). These interviews were recorded, transcribed, and analyzed using inductive thematic analysis. Patients and providers generally reported a supportive inpatient environment. Factors that contributed to this environment were efforts by care providers to respect patients regardless of gender identity, to use patient’s preferred identifiers, and to acknowledge mistakes in identifier use. Barriers to consistently supportive interactions were also identified, including a lack of consistent identification of a patient’s transgender identity in a supportive manner during the admission intake, challenges associated with the presence of birth-assigned name and gender within the care system (e.g. in the electronic medical record, identifying wristbands, attendance rosters), and a lack of formal training of care providers in transgender cultural competenc y. Interviews also provided insight into how providers grapple with understanding the complexities of gender identity. Findings suggest that gender-affirming approaches by providers are experienced as...
Source: Psychiatric Quarterly - Category: Psychiatry Source Type: research

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