A troubling new report chronicles a transgender patient's humiliating experience in a hospital emergency room and sheds light on the many issues transgender people face when seeking health care. The report, published in the Journal of Emergency Nursing, calls on health care professionals and organizations to improve training and awareness of how to care for transgender patients. The case study tells the story of transgender patient called Brandon James not his real name who visited the emergency department of a trauma center in the southeast United States. James, described as a masculine transgender man, transitioned using hormone replacement therapy five years before his emergency room visit. But the driver's license he presented identified him as female and his electronic medical records from previous visits included female gender markers. I was a freak show at the circus.
Transgender experience in the ER: "I was a freak show"
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Their mission is to improve the health of the community by providing culturally-sensitive, integrated primary and preventative health care to all, regardless of ability to pay or immigration status, and collaborating with community partners to address the social determinants of health. Ravenswood faces a number of obstacles when patients go to the emergency department for non-urgent issues and services that could be provided by primary care providers. When patients go to the emergency room for an avoidable visit, it increases their risk for exposure to medical errors, as well as unnecessary testing and intervention. They are unaware of after-hours nurse advice services and walk-in appointments.
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Providing care to psychiatric patients in the emergency department is a challenge for many reasons. For the ED, however, the greatest risk and safety issue related to behavioral health is the appropriate evaluation and protection of the suicidal patient in the ED. We present 2 case studies to illuminate the uncommon but preventable catastrophe of suicide in the ED.
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