‘Cultivating Intersex, Trans- and Gender-Diverse Inclusive Education in Healthcare. Feminist, Trans, and Queer Perspectives’

September 13, 2024 - September 14, 2024
University College Cork


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  • Irish Research Council


University College Cork

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In recent years, many efforts have been placed to develop new educational paths to prepare medical, nursing, and midwifery students to deliver quality care to intersex, trans- and gender-diverse people. However, recent studies have shown that healthcare institutions and education programmes do not adequately prepare prospective healthcare professionals to support the needs of intersex, trans- and gender-diverse people. Moreover, most of the attempts to deliver gender affirmative education revolve around the development of modules focused on person-centered care. While these efforts are commendable and necessary, studies have highlighted the need to endow students with a critical perspective that takes into account the systematic oppression to which intersex, trans- and gender-diverse people are exposed.

This conference aims to encourage the creation of an interdisciplinary network, both within and beyond Ireland, that can support healthcare professionals in engaging with the conceptual and critical aspects of gender diversity in healthcare settings. To accomplish this, the conference aims to bridge the gap between research carried out in feminist, trans, and queer studies and the delivery of a practice-focused and person-centered perspective that characterizes healthcare education. The acquisition of a conceptual and critical understanding of the phenomena surrounding gender expansiveness is of crucial importance to enable healthcare professionals and scholars to deliver educational content, adjust practices, and promote research that can create a fairer and more sustainable healthcare environment. The conference will serve as an initial stride towards reevaluating the strategies employed by educators and preceptors in addressing the inclusion of intersex, trans- and gender-diverse peoplewithin the healthcare system.

For any further information, contact us at transcareucc AT gmail DOT com.

This event is funded by the Irish Research Council under grant number NF/2023/1564

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September 12, 2024, 9:00am IST

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