People who are transgender: mental health concerns

Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10147/335879
Title:
People who are transgender: mental health concerns
Authors:
McCann, E.
Citation:
McCann, E., 2014. People who are transgender: mental health concerns. Journal of Psychiatric and Mental Health Nursing [article first published online 7 November 2014]
Publisher:
Journal of Psychiatric and Mental Health Nursing
Journal:
Journal of Psychiatric and Mental Health Nursing
Issue Date:
Oct-2014
URI:
http://hdl.handle.net/10147/335879
DOI:
10.1111/jpm.12190
Additional Links:
http://doi.wiley.com/10.1111/jpm.12190
Item Type:
Article
Language:
en
Description:
Government policy makers are becoming increasingly interested in the views and experiences of people who utilize mental health services to inform rights-based and socially inclusive health and social care initiatives. However, very little information exists in the available literature about transgender people in this regard. The current research was part of a larger mixed methods study that used surveys and in-depth semi-structured interviews. This paper reports on the findings from the interview data that relate to the unique mental health experiences of the people whom identified as transgender ( n = 4). The data were subject to thematic analysis, and the main themes that emerged included service experiences, treatment issues, other supports, and hopes and aspirations. Participants identified challenges and opportunities for enhancing mental health service provision for transgender people and their families. Some of the highlighted concerns related to practitioner attributes and relevant psychosocial sup- ports. Mental health nurses are well placed to use their knowledge and therapeutic skills to support people who identify as transgender and significant people in their lives.
Keywords:
MENTAL HEALTH; MENTAL AND BEHAVIOURAL DISORDER
Local subject classification:
LESBIAN, GAY, BISEXUAL AND TRANSGENDER
ISSN:
13510126

Full metadata record

DC FieldValue Language
dc.contributor.authorMcCann, E.en_GB
dc.date.accessioned2014-11-20T12:07:08Z-
dc.date.available2014-11-20T12:07:08Z-
dc.date.issued2014-10-
dc.identifier.citationMcCann, E., 2014. People who are transgender: mental health concerns. Journal of Psychiatric and Mental Health Nursing [article first published online 7 November 2014]en_GB
dc.identifier.issn13510126-
dc.identifier.doi10.1111/jpm.12190-
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10147/335879-
dc.descriptionGovernment policy makers are becoming increasingly interested in the views and experiences of people who utilize mental health services to inform rights-based and socially inclusive health and social care initiatives. However, very little information exists in the available literature about transgender people in this regard. The current research was part of a larger mixed methods study that used surveys and in-depth semi-structured interviews. This paper reports on the findings from the interview data that relate to the unique mental health experiences of the people whom identified as transgender ( n = 4). The data were subject to thematic analysis, and the main themes that emerged included service experiences, treatment issues, other supports, and hopes and aspirations. Participants identified challenges and opportunities for enhancing mental health service provision for transgender people and their families. Some of the highlighted concerns related to practitioner attributes and relevant psychosocial sup- ports. Mental health nurses are well placed to use their knowledge and therapeutic skills to support people who identify as transgender and significant people in their lives.en_GB
dc.language.isoenen
dc.publisherJournal of Psychiatric and Mental Health Nursingen_GB
dc.relation.urlhttp://doi.wiley.com/10.1111/jpm.12190en_GB
dc.rightsArchived with thanks to Journal of Psychiatric and Mental Health Nursingen_GB
dc.subjectMENTAL HEALTHen_GB
dc.subjectMENTAL AND BEHAVIOURAL DISORDERen_GB
dc.subject.otherLESBIAN, GAY, BISEXUAL AND TRANSGENDERen_GB
dc.titlePeople who are transgender: mental health concernsen_GB
dc.typeArticleen
dc.identifier.journalJournal of Psychiatric and Mental Health Nursingen_GB
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