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Working with transgender clients: Learning from others to improve occupational therapy practice

@inproceedings{Beagan2012WorkingWT,
  title={Working with transgender clients: Learning from others to improve occupational therapy practice},
  author={Brenda L. Beagan and A Chiasson and Cheryl A. Fiske and Stephanie D. Forseth and Alisha C. Hosein and Janine E. Stang},
  year={2012}
}
Background. Gender identity disorder and the process of transitioning involve both mental and physical health interventions. Yet there is virtually no discussion of transgender health care in occupational therapy. Purpose. This paper draws on interviews with primary care nurses and physicians about their experience with transgender health care, to make recommendations for occupational therapy practice with this population. Methods. Semi-structured interviews were conducted with 21 primary care… 

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