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Nursing issues
What are the perceptions of healthcare providers on the healthcare needs of transgender and gender-diversified people and stigma-related attitudes?
  1. Magalie L Alcindor
  1. Nursing, York College, Jamaica, New York, USA
  1. Correspondence to Dr Magalie L Alcindor, Nursing, York College, Jamaica, NY 11451, USA; MAlcindor{at}

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Commentary on: Velasco, RAF. Stigma among transgender and gender‐diverse people accessing healthcare: A concept analysis. Journal of Advanced Nursing 2021. doi;10.1111/jan.15040

Implications for practice and research

  • Educating nurses on equitable interventions can provide them with the tools necessary to provide holistic, non-bias care to the transgender and gender-diverse (TGD) clients.

  • Employing a mixed-methodology study would provide a better understanding of the extent of the phenomenon experienced by the TGD population in the healthcare system.


The preferred reporting items, 12 peered-reviewed papers were retained about the phenomenon: ‘Stigma experienced in accessing healthcare by the TGD population.’1 The stigmatising criterias used by this study were: labelling, stereotyping, separation, status loss and discrimination that occurs together in a power situation.2 The author uses …

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  • Competing interests None declared.

  • Provenance and peer review Commissioned; internally peer reviewed.