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Nursing issues
Challenges to building a trusting doctor–patient relationship with the transgender non-binary patient
  1. Magalie L Alcindor
  1. Nursing, York College, Jamaica, New York, USA
  1. Correspondence to Dr Magalie L Alcindor, Nursing, York College, Jamaica, New York, USA; MAlcindor{at}

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Commentary on: Alpert, AB., Mehringer, JE. et al. Experiences of transgender people reviewing their electronic health records, a qualitative study Alpert, AB. J Gen Intern Med doi: 10.1007/s11606-022-07671-6 © The Author(s) 2022. Epub. 2022 May 31.

Implications for practice and research

  • Educating practitioners about the factors that inhibit progress in the patient–doctor relationship with the transgender non-binary patient is crucial to bring about the changes that are relevant to this patient population to build trust and improve care outcomes.

  • Researchers should continue to conduct studies that explore the perceived challenges and interventions employed to address these challenges. Conducting studies to improve the health and well-being of under-represented and marginalised groups should be the standard of practice to bring about the required changes in healthcare.


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  • Competing interests None declared.

  • Provenance and peer review Commissioned; internally peer reviewed.