In this vignette a transgender patient and his new clinician discuss the patient's cervical cancer screening history. The clinician addresses the patient's concerns regarding prior insensitive health care experiences before initiating the physical exam. This vignette is part of a clinical vignette series highlighting various aspects of the health of LGBT and gender nonconforming populations and is designed to give learners the opportunity to analyze clinician-patient communication strategies. The series can be used in a variety of ways from independent learning to small group learning to large group learning. Each clip is generally 3-5 minutes long with discussion questions and additional resources listed at the end of each scenario. In an ideal setting the learner would be able to practice the communication strategies identified after viewing the vignettes. Actors: Clinician - Michelle M. Forcier, MD, MPH, Associate Professor of Pediatrics, Assistant Dean for Admissions, Division of Adolescent Medicine, The Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University: Jamie (Patient) - Henry Ng, MD, MPH, FAAP, FACP, Assistant Professor of Internal Medicine and Pediatrics, Department of Internal Medicine, Department of Pediatrics, Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine Program for LGBTI Health.
KeywordsLGBT, Health Promotion, Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Sexual Orientation, Gender Identity, Gender Non-Conforming, Clinician-Patient Communication
Kristen L. Eckstrand, MD, PhD, Vanderbilt University School of Medicine
Carey Roth Bayer, EdD, RN, CSE, Morehouse School of Medicine
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