Transgender Health Issues in Risk Management

Enrollment Information:
This enrollment will expire September 30, 2019.
You must complete all course requirements (including claiming CEs) and save/print the completion certificate by September 30, 2019.


The issues and challenges facing transgender health care and the associate risks are multiplying in the US. As the number of laws and regulations increase that support the transgender community, there are social backlashes that both ignite and inflame both sides of the issue. Health care institutions are caught in a trap between wanting to provide the best care available, and social and patient safety issues. There has been a death of information available in the past, but more research and best practices are being published. Additional education in both the academic and professional areas is critical, and a fundamental change in approaching transgender patients is critical. Failure to do so could lead to patient harm, increased liability, increased regulatory actions, and moral disengagement from providers and staff.


Learning Objectives:
By the end of this self-study you should be able to:

  • Identify health and mental health issues relevant for the transgender population
  • Discuss factors that promote health and mental health disparities in the transgender population
  • Explain potential recommendations to reduce health disparities and increase quality of services to the transgender community


Level of Learning:


Domain of Practice:
Legal and Regulatory




Criteria for Successful Completion:
To receive continuing nursing education contact hours, participants must achieve 80% on the post-test and complete an evaluation at its conclusion.


Continuing Education:
This program is approved contact hours toward the fulfillment of the requirements of ASHRM designations of FASHRM (Fellow) and DFASHRM (Distinguished Fellow) and toward CPHRM (Certified Professional in Healthcare Risk Management) renewal. CE credit may be used toward CPHRM renewal only by those holding the credential at the time of the program.

American Society for Healthcare Risk Management is accredited as a provider of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center's Commission on Accreditation.

Contact Hours: 1.0 hour
Passing Score: 80%


Conflict of Interest Statement:
As required by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation, we would like to make you aware of all potential conflicts of interest.

This educational activity’s planners and presenters have indicated that they have no bias or conflict of interest.


Commercial Support:
There is no sponsorship for this event.


Date Published: December 2016
Date of Contact Hour Expiration: Q3 2020

Credit Information

Activity Number Credit Amount Accreditation Period
ASHRM & ANCC 1 hour January 01, 2019 - December 31, 2019