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Treating Transgender Individuals in Inpatient and Residential Mental Health Settings

By Heather Walton and S. L. Baker, 2017

This article describes the need for specific guidelines regarding how to manage inpatient and residential mental health programming with respect to transgender individuals. The article discusses what is known about transgender mental health and how it is related to sociopolitical factors, how inpatient and residential programs can address the impact of sociopolitical factors on transgender individuals and send a welcoming message to prospective consumers, how programs can attend to policies and procedures in ways that create the best milieu for an inpatient or residential unit that provides care for one or more transgender individuals, and how providers and interdisciplinary teams can meet the unique clinical needs of transgender individuals. These guidelines are designed to assist providers in creating a safe environment that affords quality inpatient and residential mental health care to transgender individuals.

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