Introduction to Culturally Safe Care for Trans People in Physiotherapy
Registration for this webinar is FREE for CPA Members and non-CPA members!
People who are trans and gender diverse are frequently discriminated against in healthcare, from being mis-gendered and dead-named to being unable to find healthcare providers who have the knowledge and skills to provide safe care.
This lack of knowledge and skills is due to both anti-trans attitudes and professional training programs not including gender diversity content. Providers may be unaware of the anti-trans attitudes they hold. All of this adds up to inadequate healthcare and unmet healthcare needs for people who are trans and gender diverse.
The issues that are present in healthcare in general are also evident in physiotherapy. People who are trans and gender diverse have concerns that can be treated through physiotherapy that are both specific to being gender diverse and are common to everyone.
Physiotherapy can be an uncomfortable experience for people who are trans and gender diverse, because of how we ask people to expose their bodies and the touch involved in physiotherapy assessment and treatment.
This session will discuss basic terminology and explore through case studies how physiotherapists can make their practice safer for people who are trans and gender diverse.
This webinar is brought to you by the Women's Health Division and the Global Health Division of the Canadian Physiotherapy Association (CPA).
Why You Should Attend:
- There's a large demand for trans-inclusive and knowledgeable healthcare providers
- This is a unique opportunity to hear from individuals with lived experience, both personally and professionally
- This is a safe, understanding space to learn and ask questions
Stéphanie Madill (she/her)
Stephanie is an assistant professor of rehabilitation science at the University of Saskatchewan. She undertook her physiotherapy training at the University of Alberta, graduating in 1993 with a BSc(PT). She completed her graduate studies at Queen's University under Linda McLean. Stéphanie' s primary research focus currently is on 2SLGBTQ+ health and access to healthcare in Saskatchewan. She is the co-principal investigator of the TRANS project, which has just completed a one-year pilot of two healthcare navigators for people who are trans and gender diverse in Saskatchewan.
Ken Mullock (he/him)
Ken is a Trans Health Navigator with the TRANS project. Over the past year, Ken has helped transgender people access health needs and has educated providers on trans-inclusive care. He brings his lived experience into his role, along with his health professional training. In 2021, Ken graduated from the University of Saskatchewan with a BSc in Nutrition and now “wears many hats” as a dietitian. Ken is a white settler born, raised, and working on Treaty 4 land.
- Date: Thursday, April 7, 2022
- Time: 7:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. EDT
- Free for CPA members and non-CPA members (check your email for instructions)
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The Women’s Health Division (WHD) is a not-for-profit division of the Canadian Physiotherapy Association (CPA) that is managed, operated, and advanced by volunteers with a passion for women’s health. We are a dynamic organization, national in scope, that effectively facilitates communication, education and service delivery for physiotherapy practitioners on topics specific to women’s health.
Our mission is to provide leadership and direction to members of the CPA for the advancement of physiotherapy practice in women’s health by fostering excellence in practice, education, and research for the benefit of Canadians.
We aim to:
- Acquire and make available information and educational materials
- Encourage and develop the publication of research in the field
- Facilitate communication between and among members
- Promote ongoing professional development
- Enhance physiotherapy service delivery specific to women’s health and/or pelvic health.
The Global Health Division (GHD) is comprised of a passionate group of physical therapists who have worked in or are interested in working in resource-poor settings globally. We advocate for sustainable collaboration that elevates the profession of physiotherapy worldwide.
Our Vision is to become a strong advocate group for the role of physiotherapists in the area of global health. The GHD strives to become a reliable and valuable resource for its members, through providing access to research, policies, experiences of other members, and opportunities.The GHD aims to foster an understanding of how socioeconomic determinants of health underpin health inequities and how global work comprises responsible strategies to achieve health equity. The GHD strives to support its members to get involved in ethical, collaborative, sustainable and effective global health work. The GHD endeavours to promote the wellbeing of Indigenous Peoples through advocating for changes within the physiotherapy profession in the spirit of reconciliation.
The mission of the Global Health Division (GHD) is to advocate for the unique role that physiotherapists have in global health and to encourage Canadian physiotherapists to engage in ethical global health work.