Out of the Binary: What Trans Adults With ‘Eating Disorders’ Want From Healthcare Professionals
thesisposted on 2021-05-22, 09:37 authored by Zachary Sera Grant
This is a qualitative research study using Community-Based Participatory Action Research to explore the healthcare experiences of trans individuals with ‘eating disorders’. This research provides recommendations to healthcare providers with the aim of improving the healthcare experiences of trans individuals with ‘eating disorders’. Recommendations consist of listening to service users, healthcare providers needing to educate themselves on trans health and ‘eating disorders’, sharing this knowledge with coworkers; incorporating learnings into personal practice as well as professional workplaces and disciplines; moving beyond your own understanding of the world, unpacking ones biases and practicing reflexivity, allowing trans individuals to make their own healthcare decisions, and transition can assist ‘eating disorder’ recovery.