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Expanding Cultural Competencies for Transgender and Transitioning Patients

Many pharmacists lack the cultural competency training and pharmacological care for patients in the transgender community.



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Activity Type

  • Knowledge

Target Audience(s)

  • Pharmacists


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Southern Illinois University Edwardsville School of Pharmacy is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education as a provider of continuing pharmacy education.  
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  • Identify common beliefs among health care providers regarding transitioning patients
  • Articulate ways in which pharmacists can change the way they communicate with transitioning patients
  • Explain the need for culturally competent care for transitioning patients


Adu Akosua
PharmD Candidate, SIUE

Byron Suits
PharmD Candidate, SIUE

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Deja Finley, Pharm.D.
Assistant Professor of Pharmacy Practice, SIUE School of Pharmacy

Emily Mapes
PharmD Candidate, SIUE

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Jennifer Arnoldi, PharmD, BCPS
Clinical Assistant Professor, Pharm. Practice, SIUE

Brief Bio : Dr. Arnoldi is a Clinical Assistant Professor with the Department of Pharmacy Practice. She holds a joint appointment with the SIU School of Medicine, Division of General Internal Medicine at St. John's Hospital in Springfield, Illinois. Her areas of interest include diabetes, nutrition support, and medication reconciliation.

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Release Date: Jan 14, 2022
Credit Expiration Date: Jan 14, 2025

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