Spiritual support of transgender individuals: a literature review.
Spiritual support has been a staple of healthcare before hospitals in western civilizations were established by communities of faith. Research has demonstrated that wellbeing is associated with balanced care for the body, mind, and spirit. Healthcare disparities are being identified as disproportionally impacting transgender and gender nonconforming (TGNC) individuals. The root cause of this disparity is being studied as are medical and wellbeing interventions, including the benefit of spiritual support. This author's objective was two-fold. First, to identify opportunities for extending spiritual support to TGNC individuals in healthcare by chaplains. Secondly, to identify evidence of current spiritual support advocacy initiatives and interventions for TGNC patients in healthcare by chaplains.
Journal of health care chaplaincy
Humans; Transgender Persons; Transsexualism; Gender Identity; Healthcare Disparities
Spiritual support; healthcare; religion; transgender; transsexual
Sonneville SA. Spiritual support of transgender individuals: a literature review. J Health Care Chaplain. 2023;29(2):196-210. doi:10.1080/08854726.2022.2080965