The aims of this module are to enable students to gain a critical understanding of the wider historical, social, cultural and legal contexts for trans and gender-diverse people; and to analyse the impact of organisational contexts (e.g. schools, hospitals, nursing homes, prisons) in relation to trans and gender-diverse people.
Main topics of the module include:
- Attitudes, values and behaviours
- Ethics, society, law and religion
- Culture and support
- People in organisational settings
- Historical and sociological perspectives on gender diversity
On successful completion of this module, you will be expected to be able to:
- Critically reflect upon the attitudes and behaviours that trans and gender-diverse people face from wider society with reference to stigma, transphobia, discrimination and intersectionality.
- Discuss the importance of interpersonal relationships for trans and gender-diverse people and potential challenges that can arise.
- Apply historical, social and ethical perspectives to trans and gender-diversity issues.
- Critically evaluate selected aspects of the legal rights of trans and gender-diverse people in the jurisdiction in which you work, making reference to rights in other contexts.
- Appraise the spectrum of support and advocacy.
- Analyse the implications for healthcare practitioners in supporting trans and gender-diverse people in organisational settings (e.g. schools and hospitals), including residential settings (e.g. residential social care, prisons and secure services).