Meeting the Needs of Transgender Patients with Cancer SPOC

Terri Phoenix, PhD, and Patricia Morfeld, RN, BSN, OCN, will discuss physical and psychological concerns of transgender patients who have active cancer or who are survivors. Session will address relevant terminology, recommended practices, and resources for continuing education.

Target Audience

These courses are intended for medical, radiation, and surgical oncologists, hematologists, advanced practice nurses, registered nurses, physician assistants, radiologic technologists, researchers, pharmacists, trainees, allied health personnel, and others who are interested in care for patients and survivors in North Carolina.

Learning Objectives

Define terms related to transgender and nonbinary identities

Discuss the position statements from professional organizations (ANA, ASCO, Joint Commission) regarding treatment of transgender patients

Discuss research regarding cancer prevalence and survivorship in transgender communities

Explain culturally affirming practices when working with transgender patients

Identify resources for continuing education regarding trans patients

Additional Information

Course summary
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Terri Phoenix, PhD

UNC UNC Student Affairs
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

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Patricia Morfeld, RN, BSN, OCN

Registered Nurse-Chemotherapy
UNC Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center
UNC School of Medicine
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill


Presenter Disclosure Information

Terri Phoenix, PhD, and Patricia MorfeldRN, BSN, OCN, have no relevant financial relationships with commercial interests as defined by the ACCME.


This Non-Credit Course does NOT have accreditation for continuing education credits.

The course offers only general participation certificates.

Available Credit

  • 1.00 Participation
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