Modelling Transgender Spiritual Care - Susannah Cornwall

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Spiritual care

Wednesday 9 January

6.30pm for a 7pm start

Room 9, West Downs Quarter, University of Winchester, Romsey Road, Hampshire SO22 5HT

Modelling Transgender Spiritual Care - Susannah Cornwall, Senior Lecturer in Constructive Theologies, University of Exeter

Spiritual care might plug “gaps” left when waiting lists (and times) for NHS gender identity clinics spiral, and trans people awaiting medical interventions are at increased risk of suicide and self-harm. Healthcare chaplaincy has an explicit role to play, particularly for the sizeable number of trans people with religious faith or who struggle with finding support from faith communities. Spiritual care should be integrated within direct care provided by healthcare professionals, with additional care from specialist chaplains where desirable. In this presentation the author draws on findings from the Modelling Transgender Spiritual Care project at the University of Exeter, including questionnaires with current and past gender identity clinic patients, and a focus group of trans people and allies including healthcare chaplains.

The Institute for Theological Partnerships hosts a monthly discussion group at the University which is open to all and looks at a range of issues from a theological perspective as well as welcoming guest speakers to inspire and engage discussion.

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