Clinician and Ethicist Perspectives: Understanding Moral Distress in Gender-Affirming Care for Pediatric Patients

Hilary Mabel, Georgina Morley, Vanessa K. Jensen, Lauren R. Sankary, Molly Wimbiscus, Julia Cartaya, Ellen S. Rome

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Abstract

Using case examples and other common scenarios, the authors outline several types of moral distress that clinicians may experience when providing pediatric gender-affirming care. The authors also offer strategies for managing moral distress and issue a call to action for professional organizations to enhance support for gender-affirming clinicians.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)265-271
Number of pages7
JournalJournal of Pediatrics
Volume240
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 2022
Externally publishedYes

Keywords

  • ethics
  • gender diversity
  • gender-affirming care
  • moral distress
  • transgender youth

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Pediatrics, Perinatology, and Child Health

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