A narrative Inquiry Into the Experiences of Transgender People Who Seek Care for Chronic Health Conditions


The goal of this research project is to better understand the experiences of transgender people who receive medical care for a chronic illness. Chronic disease is a leading cause of poor health and death across the globe. Transgender people are more likely to have a chronic illness compared to cisgender people. There is a lack of research that can help nurses to care for transgender people with a chronic illness. This study will generate knowledge that can inform and improve nurses’ practice and transgender patients' experiences of receiving care.


Currently recruiting participants: Yes

Eligible ages: 18 to 100

Inclusion criteria:

1. Must identify as a transgender person.
2. Have a diagnosed chronic illness that is not HIV or mental-health-related.
3. Has previously sought medical care for their chronic illness.
4. Able to provide informed consent.
5. Be an English speaker.
6. Be over 18 years of age.

Exclusion criteria:

You are not eligible to participate in this study if:
1. Your ONLY chronic illness is related to HIV or mental health concerns.
2. You are unable to converse in English.


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Additional information

Contact information

Jennifer Chung jennifer.chung1@ucalgary.ca

Principal investigator:

Andrew Estefan

Clinical trial: