The clinical challenge published in the April issue of Inside Patient Care: Pharmacy & Clinics was an interesting case study. Gender identity has been receiving a lot of media coverage recently; a great deal of the coverage surrounds legal issues specific to gender-neutral amenities for transgender people.
I thank Dr Drummond for his comments on the clinical challenge we published last month. With the legal and healthcare issues impacting the transgender community, providers need to have a heightened awareness of the transgender community to address their very specific and growing needs. Retail pharmacies and the clinics within their walls strive to provide the best customer service to all customers and should do so in a personalized manner.
The state of Massachusetts has recently introduced a bill seeking to recognize pharmacists as healthcare providers.
As healthcare professionals, our attire can impact our patients’ well-being, protect our personal comfort and safety, and reduce the risk of spreading infectious pathogens.
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