Gender Identity and Sexual Orientation Data Gathering in Healthcare

So, I really do plan to do some research-y stuff on here.  At the moment, I’m parking this YouTube that we were required to watch for a class I’m taking in Researching Rare/Hidden Groups.  It’s a useful demo of how gender identity and sexual orientation data might be collected in a healthcare setting and some difficulties/resistance that might be encountered in the process.

https://www.youtube.com/embed/1nt34oP1kOs 

Measuring Health Equity Project

Edited to add: my classmates have raised some very valid criticisms of this video.  The patient is very stereotyped, and the nurse could stand to be more sensitive to the patient’s discomfort around discussing her gender identity.  That said, I do still like that they chose to portray the patient’s resistance (even as someone deeply invested in having this kind of data collected, as a patient who is sick or injured, I’d probably be annoyed and frustrated with all the questions too!) and the nurse sandwiching the gender identity question among other, more familiar demographic questions to normalize it as just part of the overall picture of every patient.

Advertisements

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s