Assessing Suicide Risk and Mental Health Needs in Primary Care Practice
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Many trans* and gender nonconforming persons obtain their healthcare in family medicine and general internal medicine practices, rather than in multi-disciplinary gender programs. Primary care physicians, PA's and NP's caring for trans* patients in community practice often do not have immediate access to mental health professionals, particularly in rural areas. This case-based workshop presents an approach to assessing and managing suicide risk and other mental health needs of trans* patients in primary care, from the perspective of a family physician-psychiatrist practicing in a rural state
1. List and briefly describe at least 3 key aspects of suicide risk assessment in primary care practice with patients who are trans*. 2. List and briefly define at least 3 key aspects of mental health evaluation in primary care practice with patients who are trans*.