Behaving in a way that makes all people or groups of people feel included and valued, is integral to effective healthcare. The Society of Radiographers (SoR) strongly believes in this value and with the support of Live Through This, has published new guidance to support patients in receiving equitable care.
This guidance and associated resources – the checklist, patient questionnaires, patient information leaflet and patient poster – will improve understanding of the complexities associated with the health and care needs of two distinct groups: those with gender diversity and those with diversity in their sex characteristics.
The guidance introduces the Inclusive Pregnancy Status (IPS) form for diagnostic imaging and radiotherapy; a questionnaire that enables patients and healthcare professionals to work together to sensitively build a picture of an individual patient’s needs, gain informed consent and keep appropriate documented records.
Live Through This are proud to be co-authors on this piece of work along with our friends at Intersex Equality Rights UK.