Public Commenting

AORN Position Statement on Care of the Transgender and Gender-Diverse Patient


This position statement describes AORN's beliefs about the importance of interdisciplinary collaboration to ensure that all patients have safe, compassionate, effective, and gender-inclusive care in the perioperative setting. To achieve this, perioperative nurses have an essential role through advocacy, education, and leadership to promote a health care experience that is inclusive, respectful, and responsive to the diverse needs of all patients, including those who identify as transgender and gender-diverse.

The public comment period closes March 18, 2024. Comments received after this date will not be considered in the final review. Thank you for your consideration.

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