Tuesday, December 20, 2011
Trans & a patient at Fenway Health within the last 3 years?
I am, and so I got this email last Wednesday:
"Fenway Health is currently conducting a research study to learn about the best ways to ask patients about transgenderism and transgender identity on the Fenway Health registration form (sometimes called a patient intake form). If you are transgender, 18 years or older, and have been a patient at Fenway Health in any department at any location (1340 Boylston Street, South End Associates, or Sidney Borum, Jr. Health Center) in the past three years, we invite you to take a brief survey.
The survey will ask for your reactions to current and potential alternative transgenderism/transgender identity questions on the registration form. It will take approximately 20 minutes to complete. Your answers will be anonymous and will not be included or linked to your medical record. Your doctor and care providers will not be given a copy of your answers.
You make take the survey online or on paper. To take it online, follow this link to http://www.surveymonkey.com/s/
transregform. For a paper copy, call 617-927-6348 and we will mail it to you for you to fill out and return by postage-paid mail to us.
The information that you provide will be important and the results of the study will guide possible changes at Fenway Health. Please consider participating and/or sending this information along to a friend who might be interested. For questions or more information, please call Aimee Van Wagenen at 617-927-6348."