Letter to the Editor
Comment on: http://www.jmir.org/2023/1/e46773/
The authors  agree with the letter to the editor [ ] that education and engagement are necessary for the successful modernization of gender, sex, and sexual orientation in digital health systems. The participants in our knowledge translation project tended to focus on the need for more short-term education initiatives with providers, staff, patients, and family members related to implementing changes. We appreciate that the authors of the letter identify the need for long-term education initiatives such as changes to health care provider curriculum as well as health education provided to the public. We fully and strongly encourage the development, implementation, and sharing of education initiatives as an important part of modernization efforts. SOGI Nursing is a great example of an educational initiative [ ].
Conflicts of Interest
- Queen R, Courtney KL, Lau F, Davison K, Devor A, Antonio MG. What's next for modernizing gender, sex, and sexual orientation terminology in digital health systems? Viewpoint on research and implementation priorities. J Med Internet Res 2023 Jul 25;25:e46773 [https://www.jmir.org/2023//e46773/] [CrossRef] [Medline]
- Ginaldi G, De Martinis M. Modernizing gender, sex, and sexual orientation data through engagement and education. J Med Internet Res 2023 [CrossRef]
- SOGI Nursing. 2019. URL: https://soginursing.ca/ [accessed 2023-01-07]
Edited by T Leung; This is a non–peer-reviewed article. submitted 29.08.23; accepted 27.10.23; published 15.11.23Copyright
©Roz Queen, Karen L Courtney, Francis Lau, Kelly Davison, Aaron Devor, Marcy G Antonio. Originally published in the Journal of Medical Internet Research (https://www.jmir.org), 15.11.2023.
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