2020 Student Research Conference:
33rd Annual Student Research Conference

A descriptive study on identification of patient ‘s preferred pronoun, gender, and name as used in hospital EMR in the state of Missouri


Alexandra A. Adamek* and Claire Kendall
Prof. Rafael Tubongbanua and Prof. Pamela Melvin , Faculty Mentors

A list of Missouri hospital administration names and email contact information was created. From this list, one administrator from each hospital was selected, to receive the survey. March 2020, an email was sent to each hospital nursing administrator explaining the study and requesting their participation. Once affirming participation, the hospital nursing administrator was sent the online survey tool via email. A follow-up email was sent to all, thanking those who had responded, and reminding non-respondents to complete the online survey. The survey platform was SurveyMonkey®. The survey tool was created to assess the following categories: two-step gender identity collection, identification of chosen name and pronoun, use of a functional EMR system to allow chosen name and pronoun, gender identity, and whether the hospital includes staff training on all of the categories previously mentioned. The survey was anonymous and took approximately 3 minutes to complete. Analysis of data began March 2020. 


Keywords: Gender Identification , Hospitals , Electronic Health Record , Survey, Descriptive Study, Nursing, Two-Step method , Name


Presentation Type: Oral Presentation

Session: TBA
Location: TBA
Time: TBA

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