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Lesbian, gay, bisexual and trans health inequalitiesInternational perspectives in social work$
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Julie Fish and Kate Karban

Print publication date: 2015

Print ISBN-13: 9781447309673

Published to Policy Press Scholarship Online: September 2015

DOI: 10.1332/policypress/9781447309673.001.0001

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Good practice in health and social care provision for LGBT older people in the UK

Good practice in health and social care provision for LGBT older people in the UK

Chapter:
(p.145) Eight Good practice in health and social care provision for LGBT older people in the UK
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Lesbian, gay, bisexual and trans health inequalities
Author(s):

Sue Westwood

Andrew King

Kathryn Almack

Yiu-Tung Suen

Louis Bailey

Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:10.1332/policypress/9781447309673.003.0008

This chapter presents 5 short vignettes of older LGBT people as the basis for discussing good practice in a UK context. The discussion is grounded in a health determinants perspective, alongside an understanding of minority stress. Inclusive and LGBT sensitive practice are highlighted supported by staff training and appropriate policies. Person-centred assessment and care planning are emphasised and the importance of choice for LGBT elders is emphasised, alongside the need to identify and strengthen social networks as part of working to address social exclusion and isolation. The needs of carers are also acknowledged.

Keywords:   LGBT elders, health determinants, minority stress, person-centred care, intersectionality, diversity, carers, social inclusion

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