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Lesbian, gay, bisexual and trans health inequalities: International perspectives in social work

Julie Fish and Kate Karban


Health inequalities have emerged as a key global concern in the early twenty-first century notably in the work of Wilkinson and Pickett (2009) and also of Michael Marmot (2008) for the World Health Organisation. Health inequalities are differences between individuals’ health experiences or outcomes which stem from social inequalities, including sexual orientation and gender identity. While there is a substantial body of evidence that social inequalities lead to poorer health outcomes in relation to class, ‘race’ and gender, there has been little examination of the social inequalities and poor ... More

Keywords: social determinants of health, social work, LGBT health inequalities, health disparities, human rights

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2015 Print ISBN-13: 9781447309673
Published to Policy Press Scholarship Online: September 2015 DOI:10.1332/policypress/9781447309673.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Julie Fish, editor
De Montfort University

Kate Karban, editor
University of Bradford

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Julie Fish and Kate Karban

Part One Key issues in social work with LGBT people

One Much to be desired

Nick J. Mulé

Two Between public neglect and private needs

Andrea Nagy and Urban Nothdurfter

Four Life in the Pink Dragon’s Den

Tracey Maegusuku-Hewett, Michele Raithby and Paul Willis

Part Two Service design and practice development

Five Coming into view?

Nicola Carr and John Pinkerton

Six Social services for LGBT young people in the United States

Elizabeth A. Winter, Diane E. Elze, Susan Saltzburg and Mitchell Rosenwald

Seven Unique experiences and needs of LGBT older people

Elizabeth Breshears and Valerie Lester Leyva

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

Sue Westwood, Andrew King, Kathryn Almack, Yiu-Tung Suen and Louis Bailey

Part Three Social work education and research


Kate Karban and Julie Fish

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