Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender Ageing - Biographical Approaches for Inclusive Care and Support Book

Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender Ageing - Biographical Approaches for Inclusive Care and Support Book

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Understanding the needs, wishes, and experiences of lesbian, gay, bisexual or transgender (LGBT) people is essential to those providing them with support and care as they grow older. This book demonstrates how biographical approaches can increase understanding about the distinct experiences and perspectives of older LGBT people.

Chapters explore how life story work can offer insights into their expectations and fears surrounding care and service provision, and how issues such as past criminalisation, HIV and discrimination have had an impact on their lives and perspectives.

The book also explores how to respond to the needs of older LGBT service users, drawing on the examples of projects that have built community networks and helped with service provision.

This insightful book will be essential reading for all those supporting or caring for older LGBT people, as well as students and researchers in the health and social work fields.

"This important book should be recommended reading for all health and social care practitioners working with older people, not just those with an existing interest in LGBT (lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender) issues."

"This is a hopeful book that would make a great addition to any LGBT ageing professional's library."
Gray Pride Parade Blog

"This book provides an invaluable insight into the needs of the older lesbian, gay, bisexual and trans (LGBT) community in relation to ageing, future care and support... a thought-provoking read... recommend this book to all healthcare professionals involved in the care of older people, as well as those who have an interest in the health and social welfare of LGBT individuals."
Nursing Standards

"Equally grounded in contemporary scholarship and practice, and representing an impressive array of authors, this volume nicely captures the lived experiences of LGBT elders as a 'story' in itself and to illuminate paths to more effective service provision in later life. Timely, sophisticated, accessible, and attentive to context, this is a must-read for anyone working with and/or interested in LGBT elders - and, indeed, the increasingly diverse ageing population more widely."
Dr. Dana Rosenfeld, Senior Lecturer, Keele University, UK and author of The Changing of the Guard: Lesbian and Gay Elders, Identity, and Social Change

"Older LGBT people have too often been characterised as 'invisible' or 'ignored'. This ground-breaking book challenges this idea and offers vital insight into practice based on understanding individuals, their life histories, personal identities and circumstances. This book is essential for realising person-centred support and promoting genuine choice and control for older LGBT people -- an evolving population in a changing social care landscape."
Dr. Sarah Carr, Senior Research Analyst, Social Care Institute for Excellence and Visiting Fellow, Centre for Government and Charity Management, London South Bank University


Author Edited by Ward, Rivers & Sutherland
Format Paperback
ISBN 9781849052573


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