Lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender ageing : biographical approaches for inclusive care and support (eBook, 2012) [WorldCat.org]
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Lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender ageing : biographical approaches for inclusive care and support

Lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender ageing : biographical approaches for inclusive care and support

Author: Richard Ward; Ian Rivers; Mike Sutherland
Publisher: London ; Philadelphia : Jessica Kingsley Publishers, 2012.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
Lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) people often face unique challenges as they grow older. It is vital that those providing them with care and support understand their needs, wishes and experiences. This book demonstrates how biographical approaches can increase understanding about the distinct perspectives of older LGBT people, enhancing inclusive care and support. Chapters explore people's expectations  Read more...

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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Richard Ward; Ian Rivers; Mike Sutherland
ISBN: 9780857005373 0857005375
OCLC Number: 809768138
Language Note: English.
Description: 1 online resource (223 pages) : illustrations
Contents: Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender Ageing: Biographical Approachesfor Inclusive Care and Support; Introduction: Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender Ageing: Providing Effective Support Through Biographical Practice; Part I Growing Older: Diverse Pathways Into Later Life; 1. Imagining the Unimaginable: Bisexual Roadmaps for Ageing; 2. Care Anticipated: Older Lesbians and Gay Men Consider their Future Needs; 3. Trans Ageing: Thoughts on a Life Course Approach in Order to Better Understand Trans Lives; 4. 'Women Like That': Older Lesbians in the UK. Part II Implications for Health and Social Care Practice 5. 'I'm Older than I Ever Thought I Would be': The Lived Experience of Ageing in HIV-positive Gay Men; 6. Categories and Their Consequences: Understanding and Supporting the Caring Relationships of Older Lesbian, Gayand Bisexual People; 7. Care Near the End of Life: The Concerns, Needs, and Experiences of LGBT Elders; Part III Community Engagement and Support; 8. Polari's Life Story: Learning from Work with Older LGBT People; 9. Opening Doors and Opening Minds: Sharing One Project's Experience of Successful Community Engagement. 10. Ageing in Gay Brighton11. Meeting the Needs of LGBT People Affected by Dementia:The Story of the LGBT Dementia Support Group; 12. Conclusion: Making Space for LGBT Lives in Health andSocial Care; Glossary; Selected Resources for Working with Older LGBT Groups and Individuals; Notes on Contributors; Subject Index; Author Index; Blank Page.
Responsibility: edited by Richard Ward, Ian Rivers and Mike Sutherland.


This book explores the lives and perspectives of older lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) people. As their distinct needs are often overlooked due to lack of understanding, this book  Read more...


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