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.
|Title of host publication||Lesbian, gay, bisexual and trans health inequalities|
|Subtitle of host publication||International perspectives in social work|
|Editors||Julie Fish, Kate Karban|
|Number of pages||14|
|ISBN (Print)||9781447309673, 9781447309680|
|Publication status||Published - 18 Mar 2015|
Westwood, S., King, A., Almack, K., Suen, Y. T., & Bailey, L. (2015). Good practice in health and social care provision for LGBT older people in the UK. In J. Fish, & K. Karban (Eds.), Lesbian, gay, bisexual and trans health inequalities: International perspectives in social work (pp. 145-158). Policy Press. https://policypress.universitypressscholarship.com/view/10.1332/policypress/9781447309673.001.0001/upso-9781447309673-chapter-8