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

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

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Abstract

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.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationLesbian, gay, bisexual and trans health inequalities
Subtitle of host publicationInternational perspectives in social work
EditorsJulie Fish, Kate Karban
PublisherPolicy Press
Chapter8
Pages145-158
Number of pages14
ISBN (Electronic)9781447313519
ISBN (Print)9781447309673, 9781447309680
Publication statusPublished - 18 Mar 2015
Externally publishedYes

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    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