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

By: Richard Ward (editor), Ian Rivers (editor), Mike Sutherland (editor), Catalan Catalan (contributor), Jane Traies (contributor), Roger Newman (contributor), Bakshi Bakshi (contributor), Kath Browne (contributor), Jason Lim (contributor), Mike Phillips (contributor)Paperback

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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 and fears surrounding care and service provision, the impact of discrimination, and specific issues such as HIV, dementia and end-of-life care. The importance of understanding people's whole lives in order to meet their needs is demonstrated, drawing on the examples of community projects that provide services and build networks. The voices of older LGBT people are heard throughout the book through the use of case examples and original research. 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.

About Author

Richard Ward is a Project Worker in ageing and mental health at the University of Manchester, UK, and a qualified social worker. His research interests lie in ageing, dementia care, sexuality, and discrimination in later life. Ian Rivers is Professor of Human Development, Brunel University, UK. His primary research interests are in discrimination, sexuality and bullying. Mike Sutherland is Lecturer in the School of Applied Social Studies, Robert Gordon University, UK. He works for The Centre for Excellence for Looked After Children in Scotland, and has designed and delivered courses on sexuality, management, assertiveness and anti-bullying strategies.


Acknowledgements. Introduction. Mike Sutherland, Robert Gordon University, UK, Ian Rivers, Brunel University, UK and Richard Ward, University of Manchester, UK. Part 1. Growing Older: Diverse Pathways into Later Life. 1. Imagining the Unimaginable: Bisexual roadmaps for ageing. Rebecca L. Jones, Open University, UK. 2. Care Anticipated: Older lesbians and Gay Men Consider their Future Needs. Stephen Pugh, University of Salford, UK. 3. Trans Ageing: Thoughts on a Life Course Approach In Order to Better Understand Trans Lives. Louis Bailey, Trans Resource and Empowerment Centre, UK. 4. 'Women Like That': Older Lesbians in the UK. Jane Traies, University of Sussex, UK. Part Two. Implications for Health and Social Care Practice. 5. 'I'm Older Than I Ever Thought I Would Be': The Lived Experiences of Ageing in HIV Positive Gay Men. Robin Wright, Patient Consultant, Gareth J. Owen, University of Exeter, UK and Jose Catalan, Chelsea and Westminster Hospital, London. 6. Categories and their Consequences: Understanding and Supporting the Caring Relationships of Older Lesbian, Gay and Bisexual People. Ann Cronin, sociologist, Richard Ward, Stephen Pugh, Andrew King, Kingston University, UK and Elizabeth Price, University of Hull, UK. 7. Care Near the End of Life: The Concerns, Needs and Experiences of LGBT Elders. Gary L. Stein, Yeshiva University, New York, USA and Kathryn Almack, University of Nottingham, UK. Part Three. Community Engagement and Support. 8. Polari's Life Story: Learning from Work with Older LGBT People. Lindsay River, Polari, UK and Richard Ward. 9. Opening Doors and Opening Minds: Sharing One Project's Experience of Successful Community Engagement. Sally Knocker, independent trainer and consultant, Nick Maxwell, Age UK Camden, Mike Phillips, freelance trainer and consultant, and Stacey Halls, Age UK Camden. 10. Ageing in Gay Brighton. Kath Browne, Leela Bakshi and Jason Lim, University of Brighton, UK. 11. Meeting the Needs of LGBT People Affected by Dementia: The story of the LGBT Dementia Support Network. Roger Newman MBE and Elizabeth Price. Conclusion: Making Space for LGBT Lives in Health and Social Care. Richard Ward. Index.

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  • ISBN13: 9781849052573
  • Format: Paperback
  • Number Of Pages: 224
  • ID: 9781849052573
  • weight: 336
  • ISBN10: 1849052573

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