LGBTQ Resources

Lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer or questioning (LGBTQ) older adults face a number of challenges with respect to access to healthcare especially towards end-of-life.

August 4, 2021: To honor Pride Month, C-TAC hosted its first Member Meet-Up event with SAGE (Advocacy and Services for LGBT Elders) in June. SAGE is the largest organization in the U.S. dedicated to improving the healthcare experiences of LGBTQ+ older adults.

The report is online. (C-TAC, 8/4, https://www.thectac.org/2021/08/exclusive-c-tac-member-event-highlights-care-for-lgbtq-older-adults/)

LGBTQ+ Resource Guide

NHPCO released a resource guide for better providing hospice and palliative care services to LGBTQ+ individuals.

The content, developed by NHPCO’s Diversity Advisory Council (DAC), covers LGBTQ+ healthcare disparities, offers suggestions for providing better LGBTQ+ patient care, and suggests outreach strategies.

The guide is online for download

Resources

Through a systematic search and scoping review of the literature, this review sought to answer two related research questions. In particular, the purpose of this scoping review was to determine the healthcare needs of LGBT older adults nearing end-of-life as well as the factors that contribute to a good death experience among older adults who identify as LGBT.

Review Healthcare and End-of-Life Needs of Lesbian, Gay,Bisexual, and Transgender (LGBT) Older Adults: A Scoping Review

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