The role of sexual orientation, age, living arrangements and self-rated health in planning for end-of-life care for lesbian, gay and bisexual (LGB) older people in the UK

Makita, M., Bahena, A. and Almack, K. (2022) The role of sexual orientation, age, living arrangements and self-rated health in planning for end-of-life care for lesbian, gay and bisexual (LGB) older people in the UK. Sexualities, 25(1-2), pp. 99-116. (doi: 10.1177/1363460720932381)

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Abstract

This article reports on findings from the quantitative phase of a two-year research project designed to explore end-of-life care experiences and needs of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender people. We draw on a subset of the sample (N = 180/237) to analyse the relationship between advance care planning, sexual orientation, living arrangements and self-rated health. The results contribute to a growing body of evidence on how sexual minorities approach and make decisions on advance care planning. A greater understanding of such patterns could help inform the way healthcare professionals engage in conversations about end-of-life care planning with older LGB people.

Item Type:Articles
Status:Published
Refereed:Yes
Glasgow Author(s) Enlighten ID:Bahena-Rivera, Dr Alejandro
Authors: Makita, M., Bahena, A., and Almack, K.
Subjects:H Social Sciences > H Social Sciences (General)
College/School:College of Social Sciences > School of Education
Journal Name:Sexualities
Publisher:SAGE Publications
ISSN:1363-4607
ISSN (Online):1461-7382
Published Online:17 June 2020
Copyright Holders:Copyright © 2020 The Authors
First Published:First published in Sexualities 25(1-2): 99-116
Publisher Policy:Reproduced under a Creative Commons License

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