Lesbian Gay Bisexual and Transgender Aging

Lesbian  Gay  Bisexual  and Transgender Aging

Written by experts in the field, the book covers a range of subjects and provides a comprehensive knowledge base for practitioners, students, and researchers.

Author: Douglas Kimmel

Publisher: Columbia University Press

ISBN: 9780231509855

Category: Social Science

Page: 320

View: 920

Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender Aging brings together cutting-edge research, practical information, and innovative thinking regarding the characteristics and processes of aging among lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender individuals. Written by experts in the field, the book covers a range of subjects and provides a comprehensive knowledge base for practitioners, students, and researchers. Contributors address topics such as sexuality, relationships, legal issues, retirement planning, physical and mental health, substance abuse, community needs, gay and lesbian grandparents, and a model agency dedicated to delivering services to the senior LGBT population. Their writing takes a gay-affirmative approach that focuses on resilience, coping, and successful adaptation to aging and is sensitive to the importance of historical oppression in the lives of older members of sexual minorities. The authors also pay close attention to ethnic and cultural issues and identify where further research is needed. Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender Aging is a groundbreaking collection of some of the most significant voices in this area of research today. Gerontologists and those who serve the LGBT community are in great need of the information contained in this singular and definitive resource.
Categories: Social Science

Lesbian Gay Bisexual and Transgender Ageing

Lesbian  Gay  Bisexual and Transgender Ageing

This book demonstrates how biographical approaches can increase understanding about the distinct perspectives of older LGBT people, enhancing inclusive care and support.

Author: Mike Sutherland

Publisher: Jessica Kingsley Publishers

ISBN: 0857005375

Category: Social Science

Page: 176

View: 712

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.
Categories: Social Science

Lesbian Gay Bisexual and Transgender Aging

Lesbian  Gay  Bisexual  and Transgender Aging

This edited collection emphasizes the role of social work practice and research related to Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender (LGBT) aging.

Author: Noell L Rowan

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781317553076

Category: Social Science

Page: 344

View: 209

This edited collection emphasizes the role of social work practice and research related to Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender (LGBT) aging. It highlights LGBT aging from a gerontological social work perspective by incorporating key values of the profession such as cultural competence, dignity, strengths, and resilience of the population while it offers an important contribution to the body of knowledge to the interdisciplinary field of aging. This book was originally published as a special issue of the Journal of Gerontological Social Work.
Categories: Social Science

Older Lesbian Gay Bisexual and Trans People

Older Lesbian  Gay  Bisexual and Trans People

Simpson, P., Almack, K. and Walthery, P. (2016) '“We Treat Them All the Same”:
The Attitudes, Knowledge and Practices of Staff Concerning Old/er Lesbian, Gay,
Bisexual and Trans Residents in Care Homes', Ageing and Society onlinefirst.

Author: Andrew King

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781317241102

Category: Health & Fitness

Page: 218

View: 187

What does it mean to grow older as a lesbian, gay, bisexual or trans (LGBT) person? What gaps in knowledge about LGBT ageing remain? This timely and innovative book reports on a project funded by the Economic and Social Research Council which aimed to address gaps in knowledge about older LGBT people and their experiences of ageing. The book discusses the project and contains chapters either specially commissioned or written by leading researchers and activists in the field. Informed by a range of theoretical perspectives, empirical research studies, critical observations as well as lived experiences, this book explores areas of LGBT ageing that have been under-studied. These include: bisexual ageing; trans ageing and older trans people’s mental health; ethnicity, culture and religion in the lives of older LGBT people and gaps in knowledge about older LGBT people from minority ethnic communities; intergenerational networks; residential and end-of-life care; and the effects of austerity on services. Written in an accessible style, this book is essential for researchers and policy makers interested in the lives of older LGBT people, people who work with older people and teachers and students interested in ageing, gender identity and sexuality.
Categories: Health & Fitness

Lesbian Gay Bisexual and Trans Individuals Living with Dementia

Lesbian  Gay  Bisexual and Trans  Individuals Living with Dementia

In R. Ward, I. Rivers and M. Sutherland (eds) Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and
Transgender Ageing: Biographical Approaches for Inclusive Care and Support,
pp. 150–164. London and Philadelphia: Jessica Kingsley Publishers. Kontos,
P. C. and ...

Author: Sue Westwood

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781317555810

Category: Social Science

Page: 242

View: 385

This groundbreaking collection is the first to focus specifically on LGBT* people and dementia. It brings together original chapters from leading academics, practitioners and LGBT* individuals affected by dementia. Multi-disciplinary and international in scope, it includes authors from the UK, USA, Canada and Australia and from a range of fields, including sociology, social work, psychology, health care and socio-legal studies. Taking an intersectional approach – i.e. considering the plurality of experiences and the multiple, interacting relational positions of everyday life – LGBT Individuals Living with Dementia addresses topics relating to concepts, practice and rights. Part One addresses theoretical and conceptual questions; Part Two discusses practical concerns in the delivery of health and social care provision to LGBT* people living with dementia; and Part Three explores socio-legal issues relating to LGBT* people living with dementia. This collection will appeal to policy makers, commissioners, practitioners, academics and students across a range of disciplines. With an ageing and increasingly diverse population, and growing numbers of people affected by dementia, this book will become essential reading for anyone interested in understanding the needs of, and providing appropriate services to, LGBT* people affected by dementia.
Categories: Social Science

Mental Health Issues in Lesbian Gay Bisexual and Transgender Communities

Mental Health Issues in Lesbian  Gay  Bisexual  and Transgender Communities

Thought-provoking and informative, this compact volume will be welcomed by residents, clinicians, and students alike as they continue to look for ways to better differentiate health from pathology and successfully treat these remarkably ...

Author: Billy E. Jones

Publisher: American Psychiatric Pub

ISBN: 9781585627707

Category: Medical

Page: 140

View: 707

Over the last three decades, the visibility -- and public acceptance -- of self-identified lesbian women and gay men and bisexual and transgender individuals has increased dramatically, making it more important than ever to understand the dynamics of their relationships. This timely work, part of Volume 21 in the Review of Psychiatry series, offers compelling facts and insights in a concise yet comprehensive format, bringing together the latest research and clinical practice in this rapidly evolving field. Chapter 1 details normal adolescent development and the extra challenges imposed by the development of a sexual identity that is different from that of most of their peers, including the lack of lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender role models. Chapter 2 presents a rare discussion about theoretical models (managing a concealable stigma, minority stress and resilience, and coping with multiple minority statuses) and empirical data on aging as a stigmatized sexual minority, including the similarities and differences of aging between the sexual minority communities and the heterosexual community and special issues in working with aging ethnic minority gay men, lesbians, and bisexual persons. Chapter 3 breaks new ground by detailing the expanding role of the psychiatrist or other mental health professional as forensic expert and therapist -- requiring not only an in-depth understanding of lesbian and gay mental health issues, but also the often-daunting task of encouraging and teaching judges and juries to better understand these issues as they relate to discriminatory laws in child custody/visitation, workplace harassment/other discrimination, domestic violence, and immigration/asylum. Chapter 4 covers both the three types of etiological theories on homosexuality presented in the scientific literature and an historical overview of clinical attitudes toward homosexuality, from early modern theories (Karl Ulrichs, Krafft-Ebing, and Freud) to the present day, reporting on some adverse side effects of sexual conversion treatment that have been either overlooked or ignored in the reparative therapy literature and raising important clinical and ethical concerns. Chapter 5 examines the public and professional evolution of thinking toward U.S. African race and toward sexual orientation with regard to the reevaluation of the psychiatric diagnosis and treatment of gender identity disorder. Among other topics, the author presents a fascinating discussion of differences between sexual orientation and gender (e.g., anatomical, social, hormonal, psychological, legal, or political), and distinctions between transgenderism and homosexuality, including an illuminating case example. Thought-provoking and informative, this compact volume will be welcomed by residents, clinicians, and students alike as they continue to look for ways to better differentiate health from pathology and successfully treat these remarkably diverse individuals.
Categories: Medical

The Health of Lesbian Gay Bisexual and Transgender People

The Health of Lesbian  Gay  Bisexual  and Transgender People

... Committee on Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender Health Issues and
Research Gaps and Opportunities. HIV/AIDS HIV/AIDS remains a special and
significant case for aging men and transgender women in particular. About 29
percent ...

Author: Institute of Medicine

Publisher: National Academies Press

ISBN: 9780309210652

Category: Medical

Page: 366

View: 574

At a time when lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender individuals--often referred to under the umbrella acronym LGBT--are becoming more visible in society and more socially acknowledged, clinicians and researchers are faced with incomplete information about their health status. While LGBT populations often are combined as a single entity for research and advocacy purposes, each is a distinct population group with its own specific health needs. Furthermore, the experiences of LGBT individuals are not uniform and are shaped by factors of race, ethnicity, socioeconomic status, geographical location, and age, any of which can have an effect on health-related concerns and needs. The Health of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender People assesses the state of science on the health status of LGBT populations, identifies research gaps and opportunities, and outlines a research agenda for the National Institute of Health. The report examines the health status of these populations in three life stages: childhood and adolescence, early/middle adulthood, and later adulthood. At each life stage, the committee studied mental health, physical health, risks and protective factors, health services, and contextual influences. To advance understanding of the health needs of all LGBT individuals, the report finds that researchers need more data about the demographics of these populations, improved methods for collecting and analyzing data, and an increased participation of sexual and gender minorities in research. The Health of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender People is a valuable resource for policymakers, federal agencies including the National Institute of Health (NIH), LGBT advocacy groups, clinicians, and service providers.
Categories: Medical

Gay Lesbian Bisexual and Transgender Aging

Gay  Lesbian  Bisexual  and Transgender Aging

This title addresses the challenges of aging in the gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender, and intersex populations. It presents what is known about aging GLBT individuals.

Author: Tarynn M. Witten

Publisher: JHU Press

ISBN: 9781421403205

Category: Medical

Page: 338

View: 249

The graying of the US population draws increasing focus to historically unattended segments of society, including sexual and gender minorities. This title addresses the challenges of aging in the gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender, and intersex populations. It presents what is known about aging GLBT individuals.
Categories: Medical

Lesbian Gay Bisexual and Transgender Aging Adults Educational Guidelines to Create Community of Care Within Long term Care Organizations

Lesbian  Gay  Bisexual and Transgender Aging Adults Educational Guidelines to Create Community of Care Within Long term Care Organizations

More than 5% of the 65 and older population utilize nursing homes, congregate care, assisted living, and board-and-care homes, with about 4.2% of these individuals occupying nursing homes at any given time (Administration on Aging, 2008).

Author: Jake Quigley

Publisher:

ISBN: OCLC:769224358

Category:

Page:

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More than 5% of the 65 and older population utilize nursing homes, congregate care, assisted living, and board-and-care homes, with about 4.2% of these individuals occupying nursing homes at any given time (Administration on Aging, 2008). The rate of nursing home use generally increases with age and studies have shown that by the year 2030, the number of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) adults over the age of 65 is expected to be nearly 3 million (SAGE, 2010). With this overall increase in potential resident populations, those aging adults who identify as LGBT are faced with additional unique challenges commonly not encountered by their heterosexual counterparts. The majority of LGBT elders fear they will experience discrimination in long-term care organizations, with more than half maintaining that staff or even other residents will abuse or neglect them (Knochel, et al., 2010). Unrevised long-term care organizational rules combined with prejudice and hostile treatment from staff members can create unwelcoming environments for LGBT elders who are generally unable to advocate for themselves. Challenges that aging LGBT adults face in long-term care settings will be reviewed and discussed in this report. In addition, this report will provide educational guidelines to assist long-term care organizations in developing an educational model targeted at addressing LGBT elders' concerns. When staff within a long-term care community lack proper training on and understanding of LGBT concerns, it can negatively affect the quality of care provided to these members. As such, the educational guidelines will encourage an educational model incorporating cultural competency training among the long-term care staff and organizational leadership, and will utilize community development principles to ensure inclusiveness and increase social capital.
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The Oxford Handbook of Clinical Geropsychology

The Oxford Handbook of Clinical Geropsychology

DURING the lifespan of older adults the characterization of homosexual, bisexual
, and transgender individuals has changed dramatically. ... can be assumed that
ageing LGBT individuals are clients in all geriatric healthcare settings. There are
 ...

Author: Nancy A. Pachana

Publisher: OUP Oxford

ISBN: 9780191029103

Category: Psychology

Page: 600

View: 422

Throughout the world, the population of older adults continues to grow. The rise in geriatric populations has seen an increase in research on clinical diagnostic, assessment, and treatment issues aimed at this population. Clinical geropsychologists have increased their interest both in providing mental health services as well as developing approaches to improve quality of life for all older adults. The Oxford Handbook of Clinical Geropsychology is a landmark publication in this field, providing broad and authoritative coverage of the research and practice issues in clinical geropsychology today, as well as innovations expanding the field's horizons. Comprising chapters from the foremost scholars in clinical geropsychology from around the world, the handbook captures the global proliferation of activity in this field. In addition to core sections on topics such as sources of psychological distress, assessment, diagnosis, and intervention, the handbook includes valuable chapters devoted to methodological issues such as longitudinal studies and meta-analyses in the field, as well as new and emerging issues such as technological innovations and social media use in older populations. Each chapter offers a review of the most pertinent international literature, outlining current issues as well as important cultural implications and key practice issues where relevant, and identifying possibilities for future research and policy applications. The book is essential to all psychology researchers, practitioners, educators, and students with an interest in the mental health of older adults. In addition, health professionals - including psychiatrists, social workers, mental health nurses, and trainee geriatric mental heatlh workers - will find this a invaluable resource. Older adults comprise a growing percentage of the population worldwide. Clinical psychologists with an interest in older populations have increased the amount of research and applied knowledge about effectively improving mental health later in life, and this book captures that information on an international level. The book addresses how to diagnose, assess and treat mental illness in older persons, as well as ways to improve quality of life in all older persons. It has a great breadth of coverage of the area, including chapters spanning how research is conducted to how new technologies such as virtual reality and social media are used with older people to improve mental health. The book would appeal to all psychology researchers, practitioners, educators and students with an interest in the mental health of older adults. It would also appeal to other health professionals, including psychiatrists, social workers, and mental health nurses who work with older people. It is a valuable resource for trainee geriatric mental health workers because it highlights key readings and important practice implications in the field.
Categories: Psychology

The Fenway Guide to Lesbian Gay Bisexual and Transgender Health

The Fenway Guide to Lesbian  Gay  Bisexual  and Transgender Health

The proportion of Americans adults age 65 and over will also rise markedly , from
one in eight in 2004 , to one in five by 2030.1 Due to a lack of population
research on all lesbian , gay , bisexual , and transgender ( LGBT ) persons , there
is no ...

Author: Harvey J. Makadon

Publisher: ACP Press

ISBN: 193051395X

Category: Health & Fitness

Page: 526

View: 417

The Fenway Guide provides guidance, practical guidelines, and discussions of clinical issues pertinent to the LGBT patient and community. It also focuses on helping healthcare professionals gain a better understanding of the LGBT population, the LGBT life continuum, health promotion and disease prevention, transgender health, and patient communication and the office environment, The Fenway Guide is truly a one-of-a kind comprehensive resource!The healthcare issues surrounding sexual minorities is an area in which little research and few studies have been conducted. Written in conjunction with the world renowned Fenway Community Clinic, The Fenway Guide to Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender Health is an invaluable resource for healthcare professionals seeking further knowledge and guidance on sexual minority health care.
Categories: Health & Fitness

Nursing Older People

Nursing Older People

Geriatric Nursing 18 (2):61–4 Garnets L, Peplau L A 2006 Sexuality in the lives of
aging lesbian and bisexual women. In: Kimmel D , Rose T, David S (eds),
Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender Aging, Columbia University Press, New
York ...

Author: Rhonda Nay

Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences

ISBN: 9780729578981

Category: Medical

Page: 432

View: 707

This edition captures the underlying new approach in patient centred care and thinking from a multidisciplinary perspective. It highlights the most recent ideas and experiences of policy analysts, nurses, doctors, allied health professionals and the consumer experience from both Australia and Internationally. Contemporary research compliments the vignettes of practice and in conjunction with accompanying ‘video’ clips serve to capture the realities of caring for older people in our society. Change in focus of health care system with the patient centered care taking precedence and this new philosophy is incorporated into the third edition Key focus on issues and innovations in aged care, with evidence-based examples and clinical vignettes included throughout the new edition Cases are incorporated into each chapter to re-enforce and highlight many issues faced by nurses and health care workers in aged care Written by experts in the field of aged care Accompanying DVD, provides video clips of interviews with health practitioners and it highlights innovations to health care demands; issues such as dementia and broader aging issues. These serve to re-enforce the underpinning interdisciplinary and innovative approach of the third edition. An Evolve ebooks will be available of this title This text reflects new thinking in care; include the ideas and experiences of policy analysts, nurses, doctors, allied health professionals and the consumer experience mainly from Australia but with international contributions and be based on contemporary research. It will also point readers to ‘the evidence’ where it exists, and include vignettes of practice and ‘video’ clips where appropriate.
Categories: Medical

The SAGE Handbook of Social Gerontology

The SAGE Handbook of Social Gerontology

INTRODUCTION Lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) ageing is a
new area of investigation and a new phenomenon. Over the last century, same-
sex relations were constructed, regulated, and experienced in vastly different
ways.

Author: Dale Dannefer

Publisher: SAGE

ISBN: 9781446248393

Category: Social Science

Page: 712

View: 900

"This SAGE Handbook integrates basic research on social dimensions of aging. It presents programmatic applications of research in areas not often seen in Handbooks including imprisonment, technology and aging, urban society aged, and elderly migration. The authors constitute a Who's Who of international gerontology, and the focus on globalization and aging is unique among Handbooks today. This Handbook should be in the library of every social gerontologist." - Vern L. Bengtson, Professor of Gerontology, University of Southern California This volume reflects the emergence of ageing as a global concern, including chapters by international scholars from Asia, Australasia, Europe and North America. It provides a comprehensive overview of key trends and issues in the field, drawing upon the full range of social science disciplines. The Handbook is organized into five parts, each exploring different aspects of research into social aspects of ageing: Disciplinary overviews: summaries of findings from key disciplinary areas within social gerontology. Social relationships and social differences: explores area like social inequality, gender, religion, inter-generational ties, social networks, and friendships. Individual characteristics and change in later life: examines different aspects of individual aging, including self and identity, cognitive processes, and bio-social interactions and their impact on physical and psychological aging. Comparative perspectives and cultural innovations: topics include ageing and development, ageing in a global context, migration, and cross-cultural perspectives on grandparenthood. Policy issues: covering policy concerns such aslong-term care, technology and older people, end of life issues, work and retirement, and the politics of old age. This will be essential reading for all students, researchers and policy-makers concerned with the major issues influencing the lives of older people across the globe.
Categories: Social Science

Senior Centers

Senior Centers

1 year longer than the life expectancy at that age for persons who did not
graduate from high school. ... Existing research suggests that older lesbian, gay,
bisexual, and transgender adults' concerns about aging are often the same that
other ...

Author: Beverly A. Beisgen

Publisher: Springer Publishing Company

ISBN: 0826117031

Category: Social Science

Page: 416

View: 689

The book features real-life vignettes that bring the text to life, providing readers with the opportunity to see how older adults benefit from senior centers. The Appendix includes a useful list of resources as well. Professionals who work with older adults including social workers, recreation therapists, nurses, gerontologists, administrators, and students will find this book to be a valuable resource. The book features real-life vignettes that bring the text to life, providing readers with the opportunity to see how older adults benefit from senior centers. The Appendix includes a useful list of resources as well. Professionals who work with older adults including social workers, recreation therapists, nurses, gerontologists, administrators, and students will find this book to be a valuable resource.
Categories: Social Science

The Aging Networks 8th Edition

The Aging Networks  8th Edition

... Guide www.compassionandchoices.org/g2g Outing Age 2010: Public Policy
Issues Affecting Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender (LGBT) Elders www.
thetaskforce.org/reports_and_research/outing_age_2010 LGBT SERVICES AND
 ...

Author: Kelly Niles-Yokum, PhD, MPA

Publisher: Springer Publishing Company

ISBN: 9780826196613

Category: Social Science

Page: 256

View: 289

"The eighth edition of Aging Networks is particularly well-suited for use in the classroom, and can be used or adapted for a wide variety of disciplines including gerontology, social work, public health, public administration, nursing and other health professions... This small volume is not only an excellent learning tool, but also a ìmust-haveî handbook for aging professionals in many fields." --Noreen A. Shugrue Research Associate, University of Connecticut Center on Aging Farmington, CT Educational Gerontology As our population ages, the need for comprehensive, up-to-date knowledge about aging services in the United States becomes more and more crucial. This highly accessible and concise text about such resources provides students and practitioners of gerontologyóalong with all professionals whose work concerns the well-being of older adultsówith a current, detailed description and analysis of federal, state, local, and global programs and services for older people with or without cognitive, physical, and social needs. Thoroughly updated to encompass the new information available concerning later life, it reflects critical changes to legislation, health care, and current trends, and focuses on the strengths of older adults, their diversity, and the role our multilayered aging network plays in advocacy, community independence, and engagement. Commentary and critical thinking challenges from policymakers, program directors, and educators facilitate high-level thinking and independent analysis of the aging networks, past, present, and future. The eighth edition underscores recent policy changes and how these changes will impact the lives of older adults. "Perspectives" boxes throughout the text highlight complex themes addressed by experts, and "Critical Thinking" topics and questions encourage reflection and discussion. The new edition also describes initiatives that highlight best-practice approaches and model projects designed to facilitate positive change. Along with a vast amount of new and revised information reinforced with a variety of perspectives in historical and current contexts, the book features an international perspective highlighting the collaborative efforts driving many aspects of aging network programming. Additionally, the book focuses on the unique issues of the lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) population along with programs designed to address them. NEW TO THE EIGHTH EDITION: Expert analyses and insights into complex themes Reflects reorganization of the aging network under the Administration for Community Living, and policy changes affecting practice International perspectives such as the World Health Organization's Age-Friendly Cities Project Innovative and model projects and programs Expanded focus on issues unique to the LGBT population The influence of social determinants on older adults and the aging networks Caregiving issues Disaster and emergency preparedness Effects of economic downturn on the aging population Elder mistreatment Changes in employment and retirement patterns Supporting "aging in place" New and expanded educator's ancillary packet
Categories: Social Science

Community Mental Health for Older People

Community Mental Health for Older People

ABS, Canberra Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) 2008 Population by age and
sex, Australian states and territories. ... J 2005 Pink, lavender and grey: gay,
lesbian, bisexual, transgender and intersex ageing in Australian gerontology.

Author: Gerard J. Byrne

Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences

ISBN: 9780729578998

Category: Medical

Page: 288

View: 903

Community Mental Health for Older People is the perfect resource for mental health workers as it discuses the ageing population, within the context of community mental health. It provides a comprehensive overview of the important issues and clinical practices that influence mental health care for older people. Written from a multidisciplinary perspective it is suitable for all health workers in community mental health teams (Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander health workers, clinical psychologists, consumer representatives, medical practitioners, occupational therapists, registered nurses, social workers, etc) as it incorporates the use of case studies to aid in the application of evidence-based practice. Multidisciplinary approach serves to illustrate the breadth and context of mental issues for older people Chapters are topical and relevant, discussing issues such as service provision, cultural and rural issues, major disorders and interventions, as well as ethical and legal issues. Vignettes are included throughout the clinical chapters and serve to illustrate real cases derived from practice Evidence-based practice is a key element to this pivotal new text as it highlights the best method of practise, in a clear and accessible manner. Highly readable style without the bulkiness of excessive references This text will cover issues relevant to the mental health of older people within a community context in Australia and New Zealand. Issues will include population health and the clinical management of the major concerns experienced with the diverse clinical presentations by older people. The mental health care of older people is now considered a specialist area with older person’s mental health services being key components of the mental health service framework. The publication is primarily aimed at health workers in community mental health teams (registered nurses, clinical psychologists, medical practitioners, social workers, occupational therapists, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander health workers etc), but would incorporate those trainee health professionals involved in relevant undergraduate and postgraduate studies.
Categories: Medical

Handbook of Gay Lesbian Bisexual and Transgender Administration and Policy

Handbook of Gay  Lesbian  Bisexual  and Transgender Administration and Policy

A. Generally, in texts that speak to issues of aging, there is little or no mention of
old adults who are gay. lesbian. bisexual. or transgender. In texts that address
gay, lesbian. bisexual. and transgender tGLBT1 issues. the focus tends to be on ...

Author: Wallace Swan

Publisher: CRC Press

ISBN: 0824747917

Category: Political Science

Page: 615

View: 971

Recording issues and obstacles as well as groundbreaking victories in the recognition of gay, lesbian, bisexual, and transgender (GLBT) rights in politics and policy, this landmark handbook introduces core considerations necessary for prompting governmental initiatives and social structures to better serve the GLBT population. Its impressive range of research enlightens all corners of GLBT public administrative theory and practice, including state, national, and international policy; educational, health, and criminal justice administration; and specialized community issues. Beginning with a foreword by U.S. Congresswoman Tammy Baldwin, the handbook's broad reach covers the most recent advances in GLBT politics and policy in the U.S. political party support of gay rights in the legislative and executive branches the influence citizens have in shaping gay rights at the state level legislation and challenges specific to transgender and bisexual rights GLBT youth issues in light of the current mainstream cultural climate the disparity between developed and developing nations in tolerance and protection of gay rights health and healthcare matters impacting the GLBT community GLBT concerns in elementary and secondary schools, ranging from employment and curriculum to harassment and support systems higher-education struggles, as well as the prospects for greater societal change stemming from campus progress hate crimes, including a focused analysis of law enforcement handling of GLBT homicides other GLBT-germane aspects of the criminal justice system Collecting the diverse perspectives of top-tier administrators, educators, researchers, political writers, activists, social workers, and other professionals, this resource is key reading for public administrators, public planners, public policy specialists, and undergraduate and graduate students in these and similar disciplines.
Categories: Political Science

Substance Use Disorders in Lesbian Gay Bisexual and Transgender Clients

Substance Use Disorders in Lesbian  Gay  Bisexual  and Transgender Clients

The impact of homophobia, poverty, and racism on the mental health of gay and
bisexual Latino men: Findings from three ... In D. Kimmel, T. Rose, and S. David,
eds., Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender Aging: Research and Clinical ...

Author: Sandra C. Anderson

Publisher: Columbia University Press

ISBN: 9780231512695

Category: Social Science

Page: 272

View: 241

Internalized homophobia, alienation, poor support structures, and high levels of depression all contribute to substance abuse among lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender individuals, with social activity at bars and clubs reinforcing addictive behavior. The threat of bias in treatment programs also prevents many from seeking help. An essential resource for human service professionals searching for the latest research on these unique issues, this volume features both state of the art practice methods for treating substance use disorders and up-to-date analyses of sexual orientation and gender identity issues, heterosexism, and the ethical challenges of working with the LGBT community. Sandra Anderson discusses practice with individuals, couples, families, and small groups, as well as practice at the program level. Drawing on case studies with her own clients and from social service agencies that treat LGBT clients, Anderson emphasizes evidence-based treatment models, including motivational enhancement therapy, contingency management, the matrix model, and community reinforcement. Packed with recommendations for effective practice, this singular volume confronts the obstacles faced not only by clients with addictions but also by the LGBT population as a whole.
Categories: Social Science

Gay and Lesbian Aging

Gay and Lesbian Aging

It seems fitting at this time to examine how the generation of lesbian, gay,
bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) people who led this social movement are
themselves now moving into midlife and beyond. Moreover, this occasion
provides a unique ...

Author: Gilbert Herdt, PhD

Publisher: Springer Publishing Company

ISBN: 0826122337

Category: Social Science

Page: 320

View: 346

The year 2003 marks the 30th anniversary of the landmark "declassification" of homosexuality as a disease by the American Psychiatric Association--a watershed in the lives of gays and lesbians in the United States. For the first time in history, a generation of self-identified lesbians, gay men, bisexuals, and transgender individuals are approaching retirement. This volume brings to the forefront important issues concerning the health, mental health, and concomitant special social service needs of this population and emphasizes the need for more research on aging sexual minorities. Based on empirical and qualitative research methods, chapters focus on the myriad issues of aging for lesbians and gay men including: Social and Cultural Considerations about HIV Among Midlife and Older Gay Men Psychological Well-Being in Midlife Older Gay Men Well-Being Among Middle-Aged and Older Single Gay Men Lesbian Friendships at and Beyond Midlife Contributors include Judith Barker, Jacqueline Weinstock, Bertram Cohler, and Doug Kimmel, among others.
Categories: Social Science

Aging with HIV

Aging with HIV

For example, there is no federal law that expressly forbids workplace
discrimination against lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender people. Less than
half of all states specifically ban workplace discrimination in the private sector
based on ...

Author: James Masten Ph.D., LCSW

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 9780199779642

Category: Social Science

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With improvements in the treatment of HIV disease, gay men in great numbers are surviving--and thriving--into middle and older age. While increased longevity brings new hope, it also raises unanticipated challenges, particularly for gay men who never thought they would live this long: How do I deal with all the physical changes? Who can I rely on as I get older? Is a relationship still in the cards for me? What about sex? How should I prepare for old age? A one-of-a-kind guide for gay men aging with HIV, Aging with HIV offers an upbeat, down-to-earth approach for adapting to change, whether driven by age, AIDS, or both. Psychotherapist James Masten and physician James Schmidtberger shed light on the many common assumptions and fears of aging with HIV. Aging with HIV provides concrete solutions for facing midlife with a positive outlook, offering a wealth of advice for breaking unhealthy habits and coping mechanisms. The book describes the nine changes common to gay men as they age with HIV, discusses the four challenges of aging, and offers a unique ten-step path to optimal aging with HIV, helping the reader to tailor the book's suggestions to the realities of their lives. Woven throughout the book are first-person narratives from men who recount what worked--and did not work--for them. In addition, Rapid Research, Fast Fact, and Self-Reflection boxes highlight the latest research and challenge readers to take stock of the present--and plan for the future. An invaluable tool to keep handy and to refer to often, Aging with HIV is an inviting, confident companion to navigating midlife and beyond with HIV.
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