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Study: Experiences of LGBT Patients and Families in Hospice and Palliative Care

The following information and study is from the Wurzweiler School of Social Work,Yeshiva University and Graduate School of Social Service, Fordham University 
 
APC Forum, December 2018, Vol. 20 No.8
 
 
The lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) community has a long history of experiencing discrimination and stigma in many arenas, including health care and social services. We are conducting a research study to learn about the experiences of LGBT persons and their family and friends with palliative care and hospice programs. The goal of this study is to the ways in which their care is discriminatory, disrespectful, or inappropriate based on their sexual minority status. Study findings will be used to develop and disseminate policy and practice remedies.

 Participation in this study is voluntary. If you do participate, you have the option of remaining anonymous. If you choose to share your identity, your responses will be confidential. Study findings will be reported in the aggregate and it will not be possible to identify individual respondents or their institutions. We expect that the national sample will include several hundred hospice and palliative care respondents from social work, medicine, nursing, chaplaincy, administrators and elder law attorneys.

To read more about this study and to participate go to their webpage.