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

Meiko Makita, Alejandro Bahena, Kathryn Almack

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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.
Original languageEnglish
JournalSexualities
Early online date17 Jun 2020
DOIs
Publication statusE-pub ahead of print - 17 Jun 2020

Keywords

  • advance care planning
  • LGB
  • living arrangements
  • older people
  • sexual orientation

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