This is the only handbook for hospice and palliative care professionals looking to enhance their care delivery or their programs with LGBTQ-inclusive care. Anchored in the evidence, extensively referenced, and written in clear, easy-to-understand language, LGBTQ-Inclusive Hospice and Palliative Care provides clear, actionable strategies for hospice and palliative physicians, nurses, social workers, counselors, and chaplains.
This book could not be more timely... [It] provides in-depth yet user-friendly cultural competency lessons [and] tips for all the major steps recommended for institutional change.--Sherrill Wayland, Manager of National Projects SAGE (Services & Advocacy for GLBT Elders)
A relevant, invaluable resource for students and professionals alike...highly recommended.--Choice
In LGBTQ-Inclusive Hospice and Palliative Care, Dr. Kimberly Acquaviva offers an innovative guidebook to providing quality, inclusive palliative care, which is poised to elevate individual and institutional practice.--Andrew J. Lawton, MD "Journal of Palliative Medicine "
This book is indispensable for health professionals and health professional students who want to prepare themselves for better understanding and addressing issues that arise at the intersection of end-of-life care and sexual and gender minority health.--Henry H. Ng, MD, MPH "LGBT Health "
Table of Contents:
About Language in This Book
Introduction: From "Special Population" to Inclusion--A Paradigm Shift
1. Self-Awareness and Communication
2. Sex, Gender, Sexual Orientation, Behavior, and Health
3. Understanding Attitudes and Access to Care
4. The History and Physical Examination
5. Shared Decision Making and Family Dynamics
6. Care Planning and Coordination
7. Ethical and Legal Issues
8. Patient and Family Education and Advocacy
9. Psychosocial and Spiritual Issues
10. Ensuring Institutional Inclusiveness
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About the Author
About the Author:
Kimberly Acquaviva is a tenured faculty member at the George Washington University School of Nursing. She is a Certified Sexuality Educator (CSE) through AASECT (American Association of Sexuality Educators, Counselors, and Therapists).