End of life care for LGBT people

Marie Curie has published Hiding who I am: exposing the reality of end of life care for LGBT people.

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This report looks at the barriers that prevent lesbian, gay, bisexual and trans (LGBT) people from accessing end of life care and highlights their real-life experiences.  It draws on interviews with LGBT people living with a terminal illness, and their partners. Many people interviewed said they felt anxiety about having to hide who they are when accessing end of life care, with one in four experiencing discrimination from health and social care professionals in their lifetime.

Additional link: Royal College of General Practitioners


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