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The graying of the U.S. population draws increasing focus to historically unattended segments of society, including sexual and gender minorities. In this first comprehensive volume to address the challenges of aging in the gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender, and intersex populations, this text presents what is currently known about aging GLBT individuals and what services are needed to support them. The editors first provide an introductory overview comparing caregiving in GLBT and normative aging communities. In chapters devoted to the issues of each alternative sexuality and gender identity community, top experts in the field discuss biomedical, psychological, social/sexual, spiritual, socioeconomic, and service topics related to that community's aging needs. GLBT populations face unique challenges as they age. Despite the often severe difficulties they encounter, many live out their final years with the dignity and grace that all of us deserve. With a combination of the latest biological and social science research, moving case studies and first-person accounts, practical advice for health professionals, and research literature citations, this book represents a major step forward in addressing concerns of aging GLBT populations. Integrating research, practice, and policy, this text is for students and professionals in gerontology, medicine, social work, psychology, nursing, public health, and related fields who wish to learn more about the life experiences and concerns of sexual and gender-minority-identified older patients.

Table of Contents

  1. Cover
  2. pp. c-vi
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  1. Contents
  2. pp. vii-viii
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  1. Preface
  2. pp. ix-xiv
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  1. List of Contributors
  2. pp. xv-xviii
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  1. 1 The Aging of Sexual and Gender Minority Persons: An Overview
  2. pp. 1-58
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  1. 2 Informal Caregiving in the LGBT Communities
  2. pp. 59-83
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  1. 3 Aging in the Gay Community
  2. pp. 84-129
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  1. 4 Aging in the Lesbian Community
  2. pp. 130-161
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  1. 5 Aging in the Bisexual Community
  2. pp. 162-186
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  1. 6 Transgender and Aging: Beings and Becomings
  2. pp. 187-269
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  1. 7 Intersex and Aging: A (Cautionary) Research Agenda
  2. pp. 270-289
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  1. 8 Conclusion
  2. pp. 290-302
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  1. Suggested Further Reading
  2. pp. 303-328
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  1. Index
  2. pp. 329-337
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Additional Information

ISBN
9781421404059
Related ISBN
9781421403205
MARC Record
OCLC
821725636
Pages
304
Launched on MUSE
2012-08-22
Language
English
Open Access
No
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