Abstract

Abstract:

This article uses the work of Eva Feder Kittay and Maurice Merleau-Ponty to advocate for LGBT-inclusive intake questions across aging network services. I argue that care providers need to know their charge’s sexual orientation and/or gender identity because caring touch is responsive, meaning that the care provider understands how her touch will be perceived and can change her actions accordingly. Information about a charge’s sexual orientation and/or gender identity is one important way to furnish the care provider with the information she needs to calibrate effectively the expressive impact of her touch.

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Additional Information

ISSN
1937-4577
Print ISSN
1937-4585
Pages
pp. 194-209
Launched on MUSE
2017-04-02
Open Access
No
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