Coming Out to Care: Caregivers of Gay and Lesbian Seniors in Canada

Coming Out to Care: Caregivers of Gay and Lesbian Seniors in Canada

This article reports on the findings of a study whose purpose was to explore the experiences of caregivers of gay and lesbian seniors living in the community and to identify issues that emerged from an exploration of access to and equity in health care services for these populations.

Author: Shari Brotman PhD, Bill Ryan MSW, Shannon Collins MSW, Line Chamberland PhD, Robert Cormier MSW Source: The Gerontological Society of America Journal: The Gerontologist Journal Details: Vol: 47 Issue: 4, pages 490 - 503 Origin Country: United States Publish Date: 2007 Publication City: Washington DC Languages: .Resource Type: , .Resource Topics: , , , , , , .Target Audiences: , , . Last Modified: 2018-07-09

This article reports on the findings of a study whose purpose was to explore the experiences of caregivers of gay and lesbian seniors living in the community and to identify issues that emerged from an exploration of access to and equity in health care services for these populations.

The results were as follows:

“Findings indicated several critical themes, including the impact of felt and anticipated discrimination, complex processes of coming out, the role of caregivers, self-identification as a caregiver, and support.”

Additional authors include Danielle Julien, PhD, Elizabeth Meyer, PhD, Allan Peterkin, MD, and Brenda Richard, PhD.