LGBT older people, care in older age and at the end of life care

Professor Kathryn Almack has led or collaborated on a number of research projects exploring and addressing the palliative end of life experiences and care needs for LGBT people, including three studies funded by the Marie Curie Research Programme.

Findings from Kathryn’s work have fed into a number of government consultations about inequalities in end of life care and been used to develop new resources for policy makers, health and social care professionals and carers. She has been involved in a number of consultations and action research projects with lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) people and those who work with them, in collaboration with key end of life care organisations in the UK. Kathryn has a background in community development work and a firm commitment to put research into practice.

A full list of Professor Kathryn Almack's publications

Kathryn also has two edited collections forthcoming in this area of work:

ACCESSCare Research

ACCESSCare Research is a series of projects seeking to respond to these problems, in order to improve the care for LGBT+ people experiencing a life-limiting or serious illness, advanced illness, or bereavement, and the support provided for their partners and those close to them.  Funded by the Marie Curie Research Programme

ACCESSCare-A Research: Improving supply and demand of palliative care of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Trans people facing advanced illness

ACCESSCare-B Research: Bereavement outcomes for Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Heterosexual bereaved partners

ACCESSCare-C Research: Communication between Health Care professionals and LGBT and people with serious illnesses and their caregivers

The Last Outing

The Last Outing: exploring end of life experiences and care needs in the lives of older lesbian, gay, bisexual and trans people. For LGBT+ (lesbian, gay, bisexual, trans +) people facing serious illness, advanced illness and bereavement and those close to them

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