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Pride or prejudice? Gay men, lesbians and dementia

Price, Elizabeth

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Abstract

Social workers have a professional obligation to empower service users to make independent decisions and life choices and to respect their individual lifestyle preferences.  This commitment to anti-oppressive practice can be challenged when working with people who have dementia and may be particularly difficult to effectively adhere to when those diagnosed, and/or their carers, do not fit what might be described as societal norms.  This article explores some of the links between a non-heterosexual identity, ageing, cognitive loss and the challenges these intersecting identities may produce for social work practitioners.

Journal Article Type Article
Publication Date Oct 1, 2008
Print ISSN 0045-3102
Electronic ISSN 1468-263X
Publisher Oxford University Press (OUP)
Peer Reviewed Peer Reviewed
Volume 38
Issue 7
Pages 1337-1352
APA6 Citation Price, E. (2008). Pride or prejudice? Gay men, lesbians and dementia. The British journal of social work, 38(7), 1337-1352. doi:10.1093/bjsw/bcm027
DOI https://doi.org/10.1093/bjsw/bcm027
Keywords Social Sciences (miscellaneous); Health(social science)
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