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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.

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

Journal Article Type Article
Acceptance Date Jan 1, 2008
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
DOI https://doi.org/10.1093/bjsw/bcm027
Keywords Social Sciences (miscellaneous); Health(social science)
Public URL https://hull-repository.worktribe.com/output/424034