LGBT older people experience negative reactions in care and their needs are often overlooked. In some cases they feel forced to hide their sexual identity and are pushed back into the closet. To raise awareness and acceptation of LGBT seniors in care it is important that our future health and social care staff recognizes the importance of sexual identity and orientation in their assessments and care practices.
BEING ME provides educators in care and wellbeing with a set of learning resources to promote inclusive care for LGBT older people among their students. BEING ME invites you to download our resources and give your feedback.
As a final resource on inclusive aged care, Being Me presents a toolbox for educators, health care professionals and others looking for learning resources to include sexual and gender diversity in their work or teaching. The toolbox provides literature, activities and practical tips on specific topics regarding LHBT and care. The aim of the toolbox is to make the needs of LGBT+ older people mainstream, blending into every-day teaching and training.
You can find the toolbox available in English, you can download the Dutch and Slovenian version. Click here to go to the toolbox.
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This music video has been made for the European project: 'BEING ME - Inclusive aged care'. LGBT older people experience negative reactions in care and their needs are often overlooked. BEING ME provides educators in care and wellbeing with a set of learning resources to promote inclusive care for LGBT older people among their students.
In the magazine: Sexual health news, issue 9, autumn 2019, professor Agnes HIggings PhD published on best practice principles: "Developing LGTB cultural competence in health and social care education"
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Pedagogical principles and methods underpinning education of health and social care practitioners on experiences and needs of older LGBT+ people: Findings from a systematic review.
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This report is based on our experiences of using a collaborative approach to identifying best practices for those involved in professional, vocational and community-based education and learning, in order to facilitate improved support for Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender (LGBT) older people in health and social care
The best practices discussed here on learning and teaching, emerged from cross national collaboration and intercultural dialogue with a variety of stakeholders, including older LGBT people, educators, practitioners and learners using the World Café method.Read more
Best practice principles on developing LGBT cultural competence in health and social care education.Read more