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Current Best Practices for Sexual and Gender Minorities in Hospice and Palliative Care Settings

Shail Maingi, Arthur E Bagabag, Sean O'Mahony
Journal of Pain and Symptom Management 2018, 55 (5): 1420-1427
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Although several publications document the health care disparities experienced by sexual and gender minorities (SGMs), including lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) individuals,1e4 less is known about the experiences and outcomes for SGM families and individuals in hospice and palliative care (HPC) settings. This article provides a brief overview of issues pertaining to SGMs in HPC settings, highlighting gaps in knowledge and research. Current and best practices for SGM individuals and their families in HPC settings are described, as are recommendations for improving the quality of such care.

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