LGBT Health Inequalities: International Perspectives in Social Work

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Fish, Julie, Karban, Kate
Policy Press, Mar 18, 2015 - Social Science - 316 pages
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This pioneering study examines inequalities experienced by LGBT people in health care and considers the role of social work in addressing the inequity. The book is organized into three parts: the first provides a policy context in four countries, the second examines social work practice in tackling health inequalities, and the third considers research and pedagogic developments. The volume’s distinctive international approach features practice vignettes as well as key theoretical perspectives on the components of health inequalities, including social determinants of health, minority stress, ecological approaches, and human rights. With a preface from Gary Bailey, president of the International Federation of Social Workers, Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Trans Health Inequalities will be relevant to an interdisciplinary, international audience of social work educators, practitioners, and students.

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Julie Fish is a reader in social work and health inequalities at De Montfort University, UK. She is the author of Heterosexism in Health and Social Care and Social Work and Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Trans People: Making a Difference, the latter also published by Policy Press. Kate Karban is a senior lecturer in social work at the University of Bradford, UK.

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