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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Contents

social works contribution to tackling lesbian gay bisexual and trans health inequalities
1
LGBT health inequalities and inequities in Canada
27
conceptualising approaches to LGBT issues in Italian social work
45
a need for mainstreaming LGBTQ issues in professional social work education and practice in India
63
mental health services and social inclusion for LGBT people in Wales
79
5 Coming into view? The experiences of LGBT young people in the care system in Northern Ireland
99
are we there yet?
113
one community in rural California responds
131
11 LGBT asylum seekers and health inequalities in the UK
187
12 Pedagogy for unpacking heterosexist and cisgender bias in social work education in the United States
205
using social action and other participatory methods of inquiry
223
curricula developments
237
15 Strategies for maximising participation from LGB people in internet surveying in the United States
253
an invisible group in social work in Sweden
267
17 Queering social work methods in health disparities and health promotion in the United States
281
Conclusion
297

8 Good practice in health and social care provision for LGBT older people in the UK
145
sexual desires pleasures and passion La Pasión of Spanishspeaking gay men in Canada
159
10 Research and policy about end of life care for LGBT people in the UK
173

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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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