Developing understanding of same sex partner bereavement for older lesbian and gay people: implications for social work practice,

This source preferred by Lee-Ann Fenge

Authors: Fenge-Davies, L.

Journal: Journal of Gerontological Social Work

DOI: 10.1080/01634372.2013.825360

There is little research and literature exploring same sex partner bereavement in later life or end of life experiences of lesbian and gay elders in the UK. This paper considers this often overlooked area of social work practice and explores a range of factors emerging from a small explorative study which considers the experience of loss and bereavement for lesbian and gay elders. Discussion of issues emerging include consideration of the wider psycho-social nature of bereavement and end of life experiences for lesbian and gay elders, and the implications this has for social work education and practice.

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