ChangingAging readers who provide or manage end-of-life care services should visit the Hospice and Caregiving Blog to access a new free webinar on “Aging and End-of-Life Challenges in the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender (LGBT) Community.”
The Hospice Foundation of America (HFA) has developed the new education tool for caregivers to address aging and end-of-life challenges in the LGBT community. The free online program is part of the Hospice Information Center, an extensive online library that also includes programs on understanding Hospice, family caregiving, coping with cancer at the end of life, and understanding grief.
During my career as a journalist I had the privilege of covering national LGBT civil rights issues, including the battle for marriage equality. One of the most important issues at stake in this battle is the dignity and sacredness of end-of-life decision making and visitation rights for people in same-sex relationships. It is critical for caregivers to be sensitive and knowledgable about the challenges and issues that LGBT partners face in end-of-life situations. Kudos to HFA for providing these resources.