LGBT people face ‘significant barriers’ in end-of-life care, report finds

June 14, 2016

From Marie Curie

Many dying gay people face “significant barriers” to accessing end-of-life care, a new report has found.
Some lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) people fear they will be discriminated against by healthcare workers, according to the Marie Curie report Hiding Who I Am.

  • The report’s findings highlight that three-quarters of LGBT people stated they were not confident that health and social care services provide them sensitive end-of-life care.
  • One in four said they had experienced discrimination from health and social care professionals at some point in their lifetime.
  • The charity said as a result, many people delay accessing the care they need and are more likely to experience un-managed symptoms and pain at the end of their lives.

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