American Geriatrics Society Care of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender Older Adults Position Statement

Product Type : Clinical Guidelines & Recommendations
Publisher :American Geriatrics Society


There is ample evidence that lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) individuals face discrimination in the healthcare setting. Providing high-quality health care for older LGBT adults will require active steps by organiza- tions, institutions, advocacy groups, and health profession- als that create an environment that is free from discrimination. This position statement that the American Geriatrics Society (AGS) Ethics Committee developed addresses the vision of the AGS for the care of LGBT older adults and specific steps that can be taken to ensure that they receive the care that they need.

This position statement has been endorsed by the following organizations:

Gerontological Advanced Practice Nurses Association

AMDA - The Society for Post-Acute and Long-Term Care Medicine

National Association of Directors of Nursing Administration in Long Term Care


Services & Advocacy for GLBT Elders (SAGE)


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