Working collaboratively to address the social and emotional wellbeing of older LGBTI people

Date produced 27 April 2016

Join our interdisciplinary panel as we discuss how collaborative care may help support the mental health of older LGBTI people.

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Watch this facilitated panel discussion of Jan's story to be better equipped to:

  • describe inclusive, accessible and appropriate aged care for LGBTI people both in the home, and in aged care facilities
  • identify LGBTI specific needs that should be addressed for older LGBTI people, including involvement of the next of kin, recognition of discrimination experiences, and advance care planning
  • identify challenges, tips and strategies in providing a collaborative response to supporting social and emotional well-being of older LGBTI people.

Review the panel of interdisciplinary experts’ bios.:

  • Associate Professor Damien Riggs (Pscyhotherapist, South Australia)
  • Associate Professor Ruth McNair (General Practitioner, Victoria)
  • Professor Mark Hughes (Social Worker, Queensland)
  • Associate Professor Lynette Mackenzie (Occupational Therapist, New South Wales)

  • Dr Catherine Boland (Clinical Psychologist, New South Wales)

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