Professor Katherine Johnson
Peer Reviewed Journal Article
The main paper from ACCESSCare is freely available online from the Palliative Medicine website.
Resource for LGBT People
The findings from the literature reviews and the qualitative interviews have been used to develop a mass media resource for the LGBT communities. The resource is designed for people who identify as LGBT and are facing advanced illness, and those close to them (partner, friends or relatives). The booklet aims to help individuals to think about:
• why sexual orientation or gender identity may be important in relation to care needs, and preferences
• the care individuals are entitled to receive
• what to do if you think you have been discriminated against, because of your sexuality or gender identity
• where to go for more help and information.
The resource is freely available for download in print and online versions, both of which have links to further support and guidance.
LGBT Resource – Print
LGBT Resource - Online
Training and education
Since the completion of the study the ACCESSCare study team have presented the findings to over 1000 healthcare professionals from across the UK working in hospitals and hospices, health services researchers and policy makers.
The project was led by Cicely Saunders Institute, Department of Palliative Care, Policy & Rehabilitation, King’s College London.
Other external partners include:
Dr Kathryn Almack, University of Nottingham
Matthew Hodson, GMFA - the Gay Men's Health Charity/HERO - Health Equality and Rights Organisation
Dr Louis Bailey, Hull Medical School
Dr Bee Wee, Oxford University