1A – Gay and Gray: Ethics in Serving LGBT Older Adults

An overview of issues regarding the LGBT aging community. This session will increase service provider awareness about the diversity of sexual orientation and gender identity among senior clients and the ethical dilemmas providers may encounter. Information will be shared to help organizations become more LGBT culturally competent and welcoming.

Presenters

Jane Danner, MA, LSW, Director, Resident Engagement and Development, Volunteers of America
Rajean Paul Moone, PhD, Executive Director, Training to Serve
Robert F. Rode, Esq., Partner, Voigt, Rodé, and Boxeth

Objectives

  • Increase awareness of potential ethical issues related to caring for LGBT older adults.
  • Increase knowledge of options for resolution for ethical dilemmas.
  • Increase awareness of needs of LGBT older adults and how to be an inclusive provider.

Event Timeslots (1)

Track 1: Ethics, Diversity
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An overview of issues regarding the LGBT aging community. This session will increase service provider awareness about the diversity of sexual orientation and gender identity among senior clients and the ethical dilemmas providers may encounter. Information will be shared to help organizations become more LGBT culturally competent and welcoming.

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