Title

Supports and Barriers Experienced by Female Same-Sex Couples When Planning For Life as They Age

Department

Social Work

Date of Paper/Work

2017

Degree Name

Master of Social Work (M.S.W.)

Type of Paper/Work

Clinical research paper

Advisors

Lisa Kiesel

Abstract

This research study seeks to understand and examine the supports and barriers experienced or anticipated by female same-sex couples as they plan for life as they age. Literature reviewed discussed: ways LGBT older adults plan for life as they age, how heterosexism impacts the lives of LGBT older adults, and varying levels of discrimination that the LGBT older adult community faces. This qualitative research study interviewed 3 couples (at least one person in the couple was over 50 years of age) in order to understand their experiences regarding planning for life as they age. Data was gathered and analyzed by coding the transcripts and identifying themes in the data. The findings from the data identified with the findings from previous research. Limitations emerged from the research also are discussed. Recommendations for future research address social justice implications on social work practice.

Keywords

LGBT, older adult, elder, lesbian, gay, LGBTQ

Creative Commons License

Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 License
This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 License.

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