Handbook of LGBT Elders

An Interdisciplinary Approach to Principles, Practices, and Policies

Editors: Harley, Debra A, Teaster, Pamela B. (Eds.)

  • Focuses on the elder population of the LGBT community
  • Includes unique populations of LGBT elders (veterans, offender populations, rural settings)
  • Provides interdisciplinary and international perspectives
  • Explores models to improve service delivery
  • Offers instructional features for classroom use
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About this Textbook

This groundbreaking resource presents a wealth of findings and perspectives previously unseen in the LGBT literature. Its focus on psychological, sociopolitical and care delivery issues affecting LGBT elders reveals both the nuanced interplay between diverse sources of identity and multiple sources of stigma and discrimination.

Specific chapters highlight challenges and resiliencies impacting subpopulations (e.g., racial groups, veterans, immigrants), examine employment and advocacy issues, discuss later-life concerns in context and offer guidelines for relevant, ethical practice. Contributors represent a wide range of fields from psychiatry and gerontology to public health and public policy, reflecting the scope and needs of this diverse and complex population.

Among the topics in the Handbook:

Family relationships of older LGBT adults.

  • The intersection of identities: race, age, sexuality and care network.
  • Bisexuality: an invisible community among LGBT elders.
  • Implications of the Supreme Court ruling on same-sex marriage.
  • No money, no work and you're old.
  • Disabilities among LGBT elders: responses of medicine, public health, rehabilitation and social work.

Handbook of LGBT Elders is an essential reference for mental health professionals, psychologists and social workers who work with the LGBT community and the elderly, as well as researchers interested in the LGBT community and aging.

About the authors

Debra A. Harley, Ph.D., CRC, LPC, is a professor in the Department of Early Childhood, Special Education and Rehabilitation Counseling at the University of Kentucky (UK) and holds the distinction of Provost’s Distinguished Service Professor. She is past editor of the Journal of Rehabilitation Counseling and the Journal of Rehabilitation Administration (JRA) and is guest editor of numerous special issues of rehabilitation journals and a member of the editorial board of JRA and a reviewer for the Journal of AIDS and HIV Research and WORK: A Journal of Prevention, Assessment & Rehabilitation. She is co-editor of a book, Contemporary Mental Health Issues Among African Americans. Professor Harley has published over 80 refereed articles and 26 book chapters in the areas of cultural diversity, gender issues, LGBT populations, substance abuse and ethics. Professor Harley has served on the certification and the accreditation boards for rehabilitation counselors and rehabilitation counselor education programs and is affiliate faculty with the Department of Gender and Women’s Studies, the Center Research on Research on Violence Against Women and the Human Development Institute at UK.

Pamela B. Teaster, Ph.D., is a professor in the Department of Health Behavior in the College of Public Health at the University of Kentucky. Professor Teaster is Director of the Ohio Valley Appalachia Regional Geriatric Education Center and Director of Doctoral Studies for the College of Public Health. She directs the Kentucky Justice Center for Elders and Vulnerable Adults and serves on the editorial boards of the journal of Applied Gerontology and the Journal of Elder Abuse and Neglect. Professor Teaster is a Fellow of the Gerontological Society of America and the Association for gerontology in Higher Education. She has published over 100 refereed articles and reports on aging and mistreatment, intimate partner violence of aging women and sexual abuse of older women. Professor Teaster is an affiliate faculty of the Program for Bioethics and the Center Research on Research on Violence Against Women.

Table of contents (36 chapters)

  • Theories, Constructs, and Applications in Working with LGBT Elders in Human Services

    Harley, Debra A. (et al.)

    Pages 3-26

  • Sexual Minority Status and Aging

    Teaster, Pamela B. (et al.)

    Pages 27-42

  • Family Relationships of Older LGBT Adults

    Allen, Katherine R. (et al.)

    Pages 43-64

  • Deconstructing Multiple Oppressions Among LGBT Older Adults

    Robinson-Wood, Tracy (et al.)

    Pages 65-81

  • The Intersection of Identities of LGBT Elders: Race, Age, Sexuality, and Care Network

    Otis, Melanie D. (et al.)

    Pages 83-101

Buy this book

eBook $89.00
price for USA (gross)
  • ISBN 978-3-319-03623-6
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
  • Included format: EPUB, PDF
  • ebooks can be used on all reading devices
  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Hardcover $119.00
price for USA
  • ISBN 978-3-319-03622-9
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
Softcover $119.00
price for USA
  • ISBN 978-3-319-37141-2
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Handbook of LGBT Elders
Book Subtitle
An Interdisciplinary Approach to Principles, Practices, and Policies
Editors
  • Debra A Harley
  • Pamela B. Teaster
Copyright
2016
Publisher
Springer International Publishing
Copyright Holder
Springer International Publishing Switzerland
eBook ISBN
978-3-319-03623-6
DOI
10.1007/978-3-319-03623-6
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-319-03622-9
Softcover ISBN
978-3-319-37141-2
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XVIII, 691
Number of Illustrations and Tables
22 b/w illustrations
Topics