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LGBT aging: the approaching silver wave

Urda, Kevin (2016) LGBT aging: the approaching silver wave. Master's Thesis, University of Pittsburgh. (Unpublished)

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Over the next twenty to thirty years, nearly four million LGBT Baby Boomers will be retiring and begin using the aging services in the United States. This thesis presents a critical literature synthesis that examines the public health significance of LGBT seniors’ health disparities and health protectors, the historical framework that has shaped their lives, and the structural issues that create health disparities. Unique aspects of subgroups within the LGBT population are extrapolated as well. The three major recommendations to support LGBT seniors are: 1) Improve LGBT research to gather more nuanced information on LGBT seniors including the intersection of sexuality with other minority statuses, 2) Support aging-in-place for LGBT seniors to give them a safe, supportive environment surrounded by self-selected friends and family, and 3) Improve and implement LGBT sensitivity training for medical and support groups working with LGBT seniors.


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Item Type: University of Pittsburgh ETD
Status: Unpublished
CreatorsEmailPitt UsernameORCID
Urda, Kevinkcu3@pitt.eduKCU3
ETD Committee:
TitleMemberEmail AddressPitt UsernameORCID
Committee ChairHawk, Mary E.meh96@pitt.eduMEH96
Committee MemberAlbert, Steven M.smalbert@pitt.eduSMALBERT
Committee MemberFriedman, Mackeymrf9@pitt.eduMRF9
Date: 29 June 2016
Date Type: Publication
Defense Date: 15 April 2016
Approval Date: 29 June 2016
Submission Date: 31 March 2016
Access Restriction: No restriction; Release the ETD for access worldwide immediately.
Number of Pages: 59
Institution: University of Pittsburgh
Schools and Programs: School of Public Health > Behavioral and Community Health Sciences
Degree: MPH - Master of Public Health
Thesis Type: Master's Thesis
Refereed: Yes
Uncontrolled Keywords: LGBT Aging, LGBT Seniors, LGBT Elders, LGBT Baby Boomers
Additional Information: This is my final version.
Date Deposited: 29 Jun 2016 20:23
Last Modified: 15 Nov 2016 14:32


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