The National LGBTIQ+ Palliative Care Survey for LGBTIQ+ People and all Health Professionals is LIVE
Barriers stand in the way of LGBTIQ+ people having their needs met in palliative care.
Healthcare discrimination, legal barriers (including reduced rates of Advance Care Planning), inconsistent recognition of LGBTIQ+ partnerships and chosen families, and distrust of health professionals can all reduce LGBTIQ+ people’s end-of-life care experiences.
However, current research shows that much can be done to create positive change.
We are calling on LGBTIQ+ community members as well as all health professionals to consider completing this national survey. The data collected will inform the development of education around LGBTIQ+ inclusive practice.
Participants can access the survey here:
Webinar: Feeling Safe, Finding Safety
From 20-26 June we will celebrate Refugee Week with the theme of ‘Unity’.
“In 2019 there were 70 countries that criminalized consensual same-sex sexual acts and death penalty was a possibility in 11.” – Forcibly Displaced People’s Network (FDPN)
To show your solidarity with LGBTIQ+ refugees, sign on to the Canberra Statement on the access to safety and justice for LGBTIQ+ asylum seekers and refugees. It is the first in the world statement created by LGBTIQ+ refugees to enact change around the world.
Why not host a morning tea or lunch and screen our webinar – Feeling Safe Finding Safety:
10am, Wed 23 June 2021.
My Health Record Survey
We’ve been working with the Australian Digital Health Agency to try to understand the best ways to use My Health Record (MHR) to support older LGBTIQ+ people.
We have been asked to circulate some questions for community members to raise or reiterate community benefits, concerns or suggestions for MHR.
Please take a moment to complete this survey so that we can represent your views.
LGBTIQ+ Health Australia