What is it about?

A systematic review of the research evidence on the experiences and perceptions of older people who identify as LGBTQ+ regarding their mental health needs and concerns. Following analysis of the data, the themes that emerged were: (i) LGBTQ+ identity issues (ii) risk and vulnerability factors, (iii) coping strategies and resilience, (iv) interventions and supports.

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Why is it important?

This review highlights key mental health-related issues that need to be taken into account in the creation and provision of appropriate, responsive and inclusive supports and services.


The review has significant implications for health and nursing policy and informs developments in nursing practice and nurse education.

Dr Edward McCann
City, University of London

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This page is a summary of: The mental health needs and concerns of older people who identify as LGBTQ +: A narrative review of the international evidence, Journal of Advanced Nursing, September 2019, Wiley,
DOI: 10.1111/jan.14193.
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