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Friday, September 6, 2019

New resource: Supporting LGBT+ people around bereavement

The NHS Education for Scotland (NES) Grief & Bereavement team are pleased to announce their launch of a set of new resources: 

‘Supporting LGBT+ people around bereavement’, which aim to provide guidance to medical professionals on addressing the bereavement care needs of those in the LGBT+ community (representing people who are Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transsexual/Transgender, and of other non-heterosexual identities).

The resources (which include an educational leaflet and additional information on the NES Support around Death website) highlight key issues that LGBT+ people may face when bereaved, offer practical guidance on how to address these issues, and feature a glossary to explain relevant words and phrases.

The resources’ content was developed in collaboration with the organisations Stonewall Scotland, the Scottish Trans Alliance, and LGBT Health and Wellbeing.

The leaflet resource is available in printed and electronic formats; please follow this link to view the digital version.

For any queries about these new learning materials or to be sent a printed copy of the educational leaflet email SupportAroundDeath@nes.scot.nhs.uk

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