Policy Press

Trans and Gender Diverse Ageing in Care Contexts

Research into Practice

Edited by Michael Toze, Paul Willis and Trish Hafford-Letchfield

Published

Jul 19, 2024

Page count

208 pages

ISBN

978-1447370024

Dimensions

234 x 156 mm

Imprint

Policy Press

Published

Jul 19, 2024

Page count

208 pages

ISBN

978-1447370017

Dimensions

234 x 156 mm

Imprint

Policy Press

Published

Jul 19, 2024

Page count

208 pages

ISBN

978-1447370031

Dimensions

234 x 156 mm

Imprint

Policy Press
Trans and Gender Diverse Ageing in Care Contexts

Gender diversity and non-conformity are becoming increasingly visible within society. As more trans and non-binary service users ‘come out’ and trans populations age, practitioners and service providers working in health care, social care, welfare services and housing, will begin to see a growing number of older gender-diverse service users.

With contributions from trans and non-binary scholars and practitioners and those with lived experience, this book outlines what good care and support looks like for older trans and non-binary people. This book provides a range of reflective learning activities that can be used by educators, policy makers and practitioners in healthcare, social care, public and community services to develop their knowledge and skills to ensure their practice is affirmative and inclusive.

Michael Toze is Senior Lecturer in Public Health and Social Determinants of Health at Lincoln Medical School.

Paul Willis is Professor in Adult Social Care at Cardiff University.

Trish Hafford-Letchfield is Professor of Social Work at the University of Strathclyde.

Part 1: What Do We Know About Older Trans People Lives and Care Needs? Messages from Research

1. Trans Ageing and Care: A Review of the Terrain - Michael Toze, Paul Willis, Trish Hafford-Letchfield

2. Trans and Gender Diverse Ageing and the Life Course: What Can Evidence from Quantitative Studies Tell Us About How Trans People Age? - Dylan Kneale, Evangeline Tabor, Laia Bécares

3. “I Need to Get on with It”: Experiences of Older Trans People Navigating Healthcare - Evelyn Callahan, Ben Vincent, and Richard Holti

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Part 2: Perspectives from Practice: Views, Attitudes and Practices of Healthcare and Welfare Professionals

4.“You Know What? I’m Not Agreeing”: Older Trans People’s Experiences of Navigating, Building and Refusing Care - Michael Toze

5. Not in the Family: Trans People’s Experiences of Family Relationships and the Implications for Support in Later Life - Trish Hafford-Letchfield, Christine Cocker, Keira McCormack, Rebecca Manning

6. ‘What Happened to My Body over the past Decade?’ Trans Masculine Ageing and Embodiment in a Cisgenderist and Ageist Society - Alexandre Baril

7. Examining the Views and Attitudes of Health and Social Care Professionals Towards Older Trans People: Findings from the Trans Ageing and Care Study - Deborah Morgan, Paul Willis and Chris Dobbs

8. Professional Preparedness for Supporting Older Transgender Adults When Working in Social Services in Sweden - Sofia Smolle

9. Gender-Affirming Surgery in Later Life: Centering Older Adults’ Perspectives to Promote Equitable Access and Person-Centered Surgical Care - Elijah Castle and Laura Kimberley

10. What Is Being Done to Support Trans Older People Facing Intimate and Domestic Abuse? - Trish Hafford-Letchfield and Keira McCormack

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Part 3: Making Care Practices More Inclusive: Perspectives on Improving Care and Support for Trans People in Later Life

11. Trans History as Cultural Competence - Kit Heyam

12. Reframing Gender Neutrality in Dementia Care Cultures - Phil Harper

13. End-of-Life Care Needs and Considerations for Older Trans People - Kathryn Almack, Olivia Warnes, Eloise Kane

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14. Concluding Reflections: Looking Ahead for Enabling Trans Inclusive and Affirming Practice - Paul Willis, Michael Toze and Trish Hafford-Letchfield