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The living conditions and quality of life for older LGBTI people


Major surveys show that LGBTI people experience special challenges in life. However, we lack comprehensive knowledge about the living conditions challenges older lgbti persons experience.

The Norwegiean Presidency of the Nordic Council of Ministers in 2022 has therefore taken the initiative for a project that will contribute to increased knowledge about the living conditions and quality of life for older LGBTI people in the Nordic countries, especiallyhow lgbti-persons are met by the public health and care services.

NIKK has been comissioned to:

Collect knowledge about how older LGBTI-persons are met by the public health and care services in the Nordic countries. Investigate the following areas:

  •  In health and care educations, what knowledge is part of the curriculum and among care workers and nurses and is there a need of more knowledge about lgbti-persons?
  • What continuing education is available for employees in active service, regarding e.g. person-centered care and nursing, majority- and minority perspectives, especially related to gender identity and sexual orientation
  • What the research says about the need for knowledge in the LGBTI field among the staff in the health and care services in the Nordic countries?

The study will be published in the fall 2023. 

Project timespan
2022-2023

Commissioned by
Nordic Council of Ministers

Contact
Elin Engström

Project budget
1 500 000 DKK