Developing a web-based platform to foster end-of-life planning among LGBT older adults

@article{Beringer2017DevelopingAW,
  title={Developing a web-based platform to foster end-of-life planning among LGBT older adults},
  author={Robert Beringer and Gloria Gutman and Brian de Vries},
  journal={Gerontechnology},
  year={2017},
  volume={16},
  pages={48-55}
}
This paper describes the third phase of a threephase national project, designed to foster endof-life planning and to build a community among Canadian Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender (LGBT) older adults. In Phase 1, focus groups were held with LGBT older adults and service providers to older adults in Vancouver, Edmonton, Toronto, Montreal and Halifax to understand the issues and the extent of end-of-life planning that members of this population have undertaken (e.g. had they prepared a… 

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