End of life care: diversity

Does the National Health Service (NHS) in the UK deliver culturally sensitive end-of-life care services? Or does it rely on stereotypes and biases rather than exploring the actual needs of the population groups it serves? How much research and work is done in different hospitals to find out about the end-of-life care needs of different... Continue Reading →

Healthcare and young people: challenges relating to gender and sexual identity

Healthcare environments are by default heteronormative and like other societal spaces, contribute to the isolation, exclusion and erasure of young people who are gender (transgender, non-binary, gender fluid for example) and sexual minorities (lesbian, gay, bisexual and pansexual for example). Simple changes in individual healthcare approaches can help mitigate some of the negativity faced by... Continue Reading →

Film: Are you proud?

The film 'Are you proud?' (Dir. Ashley Joiner, 2018) charts aspects of British LGBTQ+ activist history. In a Q&A session the director said that he wanted to make sure that people understood that the film was made from his perspective and that others may have covered different topics such as the campaign for equal marriage,... Continue Reading →

Why do we undertake Equality Impact Assessments?

Public sector organisations in the UK are expected to pay due regard to their Public Sector Equality Duties. These are to: foster good relations between those who share a protected characteristic and those who do not; promote equality of opportunity between those who share a protected characteristic and those who do not; eliminate discrimination, harassment... Continue Reading →

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