Palliat Care Soc Pract 2021 9;15:26323524211039234. Epub 2021 Sep 9.
Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai, One Levy Place, 1070, New York, NY 10029, USA.
The Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, and Queer/Questioning population, also known as sexual and gender minorities, are an incredibly marginalized and vulnerable population that have been disproportionately affected by the provision, delivery, and optimal access to high-quality medical care including palliative, hospice, and end-of-life care. The long-standing and unique experiences shaped by positive and negative historical events have led to a better understanding of significant barriers and gaps in equitable healthcare for this population. The intersection of both internal and external stressors as well as minority identities in the context of discriminatory political and societal infrastructures have resulted in variable health outcomes that continues to be plagued by economic barriers, oppressive legislative policies, and undesirable societal practices. Read More