Natalie Koussa, Director of Partnerships and Services, Compassion in Dying turns a light one of the key barriers to good, compassionate end of life care facing members of the LGBT communities.
Advance care planning is a fundamental aspect of ensuring that everyone receives
personalised, compassionate care when living with life-changing illness and towards the end
of their life. Research demonstrates the positive impact of advance care planning: in addition
to increased satisfaction with overall care, people receive fewer aggressive medical
interventions, have fewer hospital admissions and benefit from increased use of palliative
care services (Postgrad Med J, 2016).