The National Resource Center on LGBT Aging is a project of www.sageusa.org
National Resource Center on LGBT Aging



We're steadily creating a resource center that will provide resources across a variety of LGBT aging topics. Tell us what you'd like to see and sign up for updates.

Register Now

R^3 Report (Requirement, Rationale, Reference)

February 2011 | The Joint Commission

Download PDF
Reprint
Permission Form


"Studies of lesbian and bisexual women indicated that disclosing sexual orientation to their physicians would negatively affect their health care."

This report emphasizes the importance of communication between a patient and health care provider. It addresses the issue that disclosure of one's sexual orientation can potentially affect quality of health care but also reaffirms that there are several federal laws in place that protect patients from various forms of discrimination. The non-discrimination requirement in health care emphasizes the importance of providing LGBT individuals with equitable care in hospitals, clinics, and health care facilities nationwide.



Watch in Separate Window

Find resources in your area

Links to sites that help you find aging sources accross the country

Resources in Your Area
Advanced Search
Related Resource

Report on Baby Boomers and Older Adults

This report highlights a study done on Baby Boomers and older adults to identify the type of aging-related information they are most interested in receiving, their concerns about aging, their interest in using long-term services and supports, and their preferred ways of getting information about aging topics. MORE >


See more: Aging / General Issues, Caregiving, Financial Security / Retirement, Aging Providers, LGBT Organizations, LGBT Older Adults