The story of carrie and anne: Long-term care crisis

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Abstract

When a woman in a forty-two year old lesbian relationship becomes disabled, her partner becomes her primary caretaker. However, when the caretaker becomes ill, distant family members take over decision-making responsibilities and without regard to their wishes, separate the women in two different nursing homes. A lesbian social worker realizes the nature of the relationship and advocates with the respective families to have the two women placed together shortly before one partner dies.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)97-99
Number of pages3
JournalJournal of Gay and Lesbian Social Services
Volume6
Issue number1
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 1997

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