Join us for a book talk with Kimberly D. Acquaviva, author of The Handbook of LGBTQIA-Inclusive Hospice and Palliative Care. An audience Q&A will follow. This in-person event will be cosponsored by Hospice of the Piedmont and will be free and open to the public. We recommend arriving early for the best seating.
About the Book: Hospice and palliative care professionals are experts at caring for individuals and families experiencing serious or life-limiting illnesses. Not everyone feels safe seeking out their expertise, however: LGBTQIA+ people may be deterred from seeking support because of barriers—both overt and subtle—that hospice and palliative care programs and professionals erect through their policies and practices. This book is an accessible, expert guide to incorporating LGBTQIA-inclusive practices into end-of-life care. It equips both new and experienced hospice and palliative care professionals with the knowledge they need to ensure that all people receive high-quality care.
Kimberly D. Acquaviva surveys fundamental concepts and the latest clinical developments, integrating relatable anecdotes and poignant personal reflections. She discusses her own experience caring for her wife, Kathy, who was diagnosed with ovarian cancer in 2019. She also emphasizes how incorporating LGBTQIA-inclusive practices can transform work with every person receiving care. Anchored in the evidence and written in plain language, this book is the definitive guide for hospice and palliative care professionals seeking to deliver exceptional care to all the patients and families they serve.
About the Author: Kimberly D. Acquaviva, PhD, MSW, CSE, FNAP serves as the Betty Norman Norris Endowed Professor at the University of Virginia School of Nursing as well as a Provost’s Office Fellow. As a social worker teaching within a school of nursing, her scholarship is interdisciplinary and collaborative. Her scholarly work focuses on LGBTQIA+ aging and end-of-life issues. She has a PhD in human sexuality education from the University of Pennsylvania Graduate School of Education, an MSW from the University of Pennsylvania School of Social Policy and Practice, and a BA in sociology from the University of Pennsylvania College of Arts and Sciences. She is an AASECT-Certified Sexuality Educator.
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"This is not just a book, it’s a stepping stone that paves the way for change and champions a revolution in hospice and palliative care."
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