foreword by Dana G. Finnegan and Emily Bush McNally
ix, 362 p., [4 p.]
Includes bibliographical references and index.
Includes short profiles of the contributors
Contents : Foreword / by Dana G. Finnegan and Emily Bush McNally [p. 1-5] -- Introduction / by Robert J. Kus [p. 7-10] -- I. The Basics [p. 11] -- The Health history : what to look for and what to ask / by Ethan Bickelhaus [p. 11-18] -- Incorporating the client's support system into the plan of care / by Andrew C. Irish [p. 19-27] -- II. Common psychosocial concerns of gay and lesbian clients [p. 29] -- Coming out : its nature, stages, and health concerns / by Robert J. Kus [p. 30-44] -- Body image and gay American men / by William S. Etnyre [p. 45-58] -- Potential lesbian body image problems / by Dana L. Broadway and Tammy K. Krotz [p. 59-65] -- Alcoholism in the gay and lesbian communities / by Robert J. Kus [p. 66-81] -- AIDS and caregivers / by Jerry Solomon [p. 82-89] -- Homophobia and its consequences for gay and lesbian clients / by Ernest D. Lapierre [p. 90-98] -- Notes on suicide and suicidal ideation among gays and lesbians / by Eric E. Rofes [p. 99-104] -- III. Gay and lesbian life situations : special concerns [p. 105] -- Fathers who are gay / by Frederick W. Bozett [p. 106-118] -- Lesbian mothers / by Bernice Goodman [p. 119-124] -- Gays and lesbians in mixed-orientation marriages / by David R. Matteson [p. 125-147] -- The Co-dependant client / by Cheryl Hetherington [p. 148-159] -- Gay and lesbian teens / by Paul A. Paroski, Jr. [p. 160-169] -- Older gays and lesbians / by Raymond M. Berger [p.170-181] -- Gay and lesbian prisoners / by Ronald Sable [p. 182-191] -- Single gays and lesbians / by E. Elfin Moses [p. 192-203] -- The Coupled gay / by Charles Silverstein [p. 204-214] -- The Coupled lesbian / by Joanne Hall and Pat Stevens [p. 215-223] -- Gay and lesbian widowhood / by Judith M. Saunders [p. 224-243] -- IV. Spiritual journeys of gay and lesbian clients [p. 245] -- Gay and lesbian Roman Catholics / by Mary E. Hunt [p. 246-259] -- Gay and lesbian jews / by Montana Christmas [p. 260-270] -- Gay and lesbian protestants / by Betty Havey [p. 271-279] -- Spirituality for unaffiliated gay and lesbian clients / by Vivian B. Larson [p. 280-286] -- Wicca : a healing religion / by Jan Bearwoman [p. 287-295] -- V. Helping the client with legal issues [p. 297] -- Legal issues I : power of attorney, wills, lovers' rights / by Duane L. Rohovit [p. 298-303] -- Legal issues II : probate, body disposition, funeral arrangements / by Karl G. Rubesh [p. 304-309] -- VI. Alternative gay and lesbian helping resources [p. 311] -- Gay and lesbian counseling centers : history and functions / by Charna Klein [p. 312-320] -- The Emerging gay and lesbian hospice movement / by Donald J. Catalano [p. 321-329] -- Self-help groups for gays, lesbians, and their loved ones / by Michael Eller and Douglas J. King [p. 330-339] -- Accessing gay and lesbian health resources / by Caitlan C. Ryan [p. 340-345] -- Contributors [p. 346-356] -- Index [p. 357-362]