Creating End-of-Life Documents for Trans Individuals: An Advocate's Guide

October 2014 | National Resource Center on LGBT Aging and Whitman-Walker Health

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“"Because people who identify as transgender or gender-nonconforming often have special healthcare needs or face unique forms of discrimination in accessing care, crafting advance healthcare planning documents is especially critical..."”

This important publication, authored by Corey Prachniak, Esq., is a guide to creating advance directives with specific language that protects the interests of transgender individuals in having their gender identity and expression respected. The publication addresses the Healthcare Power of Attorney, Living Will and Disposition of Bodily Human Remains.

Corey Prachniak is an attorney focused on LGBT health and aging.  Upon graduating from Georgetown Law in 2013, Corey designed and launched a two-year legal initiative to improve LGBT healthcare access through law reform and direct client services.  This project is based at Whitman-Walker Health in Washington, DC, and is funded by Steptoe & Johnson LLP through Equal Justice Works.  Corey also volunteers as Advocacy Director for the nonprofit Gays and Lesbians Opposing Violence (GLOV) and serves as the Chair of the Steering Committee for LGBT Healthlink, a national organization funded by the CDC.  Corey tweets @LGBTadvocacy.