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Create Your Care Plan: An LGBT Person’s Guide to Preparing for Medical Procedures

Undergoing a surgical or medical procedure can be one of the most difficult times in a person’s life. Typically, people rely on family members to help them through the process and manage their care. But what if you don’t have family members who can step into that caregiving role?

This workbook provides a detailed overview of what to expect when undergoing a surgical procedure, and how to plan for a successful recovery. Includes step-by-step instructions to create your own care plan, including worksheets, resources, and tips/encouragement for reaching out to others.

Copies of the Care Planning Worksheets are available for download here.

This guide is also available in Spanish.

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