Although the language seems a little dated (“transgendered” and “T-girls” most especially) these seem like worthwhile studies and good for anyone providing medical services for trans people, especially an aging population.
The transgendered population confronts a myriad of difficulties which hospice must also address. Socially, transgendered folk, gentle folk, find themselves relegated to a near-netherworld existence. Forced to society’s fringes they feel isolated, even abandoned, by family and friends. They may find their friendships restricted to a “gay-friendly” environment or to other ‘T-girls’. Many T-girls succumb to a personal economic collapse with a loss of job, loss of insurance, and even a homeless existence.
I like “gentle folk”. While it’s not always true, you get a sense of who Dr. Killeen “met” by reading these studies. At least I do.