Compassionate care benefits not compassionate enough

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Resource Language: 
English
Owning Org: 
Canadian Women's Health Network (CWHN)
Women and Health Care Reform
Media Type: 
Paper
Online
Author: 
Pat Armstrong
Kathleen O'Grady
Publisher: 
Network/Le Réseau
Publication Date: 
2004
Publication Place: 
Winnipeg, MB

Criticizes the new federal government's compassionate care initiative that provides up to six weeks of paid leave for those family members (parent, spouse, child) who care for a patient who is determined by doctors to be at a significant risk of dying within a 6 month period. Argues that a majority of unpaid caregivers do not meet the eligibility requirements for this program.

ISBN/ISSN: 
ISSN 14800039