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A healthy balance: women's paid and unpaid work in Nova Scotia  
http://www.cwhn.ca/sites/default/files/PDF/CEWH/RB/bulletin-vol4no2EN.pdf

Reports on the Healthy Balance Research Program, a project that studied the diversity of caregiving in Nova Scotia.

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Published: 2005
Women's unpaid caregiving and stress  
http://www.cwhn.ca/sites/default/files/PDF/CEWH/RB/bulletin-vol5no1EN.pdf

Discusses research on unpaid caregiving and mental health issues, conducted by the Healthy Balanace Research Program.

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Published: 2006
Guidelines for examining women, work and caring in the new millennium  
http://www.cwhn.ca/sites/default/files/PDF/CEWH/RB/bulletin-vol3no1EN.pdf

Analyses the forces, structure and relationships that construct women as carers and undervalue care work.

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Published: 2002
Final payments: socioeconomic costs of palliative home caregiving  
http://www.cwhn.ca/sites/default/files/PDF/CEWH/RB/bulletin-vol3no1EN.pdf

Analyzes gender differences, differences between formal and informal caregivers, and regional (British Columbia, Quebec and Nova Scotia) and diagnosis-related differences between male and female palliative caregivers.

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Published: 2002
Caregivers' support needs: insights from the experiences of women providing unpaid care in rural Nova Scotia  
http://www.cwhn.ca/sites/default/files/PDF/CEWH/RB/bulletin-vol1no2EN.pdf

Summarizes the results of a study that examined the needs, views and experiences of rural caregivers.

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Published: 2001
"I do it because I love her and I care": snapshots of the lives of caregivers  
http://www.acewh.dal.ca/eng/reports/TeamP-Report-web.pdf

Provides portraits of women caregivers in Nova Scotia. Illuminates similarities and differences among a diverse sample of caregiving experiences.

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Published: 2005
Snapshots of the lives of caregivers: "I do it because I love her and I care"  
http://www.cewh-cesf.ca/PDF/acewh/SnapshotsCaregivers.pdf

Illustrates the multiple responsibilities of women primary caregivers in the household, by photographs and narratives.

The Healthy Balance Research program worked to: examine the relationship among unpaid caregiving work (performed on its own or in combination with paid work), empowerment and health status; foster "uptake" of new ideas and practices in policies; promote innovation in programs and health-service delivery that reflects new insights into the values and expectations brought to caregiving and paid work; and, strengthen research capacity in Atlantic Canada by recruiting and retaining health researchers. It was a collaboration between the Atlantic Centre of Excellence for Women's Health (ACEWH), Dalhousie University and the Nova Scotia Advisory Council on the Status of Women (NSACSW).

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Published: 2006
Supporting caregivers of dependent adults in the 21st century  
http://www.cewh-cesf.ca/PDF/acewh/SupportingCaregivers.pdf

Looks at ways of supporting caregivers, both to reduce the consequences and costs of caregiving, and also to ensure the sustainability and quality of the caregiving relationships.

The Healthy Balance Research program worked to: examine the relationship among unpaid caregiving work (performed on its own or in combination with paid work), empowerment and health status; foster "uptake" of new ideas and practices in policies; promote innovation in programs and health-service delivery that reflects new insights into the values and expectations brought to caregiving and paid work; and, strengthen research capacity in Atlantic Canada by recruiting and retaining health researchers. It was a collaboration between the Atlantic Centre of Excellence for Women's Health (ACEWH), Dalhousie University and the Nova Scotia Advisory Council on the Status of Women (NSACSW).

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Published: 2005
Caregiver resilience and the quest for balance: a report on findings from focus groups  
http://www.cewh-cesf.ca/PDF/acewh/TeamQ_Report.pdf

Presents the findings of focus group research into the caregiving experience.

The Healthy Balance Research program worked to: examine the relationship among unpaid caregiving work (performed on its own or in combination with paid work), empowerment and health status; foster "uptake" of new ideas and practices in policies; promote innovation in programs and health-service delivery that reflects new insights into the values and expectations brought to caregiving and paid work; and, strengthen research capacity in Atlantic Canada by recruiting and retaining health researchers. It was a collaboration between the Atlantic Centre of Excellence for Women's Health (ACEWH), Dalhousie University and the Nova Scotia Advisory Council on the Status of Women (NSACSW).

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Published: 2004
A portrait of unpaid care in Nova Scotia  
http://www.cewh-cesf.ca/PDF/acewh/PortraitUnpaidCare.pdf

Looks at the relationship between caregiving and its impact on the health and economic condition of caregivers and individuals who receive care in Nova Scotia.

The Healthy Balance Research program worked to: examine the relationship among unpaid caregiving work (performed on its own or in combination with paid work), empowerment and health status; foster "uptake" of new ideas and practices in policies; promote innovation in programs and health-service delivery that reflects new insights into the values and expectations brought to caregiving and paid work; and, strengthen research capacity in Atlantic Canada by recruiting and retaining health researchers. It was a collaboration between the Atlantic Centre of Excellence for Women's Health (ACEWH), Dalhousie University and the Nova Scotia Advisory Council on the Status of Women (NSACSW).

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Published: 2006