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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
Always on-call: the health of informal caregivers for seniors  
http://www.cwhn.ca/sites/default/files/PDF/CEWH/RB/bulletin-vol3no1EN.pdf

Discusses the findings of a research study that examined caregivers' experiences of caregiving and the factors that affect their health and their ability to manage caregiving along with their paid work and other responsibilities.

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Published: 2002
Work/life: a healthy balance?  
http://www.cwhn.ca/sites/default/files/PDF/CEWH/RB/bulletin-vol3no1EN.pdf

Article appears in the Spring 2002 issue of the Research Bulletin (Vol. 3, No. 1). Provides a brief description of the Health Balance Research Program (HBRP), a five-year project that aims to foster a "healthy balance" between women's health, family life and earning a living, led by the Atlantic Centre of Excellence for Women's Health and the Nova Scotia Advisory Council on the Status of Women.

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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
The Charlottetown Declaration on the right to care  
http://www.cwhn.ca/sites/default/files/PDF/CEWH/health_reform/charlottetownEN.pdf

Details the fundamental principles for a national home care strategy that ensures equity for both women and men, and recognizes that home care needs to be an integral part of a publicly administered health care system.

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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
Coping as a rural caregiver: the impact of health care reforms on rural women informal caregivers  
http://www.cwhn.ca/sites/default/files/PDF/CEWH/RB/bulletin-vol1no1EN.pdf

Examines how health care reforms affected the well-being of women caregivers in rural communities.

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Published: 2000
Caregivers and support services: becoming empowered  
http://www.cwhn.ca/sites/default/files/PDF/CEWH/RB/bulletin-vol1no2EN.pdf

Examine the support needs of caregivers, their expectations regarding support services, the adequacy of existing services, and which services, interventions or practitioners faciliate caregiver empowerment.

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Published: 2001
Promoting women's health through public consultation  
http://www.cwhn.ca/sites/default/files/PDF/CEWH/RB/bulletin-vol2no3EN.pdf

Discusses how to take research and community findings into public consultations to change policy at the local community health level.

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Published: 2001