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Missing voices in long-term care policy making: elderly women and women with disabilities receiving home care  
http://www.cwhn.ca/sites/default/files/PDF/CEWH/RB/bulletin-vol1no1EN.pdf

Explores the perspectives and aspirations of frail elderly women and younger women with disabilities who rely on care and assistance at home in Ontario.

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Published: 2000
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
Rural women caregivers in Canada

Examines the barriers and challenges rural women face when providing care for an elder in rural Canada. PDF required.

Published: 2006
Coping as a rural caregiver: the impact of health care reforms on rural women informal caregivers: executive summary  
http://www.cewh-cesf.ca/PDF/pwhce/coping-rural-caregiver.pdf

Examines the challenges faced by rural informal caregivers, including their social and economic situations, and difficulties.

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Published: 2000
Labour of love: 5 stories of caregiving
Contains intimate coverage of a year in the lives of five different caregivers.
Published: 1998
Care allowances for the frail elderly and their impact on women care-givers  
http://www.cprn.org/documents/24968_en.pdf
Discusses the impact of care allowances on women caregivers. Examines care allowances models from various countries, including Austria, Germany, France, Finland, Japan and Canada. Attempts to answer the question: what is the impact for women care-givers of various models of care allowances for the frail elderly? (See Details)
Published: 2000
Eldercare in Canada: context, content and consequences
Provides an initial analysis of the nature and extent of informal elder caregiving in Canada for the subpopulation of seniors who require help because of a long-term health or activity limitation.
Published: 1999
Responding creatively to the needs of caregivers: a resource for health care professionals
Describes caregiving issues for practitioners, researchers and caregivers. Presents testimonies from caregivers, analyses, solution proposals and new perspectives on this social phenomenon.
Published: 2001
Not a medical emergency  
http://www.cwhn.ca/sites/default/files/PDF/Healthsharing/1983_Healthsharing_Spring.pdf

This article is a not so imaginary piece of fiction about a nurse’s efforts to meet the desires of a patient when faced with hospital bureaucracy.

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Published: 1983
There was an old woman ...  
http://www.cwhn.ca/sites/default/files/PDF/Healthsharing/1986_Healthsharing_Vol_7_No_4_Fall.pdf

This article explores the housing needs of seniors, who are predominantly women, and illustrates some new and traditional housing options designed specifically for seniors.  Introduces the term Granny Flat. 

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Published: 1986