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Finding a healthy balance: research, policy and practice on women's unpaid caregiving in Nova Scotia

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English
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Atlantic Centre of Excellence for Womens' Health (ACEWH)
Centres of Excellence for Womens Health (CEWH)
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Paper
Online
Publisher: 
Atlantic Centre of Excellence for Women’s Health
Publication Date: 
September 2006
Publication Place: 
Halifax, NS

Highlights the key findings and outcomes from the Healthy Balance Forum May 2-3, 2006 in Dartmouth, N.S., and outlines how the forum will impact the future activities of the HBRP. Includes summaries of each presentation along with copies of the presentation slides where available.

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Contact their office to order a copy. Also available online.
ISBN/ISSN: 
ISBN 0-9689876-5-6
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Includes bibliographical references.

Priorities for caregivers: executive summary

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English
Translated Title: 
Sommaire : priorités en matière de prestation des soins non rénumerée
Owning Org: 
Atlantic Centre of Excellence for Womens' Health (ACEWH)
Centres of Excellence for Womens Health (CEWH)
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Paper
Online
Author: 
Brigitte Neumann
Carolina Crewe
Barbara Clow
Carol Amaratunga
Publisher: 
Atlantic Centre of Excellence for Women’s Health
Publication Date: 
July 2007
Publication Place: 
Halifax, NS

Summarizes the findings of The Healthy Balance Research Program that studied caregiving in Nova Scotia, and found that supports and services for caregivers are urgently needed that are accessible, equitable and flexible enough to respond to the wide diversity of needs among caregivers.

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Contact their office to order a copy. Also available online.

Snapshots of the lives of caregivers: "I do it because I love her and I care"

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English
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Atlantic Centre of Excellence for Womens' Health (ACEWH)
Centres of Excellence for Womens Health (CEWH)
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Online
Author: 
Breanda Beagan
Robin Stadnyk
Charlotte Loppie
Nancy MadDonald
Barbara Hamilton-Hinch
Judy MacDonald
Publisher: 
The Healthy Balance Research Program
Publication Date: 
2006
Publication Place: 
Halifax, NS

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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Available online.
ISBN/ISSN: 
ISBN 0968987613

A portrait of unpaid care in Nova Scotia

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English
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Atlantic Centre of Excellence for Womens' Health (ACEWH)
Centres of Excellence for Womens Health (CEWH)
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Paper
Online
Author: 
Janice Keefe
Glenda Hawkins
Pamela Fancey
Tasha Ellis
Publisher: 
The Healthy Balance Research Program
Publication Date: 
2006
Publication Place: 
Halifax, NS

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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Available online.
ISBN/ISSN: 
ISBN 0968987648

Survival strategies: women on employment support & income assistance (ESIA) in Nova Scotia provide their key recommendations for

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English
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Online
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Rene Ross
Lucille Harper
Bernadette MacDonald
Louise Smith MacDonald
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Antigonish Women's Resource Centre, Pictou County Women's Centre and Every Woman's Centre, Sydney
Publication Date: 
2006
Publication Place: 
Nova Scotia

Examines the experiences of women living in poverty and the ways current ESIA policies are impacting their daily lives. Details their priorities for change.

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Struggling to survive: women on employment support and income assistance (ESIA) in Nova Scotia provide their priority areas for

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English
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Rene Ross
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Antigonish Women's Resource Centre, Pictou County Women's Centre and Every Woman's Centre, Sydney
Publication Date: 
2006
Publication Place: 
Nova Scotia

Outlines priority areas identified by women living in poverty to help them gain meaningful employment, provide for their families, and live a life independent of the ESIA.

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Women's unpaid caregiving and stress

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English
Owning Org: 
Atlantic Centre of Excellence for Womens' Health (ACEWH)
Centres of Excellence for Women's Health Research Bulletins (CEWHRB)
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Online
Paper
Author: 
Cyndi Brannen
Publisher: 
Research Bulletin
Publication Date: 
2006
Publication Place: 
Winnipeg, MB

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

ISBN/ISSN: 
ISSN 14963612
Notes: 
Includes bibliographical references.

Menopause and midlife health of the 'strong black woman': African Canadian women's perspectives

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English
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Author: 
Josephine Etowa
Barbara Keddy
Brenda Beagan
Felicia Eghan
Charlotte Loppie
Wanda Thomas Bernard
Sharon Davis-Murdoch
Jacqueline Gahagan
Anne Houston
Susan Edmonds
Publisher: 
Health Association of African Canadians
Publication Date: 
2005
Publication Place: 
Halifax, NS

Reports on the experiences of health and well-being of middle-aged African Canadian women living in Nova Scotia.

Public policy and the participation of rural Nova Scotia women in the new economy

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English
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Author: 
Ann Manicom
Janet Rhymes
Nan Armour
Doreen Parsons
Publisher: 
Status of Women Canada
Publication Date: 
2005
Publication Place: 
Ottawa, ON

Indicates that the greatest challenges to women's full participation in the new economy are in economic and social policies that are inadequate, exclusionary and do not pay enough attention to rural women.

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ISBN 0662403436 (PDF)
ISBN 0662403444 (HTML)
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Includes bibliographical references. Issued also in French under title: La politique gouvernementale et la participation des femmes des régions rurales de la Nouvelle-Écosse à la nouvelle économie.

The final push: making midwives part of the Nova Scotia health system

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English
Owning Org: 
Canadian Women's Health Network (CWHN)
Atlantic Centre of Excellence for Womens' Health (ACEWH)
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Paper
Online
Author: 
Atlantic Centre of Excellence for Women's Health
Publisher: 
Network/Le Réseau
Publication Date: 
2005
Publication Place: 
Winnipeg, MB

Provides an overview of the current status of midwifery in Nova Scotia.

ISBN/ISSN: 
ISSN 14800039
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