Lay caregivers

Lay caregivers

A case for lay abortion: learning from midwifery

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English
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Canadian Women's Health Network (CWHN)
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Paper
Author: 
Connie Clement
Edition: 
Vol 4, No.4
Publisher: 
Women Healthsharing
Publication Date: 
1983
Publication Place: 
Toronto, ON

This article examines the history of lay abortion. Seeks to close the gap between the pro-choice and midwifery movements. 

Midwifery update

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English
Owning Org: 
Canadian Women's Health Network (CWHN)
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Paper
Author: 
Betty Burcher
Edition: 
vol 3, No. 1
Publisher: 
Women Healthsharing
Publication Date: 
1982
Publication Place: 
Toronto, ON

This article discusses the current state of midwifery in Canada. Seeks to make space for the discussion of the state of midwifery in order to be pro active. Reviews what is happening with midwifery in each province and discusses how to move forward. 

Supporting informal caregivers: the heart of home care

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English
Translated Title: 
Le soutien aux aidants naturels au coeur des services à domicile
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Online
Publisher: 
Canadian Institute for Health Information
Publication Date: 
2010
Publication Place: 
Ottawa, ON

Study of 130,000 seniors (age 65 and older) who received publicly funded long-term home care in 2007–2008 including many with complex health conditions. Found that one in six people providing informal care to seniors experiences distress, and those caring for seniors with moderate to severe cognitive impairment, such as those with Alzheimer`s or other dementia, are most at risk.

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Available online.
Notes: 
Includes bibliographical references.

The caregiver’s handbook: a helping hand for friends and family giving care in Nova Scotia

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English
Translated Title: 
Manuel du soignant : Une main tendue aux familles et aux amis qui fournissent des soins en
Owning Org: 
Atlantic Centre of Excellence for Womens' Health (ACEWH)
Centres of Excellence for Womens Health (CEWH)
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Paper
Online
Publisher: 
Healthy Balance Research Program
Publication Date: 
2007
Publication Place: 
Nova Scotia

Contains tools, tips, and resources intended to help and support informal and family caregivers in Nova Scotia. Arose from the work of The Healthy Balance Research Program in Nova Scotia. The Atlantic Centre of Excellence in Women’s Health was one of the research program partners.

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Contact their office to order a copy. Also available online.
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ISBN: 0-9689876-6-4
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Includes bibliographical references.

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

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English
Owning Org: 
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.
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ISBN 0-9689876-5-6
Notes: 
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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Never done: the challenge of unpaid work

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English
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Paper
Author: 
Linda Kealey (ed.)
Publisher: 
Atlantis: A Women's Studies Journal/Revue d'Etudes sur les femmes
Publication Date: 
2004
Publication Place: 
Halifax, NS

Examines the many issues surrounding women and unpaid work, including caregiving.

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SSIN 07027818
WOMI.N48 2004
Notes: 
Includes bibliographical references.

National conference on caregiving: summary of proceedings

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English
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Paper
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Publisher: 
Social Development Canada
Publication Date: 
2005
Publication Place: 
Ottawa, ON

Examines key issues, actions and strategies related to caregiving.

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CARE.N38 2005

The adventures of Carrie Giver: the cost of caring

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English
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Paper
Author: 
Theresa Funiciello
Diane Pagen
Eduardo Savid
Publisher: 
TR Rose Associates
Publication Date: 
2006
Publication Place: 
New York, NY

Presents a graphic novel about a super-hero, Carrie Giver, highlighting the work that women do as caregivers.

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ISBN/ISSN: 
CARE.F86 2006

A portrait of unpaid care in Nova Scotia

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English
Owning Org: 
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
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