Lay caregivers

Lay caregivers

Family caregiving and consequences for carers: toward a policy research agenda

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English
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Online
Author: 
Janet E. Fast
Norah C. Keating
Publisher: 
Canadian Policy Research Networks, Inc.
Publication Date: 
2000
Publication Place: 
Ottawa, ON

Outlines a research agenda that will lead to a better understanding of, and more informed decision making about, policies that affect those who care for adult family members in need.

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Includes bibliographical references.

From public hospitals to private homes: guess who's picking up the tab?

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English
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Canadian Women's Health Network (CWHN)
Centres of Excellence for Womens Health (CEWH)
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Online
Author: 
Kathleen O'Grady
Pierre-Paul Pariseau
Publisher: 
Canadian Women's Health Network
Publication Date: 
2004
Publication Place: 
Winnipeg, MB

Presents a social marketing poster that examines the impact of home care and unpaid caregiving on women.

Women's paid and unpaid work: women in Nova Scotia

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English
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Author: 
Sandra D. McFayden
Publisher: 
Nova Scotia Advisory Council on the Status of Women
Publication Date: 
2004
Publication Place: 
Halifax, NS

Provides statistical data looking on Nova Scotia women and paid and unpaid work.

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ISBN 0888718454
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Includes bibliographical references.

Care, women and AIDS

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English
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Online
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The Global Coalition on Women and AIDS
Publication Date: 
2004
Publication Place: 
Geneva, Switzerland

Explores the impact that HIV and AIDS have had on the role that all over the world women are expected to take in domestic work and in providing care to family members.

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Financial compensation versus community supports: an analysis of the effects on caregivers and care receivers

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English
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Author: 
Janice M. Keefe
Pamela J. Fancey
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Mount Saint Vincent University, Department of Gerontology
Publication Date: 
1998
Publication Place: 
Halifax, NS

Synthesizes research and evidence on the effects of financial compensation on caregivers and care receivers as compared to other community supports in order to better understand its potential as a policy for supporting information caregivers.

Thinking it through: women, work and caring in the new millennium

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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: 
Pat Armstrong
Hugh Armstrong
Publisher: 
Maritime Centre of Excellence for Women's Health
Publication Place: 
Halifax, NS

Outlines what kinds of care are provided and who provides different kinds of care, leading to a framework for assessing policy.

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ACEWH CARE.A76 2001
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Includes bibliographical references.

A guide for the caregiver

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English
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Manitoba Seniors Directorate
Publication Date: 
2003
Publication Place: 
Winnipeg, MB

Written for lay caregivers, this document discusses some of the rewards and challenges associated with caring for an older adult, and various ways to meet and overcome common challenges.

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CARE.G85 2003

Caring for/caring about: women, home care, and unpaid caregiving

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English
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Centres of Excellence for Womens Health (CEWH)
Women and Health Care Reform
Cross Centre Initiatives
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Paper
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Karen R. Grant (ed.)
Carol Amaratunga (ed.)
Pat Armstrong (ed.)
Madeline Boscoe (ed.)
Ann Pederson (ed.)
Kay Willson (ed.)
Publisher: 
Garamond Press
Publication Date: 
2004
Publication Place: 
Aurora, ON

Explores the nature of caring in Canada, and examines reseach on women, home care and unpaid caregiving. Identifies the social conditions under which caregiving is undertaken. Also examines the experiences of women who care.

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CEX CARE.C37 2004
ISBN 155193048X
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Includes bibliographical references and index. --- Review, May 2004: The Canadian health care system is undergoing steady change, but one thing that remains constant is the key role that women play in providing care. Women are estimated to comprise nearly 80% of both the paid and unpaid care workers in this country. Yet, their numbers do not coincide with their influence. Government reforms such as the introduction of market systems in health care may result in some cost efficiencies, but not necessarily better working conditions for those who care, much less better care for those who need it. Similarly, the increasing transfer of patients into community care may mean that individuals are able to convalesce in more familiar surroundings and with the people they love. But the added burden on family members - usually women - may mean forgone paid work, not to mention changes in personal relationships between those who care and those who are cared for and about.

Summary of protecting and promoting the well-being of family caregivers

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English
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Online
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Health Canada
Publication Date: 
2003
Publication Place: 
Ottawa, ON

Outlines the demands that family caregivers deal with and identifies employer initiatives and community service intervention to promote and protect the well being of family caregivers. Includes policy recommendations for governments, employers, and program planners.

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Measuring the effctiveness of home care: background paper

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Jacqueline Gauthier
Laurie Thompson
Publisher: 
Health Services Utilization and Research Commission
Publication Date: 
1996
Publication Place: 
Saskatoon, SK

Examines several aspect of aging and health, and provides recommendations concerning the measurement of life satisfaction, health related quality of life, patient satisfaction and caregiver burden. Also looks at the impact of home care services on rates on institutionalization, and resident or client classification systems for home care and nursing home care.

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