Caregivers

Caregivers

Healing touch

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English
Owning Org: 
Canadian Women's Health Network (CWHN)
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Paper
Author: 
Cheryl Grossman
Leigh Hamilton
Wendy Simmons
Edition: 
Vol 10, No.1
Publisher: 
Women Healthsharing
Publication Date: 
1988
Publication Place: 
Toronto, ON

This article discusses the profound effect of touching. How touch shapes our development, mental health and sense of connectedness. Calls for healing touch.  

Who’s caring for the caregivers? Symposium focuses on the mental health of women health care workers

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English
Translated Title: 
Et les soignantes, qui s’en occupe ? Un symposium se penche sur la santé mentale des travailleuses de la santé
Owning Org: 
Canadian Women's Health Network (CWHN)
Prairie Women's Health Centre of Excellence (PWHCE)
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Paper
Online
Author: 
Joanne Havelock
Prairie Women’s Health Centre of Excellence
Edition: 
Vol.11, No. 2
Publisher: 
Network/LeRèseau
Publication Date: 
2009
Publication Place: 
Winnipeg, MB

A synopsis of the two day symposium on the mental health of women health care workers that took place in November 2008 in Vancouver, British Columbia

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Contact their office to order a copy
ISBN/ISSN: 
14800039

In need of a healthy balance: Poor health and economic insecurity are realities for female unpaid caregivers

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English
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Canadian Women's Health Network (CWHN)
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Online
Author: 
Carolina Crewe
Healthy Balance Research Program at the Atlantic Centre of Excellence for Women’s Health
Publisher: 
Network
Publication Date: 
Spring/Summer 2007
Publication Place: 
Winnipeg

Discusses how the critical care of female caregivers is invisible, lacking the financial, social and program support to prevent unpaid caregivers from depleting their own health and financial resources.

Satisfied workers, retained workers: effects of work and work environment on homecare workers' job satisfaction, stress, physica

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English
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Online
Author: 
Isik Zeytinoglu
Margaret Denton
Publisher: 
Canadian Health Services Research Foundation
Publication Date: 
2005

Examines the effects of work and work environments on homecare workers' emotional, mental, and physical health and intention to leave their workplaces.

Gender and the costs of palliative caregiving for people with HIV/AIDS

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English
Owning Org: 
British Columbia Centre of Excellence for Women's Health (BCCEWH)
Centres of Excellence for Women's Health Research Bulletins (CEWHRB)
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Online
Paper
Author: 
Ann Pederson
Lorraine Greaves
Publisher: 
Research Bulletin
Publication Date: 
2006
Publication Place: 
Ottawa, ON

Examines the issues confronting palliative caregivers of people with AIDS.

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ISSN 14963612
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Includes bibliographical references.

Women's work is never done: comparative studies in care-giving, employment, and social policy reform

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English
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Paper
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Sylvia B. Bashevkin
Publisher: 
Routledge
Publication Date: 
2002
Publication Place: 
New York, NY

Examines the status of women as the main recipients of welfare and as providers of paid and unpaid care.

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CARE.W66 2002
ISBN 041593480X
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Includes bibliographical references and index.

Women’s health: policy guide

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English
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Online
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Prince Edward Island Advisory Council on the Status of Women
Publisher: 
Prince Edward Island Advisory Council on the Status of Women
Publication Date: 
2002
Publication Place: 
Charlottetown, PE

Discusses women's roles as paid and unpaid health care providers as well as the growing burdens being put on female caregivers as a result of health care policy.

Women's health policy guide: frequently asked questions

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English
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Online
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Prince Edward Island Advisory Council on the Status of Women
Publisher: 
Prince Edward Island Advisory Council on the Status of Women
Publication Date: 
2002
Publication Place: 
Charlottetown, PE

Discusses the situation of both women working in PEI's health care system and those providing health care at home.

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
Author: 
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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ISBN/ISSN: 
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.

Community Care East York

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Organization Type: 
NGO - Non Government Organization
Service Language: 
English
Services Provided: 
Support group/peer support

Provides a continuum of supportive services for older adults, persons with disibilities and caregivers in East York which enhances their independence, good health and well-being.

Primary Telephone: 
416- 422-2026
Website/URL: 
Fax Number: 
416- 422-1513
Street Address: 
840 Coxwell Avenue Suite 303
City: 
Toronto
Province: 
Ontario
Postal/ZIP Code: 
M4C 5T2
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