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Family Caregivers Unite!

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February 16th 2010:Double-Duty Family Caregivers

Dr Catherine Ward-Griffin is a Professor of the Arthur Labatt Family School of Nursing at the University of Western Ontario. Judith Phillips is Professor of Gerontology and Social Work in the Centre for Innovative Ageing at Swansea University, Wales. They discuss family caregiving, in which both of them have done extensive research, when the family caregiver is also a woman, often a nurse, employed in healthcare. They call this double-duty caregiving. They describe the types of care double-duty caregivers provide, who they provide it to, what it involves, and what challenges it creates for

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Catherine Ward-Griffin

Catherine Ward-Griffin, RN, PhD, is a Professor and Chair of Graduate Programs (Arthur Labatt Family School of Nursing, University of Western Ontario), and as a Scientist (Lawson Health Research Institute) in London, Ontario. Working in the areas of caregiving, health promotion, gender and social policy, her research focuses on relationships between formal and informal systems of care and relationships among health care providers, older adults and their families in home care and long-term care settings. Using a critical theoretical lens, she is particularly interested in the blurring of boundaries between paid and unpaid care work. She is currently studying the experiences and health ef
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Judith Phillips

Judith Phillips is Professor of Gerontology and Social Work in the Centre for Innovative Ageing at Swansea University, Wales. She is director of the Older People and Ageing Research and Development Network in Wales, president of the British Society of Gerontology, editor of the Policy Press series ‘Ageing and the Lifecourse’, and a Fellow of the Gerontological Society of America. Her research interests are in social aspects of ageing, social work, social care, carers in employment, housing and retirement communities, intergenerational networks, carework and older offenders. In 2002, she won the Work-life Balance Trust award for non-fiction based on her research on juggling work and ca
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