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April 23rd 2013:Family Caregivers and Adverse Events in Home Care

Dr. Nancy Sears is a registered nurse in Ontario. Her research examines patient safety in home care across Canada. Kathy Walker has a Master’s degree Social Work and is a registered social worker, with 15 years of experience. She’s family caregiver for a son with a serious mental illness. Nancy describes her research. Kathy explains her work as a family caregiver. They discuss adverse events and serious mental illnesses. Nancy summarizes the findings of her research into adverse events in home care, and its implications for family caregivers. Kathy explains how the adverse events occur in home

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Dr. Nancy Sears

Dr. Nancy Sears is a registered nurse in Ontario Canada. She holds the baccalaureate of Science in Nursing, a Master’s in Public Administration and a PhD in Health Administration from the University of Toronto. Her doctoral studies focused on health service organization and management. Her current research focuses on harm that individuals receiving health care can experience. During her career, she’s been responsible for the planning and delivery of home care services to a mixed urban and rural population, healthcare services in a long-term care facility, and leading the planning for healthcare services for a population of over half a million people. She currently teaches the BScN program in
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Kathy Walker

Kathy Walker has a Masters in Social Work, is a registered social worker, and worked as a mental health case manager for 15 years. She’s taught social service students at the Community College level. She’s currently a Director and Secretary of the board of a nonprofit agency newly formed to develop supportive housing for people with serious mental illnesses. It was begun by family caregivers who feel isolated within the current mental health system. Recently, she’s trained as a group facilitator of the Strengthening Families Together Program for the Schizophrenia Society of Ontario. She’ll be facilitating family psycho-educational groups in her community. She’s a single parent and mother of
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