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October 06th 2015:Family Caregivers for Family Members Living with Schizophrenia

Dr. Penny MacCourt, pennymaccourt@shaw.ca, works with older adults and their families in community, long-term care and acute-care settings. She explains the Mental Health Commission of Canada and the Family Caregiver Advisory Committee, and how their purposes relate to adults living with schizophrenia and to their families and their service providers. She describes her consulting across Canada with adults living with mental health challenges, and with their families and service providers. She shares her impressions of their experiences. She identifies the most challenging of the challenges for

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Dr. Penny MacCourt

Dr. Penny MacCourt, pennymaccourt@shaw.ca, has worked for many years with older adults and their families in the community, long-term care and acute-care settings. She holds a Bachelor and Masters of Social Work from University of Manitoba and a PhD (Interdisciplinary Studies) from University of Victoria. Her doctoral and post-doctoral studies focused on aging, mental health and service delivery. Her current research interests are caregiving, mental health promotion, and social inclusion. She authored the “National Guidelines for of a Comprehensive Service System to Support Family Caregivers of Adults with Mental Health Problems and Illnesses” and “Taking the Guidelines off the Shelf: Mobili
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