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With population aging, the ethnic diversity among older adults in Canada is of great significance as the main source of immigrants to Canada has shifted from Europe to Asia, Africa, and the Middle East. Researchers have pointed out the need to use an ethnno-cultural lens in order to address...
There is growing evidence of social and health consequences that threaten both adequacy of care and caregiver quality of life. Inconsistencies in empirical evidence and lack of an organizing framework have resulted in knowledge gaps in the types and extent of these consequences and of those at...
Hope against hope: Exploring the hopes and challenges of rural female caregivers of persons with advanced cancer.Download
Background This paper focuses on the qualitative component of a study evaluating a hope intervention, entitled Living with Hope Program (LWHP), designed to foster hope in female caregivers of family members living with advanced cancer. The purpose of this research is to share, in the form of a...
The hours of unpaid elder care by family members are projected to triple by 2038. Because living with dementia can inhibit decision-making abilities, family members are often besought to assist in this process. In this ethnographic study, relationships within home-based dementia care were...
The purpose of this metasynthesis was to describe the hope experience of family caregivers of persons with chronic illness. Fourteen studies were included in the metasynthesis. All studies described the importance of hope to the family caregivers of relatives with chronic illness regardless of...
Role of Caregiver Beliefs About Alzheimer Disease in the Social Creation of Dependency Among Persons With Alzheimer DiseaseDownload
It is estimated that over 1.1 million people in Canada will have dementia by 2038 (Alzheimer Society of Canada, 2010). In the caregiving context it is important that independence be maintained for as long as possible. Previous research has shown that caregivers can inadvertently create excess...