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Who cares? The costs and benefits of caregiving  
http://www.cwhn.ca/sites/default/files/PDF/CEWH/RB/bulletin-vol3no1EN.pdf

Discusses the tasks, meanings and consequences of caregiving in the home and in relation to health care reform. Provides synopsis of various research projects conducted by the five Centres of Excellence for Women's Health.

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Published: 2002
The Charlottetown Declaration on the right to care  
http://www.cwhn.ca/sites/default/files/PDF/CEWH/health_reform/charlottetownEN.pdf

Details the fundamental principles for a national home care strategy that ensures equity for both women and men, and recognizes that home care needs to be an integral part of a publicly administered health care system.

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Published: 2002
Women's health care work with children with cancer  
http://www.cewh-cesf.ca/PDF/nnewh/womens-health-cancer.pdf

Focuses on women who care for a child who has cancer in the home, or in liaison with an office or clinic. Attempts to determine what effects this health provision has had on the health of the caregivers, and what particular challenges are associated with in-home caregiving. Presents problems and proposes solutions from the point of view of the mothers.

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Published: 2001
Life long ties

Presents a documentary that profiles three women and a man who have taken on the responsibility of caring for a family member. Includes a round table discussion between caregivers and chrinic care professionals. The video is accomapnied by a booklet with introduces the participants in the video as well as highlighting themes and posing key questions for the viewer.

Published: 1998
"I do it because I love her and I care": snapshots of the lives of caregivers  
http://www.acewh.dal.ca/eng/reports/TeamP-Report-web.pdf

Provides portraits of women caregivers in Nova Scotia. Illuminates similarities and differences among a diverse sample of caregiving experiences.

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Published: 2005
The objective is care: proceedings of the National Think Tank On Gender and Unpaid Caregiving, November 8-10, 2001, Charlottetown  
http://www.cewh-cesf.ca/PDF/health_reform/guc-think-tankEN.pdf

Examines gender differences in caring and the implications for families, policy developers and health care. Debates what these differences mean for women over the course of their lifetimes.

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Published: 2001
Snapshots of the lives of caregivers: "I do it because I love her and I care"  
http://www.cewh-cesf.ca/PDF/acewh/SnapshotsCaregivers.pdf

Illustrates the multiple responsibilities of women primary caregivers in the household, by photographs and narratives.

The Healthy Balance Research program worked to: examine the relationship among unpaid caregiving work (performed on its own or in combination with paid work), empowerment and health status; foster "uptake" of new ideas and practices in policies; promote innovation in programs and health-service delivery that reflects new insights into the values and expectations brought to caregiving and paid work; and, strengthen research capacity in Atlantic Canada by recruiting and retaining health researchers. It was a collaboration between the Atlantic Centre of Excellence for Women's Health (ACEWH), Dalhousie University and the Nova Scotia Advisory Council on the Status of Women (NSACSW).

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Published: 2006
Supporting caregivers of dependent adults in the 21st century  
http://www.cewh-cesf.ca/PDF/acewh/SupportingCaregivers.pdf

Looks at ways of supporting caregivers, both to reduce the consequences and costs of caregiving, and also to ensure the sustainability and quality of the caregiving relationships.

The Healthy Balance Research program worked to: examine the relationship among unpaid caregiving work (performed on its own or in combination with paid work), empowerment and health status; foster "uptake" of new ideas and practices in policies; promote innovation in programs and health-service delivery that reflects new insights into the values and expectations brought to caregiving and paid work; and, strengthen research capacity in Atlantic Canada by recruiting and retaining health researchers. It was a collaboration between the Atlantic Centre of Excellence for Women's Health (ACEWH), Dalhousie University and the Nova Scotia Advisory Council on the Status of Women (NSACSW).

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Published: 2005
Caregiver resilience and the quest for balance: a report on findings from focus groups  
http://www.cewh-cesf.ca/PDF/acewh/TeamQ_Report.pdf

Presents the findings of focus group research into the caregiving experience.

The Healthy Balance Research program worked to: examine the relationship among unpaid caregiving work (performed on its own or in combination with paid work), empowerment and health status; foster "uptake" of new ideas and practices in policies; promote innovation in programs and health-service delivery that reflects new insights into the values and expectations brought to caregiving and paid work; and, strengthen research capacity in Atlantic Canada by recruiting and retaining health researchers. It was a collaboration between the Atlantic Centre of Excellence for Women's Health (ACEWH), Dalhousie University and the Nova Scotia Advisory Council on the Status of Women (NSACSW).

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Published: 2004
A portrait of unpaid care in Nova Scotia  
http://www.cewh-cesf.ca/PDF/acewh/PortraitUnpaidCare.pdf

Looks at the relationship between caregiving and its impact on the health and economic condition of caregivers and individuals who receive care in Nova Scotia.

The Healthy Balance Research program worked to: examine the relationship among unpaid caregiving work (performed on its own or in combination with paid work), empowerment and health status; foster "uptake" of new ideas and practices in policies; promote innovation in programs and health-service delivery that reflects new insights into the values and expectations brought to caregiving and paid work; and, strengthen research capacity in Atlantic Canada by recruiting and retaining health researchers. It was a collaboration between the Atlantic Centre of Excellence for Women's Health (ACEWH), Dalhousie University and the Nova Scotia Advisory Council on the Status of Women (NSACSW).

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Published: 2006