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Paid and unpaid care work for older chronically and terminally ill persons

What can we learn from qualitative research?

October 4, 2018 — 

Research into paid and unpaid care work will be front and centre at the Oct. 16 installment of the HLHPRI Research Seminar Series.

In her presentation, Dr. Laura Funk will summarize some of her own research into care work for chronically and terminally ill older adults, illustrating the possibilities of qualitative inquiry in this area.

Her research has examined how paid and unpaid carers make sense of their experiences, preserve valued identities, and negotiate complex normative ideals and emotions surrounding care. Applying a sociological perspective, she has also explored (and critiqued) the broader social contexts which shapes carers’ experiences and interpretations.

Applied Health Sciences PhD candidate Kevin Boreskie [B.Kin/16, M.A./18] is also on the speaking agenda. Boreskie will present Frailty and Cardiovascular Disease Risk Factors prior to Dr. Funk’s talk.

What: Health, Leisure, and Human Performance Research Institute Seminar Series: Paid and unpaid care work for older chronically and terminally ill persons: what can we learn from qualitative research?

Who: Dr. Laura Funk, Associate Professor, Faculty of Arts, Department of Sociology and Criminology, University of Manitoba

When: Tuesday, Oct. 16, 2:30 p.m.

Where: Room 220 Active Living Centre, Fort Garry Campus

Open to the public!



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