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Giesbrecht, M.

Caregiving at the margins: An ethnographic exploration of family caregivers experiences providing care for structurally vulnerable populations at the end-of-life

Background: People experiencing structural vulnerability (e.g. homelessness, poverty, racism, criminalization of illicit drug use and mental health stigma) face significant barriers to accessing care at the end-of-life. 'Family' caregivers have the potential to play critical roles in providing care to these populations, yet little is known regarding 'who' caregivers are in this context and what their experiences may be.

Mon, 11/16/2020 - 11:19

Perspectives from the frontlines: palliative care providers' expectations of Canada's compassionate care benefit programme

Recognising their valuable role as key informants, this study examines the perspectives of front-line palliative care providers (FLPCP) regarding a social benefit programme in Canada designed to support family caregivers at end-of-life, namely the Compassionate Care Benefit (CCB). The CCB’s purpose is to provide income assistance and job security to family caregivers who take temporary leave from employment to care for a dying family member.

Thu, 07/20/2017 - 15:09