Janet Lum

Janet Lum
Ryerson University · Faculty of Arts

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Much of the international literature on health human resources focuses on highly trained, regulated and visible professionals with exclusionary social closure in neo-Weberian terms, such as doctors and nurses. However, researchers and policy makers are now paying more attention to the increasingly important role played by less well-trained, often u...
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This edited text is the second in the series entitled the Sociology of Health Professions: Future International Directions, published by Policy Press. It consists of eleven chapters covering several different aspects of support work and its relationship to the health professions, illustrated with reference to a wide range of different countries. It...
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Informal and mostly unpaid caregivers - spouses, family, friends and neighbours - play a crucial role in supporting the health, well-being, functional independence and quality of life of growing numbers of persons of all ages who cannot manage on their own. Yet, informal caregiving is in decline; falling rates of engagement in caregiving are compou...
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While drawing on different perspectives, the insightful responses of our commentators all highlight the increasingly crucial role of informal, and mostly unpaid caregivers. They also raise key questions. The first question, "how should we refer to caregivers," pushes us to acknowledge the diversity of caregiver characteristics, contexts and roles....
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While drawing on different perspectives, the insightful responses of our commentators all highlight the increasingly crucial role of informal, and mostly unpaid caregivers. They also raise key questions. Thefirst question, "how should we refer to caregivers," pushes us to acknowledge the diversity of caregiver characteristics, contexts and roles. T...
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If the healthcare sky is falling, it is because we have not yet grasped the opportunity to do better. Here we comment on three points in Chappell and Hollander's lead article. First, rather than looking to new federal-provincial mechanisms, which do not currently appear on the political agenda, we propose that federal and provincial governments hon...
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Integrating community-based health and social care has grabbed international attention as a way of addressing the needs of aging populations while contributing to health systems' sustainability. However, integrating initiatives in different jurisdictions work (or do not work) within very various institutional and structural dynamics. The question i...
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Integrating community-based health and social care for older persons is said to help individuals maintain high levels of independence, well-being and quality of life and contribute to health systems sustainability by moderating the demand for costly emergency services and inappropriate hospital care. Rural settings, however, pose challenges distinc...
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We are very grateful to the editors of HealthcarePapers for making this timely journal edition possible, and to our distinguished contributors for sharing their valuable insights on aging at home from local, national and international perspectives. While starting from different points and using different approaches, each contributor has articulated...
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In the summer of 2006, a survey was sent to the 941 senior public administration executives who held the rank and title of deputy minister or assistant deputy minister in the federal, ten provincial and three territorial jurisdictions in Canada. The survey explored, among other variables, age, education, gender, ethno-racial status, aboriginal back...
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Why can many older persons with relatively high needs age successfully at home, while others with similar needs require residential long-term care (LTC)? How can healthcare investments best be balanced to ensure that older persons have access to the most appropriate, cost-effective care?
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Policy analysts have frequently noted the gap between the intentions of policy makers and the effects of a program of change. This paper questions the ability of the implementation process to achieve the objectives of the federal Employment Equity Act. It argues that organizations under the act have not progressed towards employment equity, not bec...
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Issue Understanding episodes of homelessness among Caribbean youth. Introduction The primary goal of the research project was to ascertain patterns, trends, and pathways related to episodes of homelessness among Caribbean youth between the ages of 15 and 25 years old. It examined the literature on homelessness in Canada, generally, and youth homele...
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Collaboration between hospitals and community organisations has been promoted over the past 20 years by various levels of government, hospital associations, health promotion advocates, and others at the state/province, national and international levels as a way to improve the 'efficiency of the system', reduce duplication, enhance effectiveness and...

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