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Anglophone Canadian-born working-class women in eldercare
Christina Mack (author)Si Transken (Thesis advisor)University of Northern British Columbia (Degree granting institution)
Master of Social Work (MSW)
Number of pages in document: 69
This practicum report explains my work experience in a long-term care facility under the supervision of a social worker at Extendicare Bayview in Toronto, Ontario. The primary feature of this report is to gain an in-depth understanding of the challenges of living in a long-term care home, specifically for white Anglophone Canadian-born working-class women. This report features three interviews with three women of the above noted ethnicity and background in an effort to determine what helps make their experiences in long-term care positive, as well as what hinders their well-being. With their written consent, this information was obtained by conducting informal interviews as well as by communicating with residents, their families, and staff and by performing social work duties under the social worker's supervision. Pertinent conversations were preserved in a journal kept only by me. It was concluded, based on my interviews, that loss of independence and limited privacy hindered the well-being of these residents, while activities performed in the home helped their well-being. Recommendations for social work practice with the elderly conclude this report. --P. ii.
Older people -- Care -- Ontario -- Toronto.Social work with older people -- Ontario -- Toronto.Older people -- Services for -- Ontario -- Toronto.