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dc.contributor.supervisor Ferguson, Lyn (Social Work) en
dc.contributor.author Pancoe, Colette
dc.date.accessioned 2011-03-31T14:19:14Z
dc.date.available 2011-03-31T14:19:14Z
dc.date.issued 2011-03-31T14:19:14Z
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/1993/4430
dc.description.abstract This qualitative exploratory research study examined the experiences of older women (over age 55) whose husbands had been admitted to a personal care home (PCH) in Winnipeg, Manitoba within the previous twelve (12) months. In-depth, semi-structured, one-on-one interviews were conducted with six (6) women. Socialist feminist and feminist caregiving theoretical frameworks along with narrative analysis were used gain insight into the participants’ needs surrounding their experiences of the admission. Findings include the fact that changes in women’s formal and informal supports began occurring years before their husbands’ admissions. The all-encompassing role as caregiver for their families continued to be central in their lives even after the admission. While women met their material and emotional needs through a range of formal and informal services, the participants were more likely to see needs met through informal means. Themes emerging from the research included those of guilt, entitlement, obligation, and reciprocity. en
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dc.language.iso en_US
dc.subject Aging en
dc.subject Personal Care Home en
dc.subject Elderly en
dc.subject Women en
dc.subject Wives en
dc.subject Nursing Home en
dc.subject Spouses en
dc.subject Transfer en
dc.subject Admission en
dc.subject Caregiving en
dc.subject Material needs en
dc.subject Emotional needs en
dc.subject Formal support en
dc.subject Informal support en
dc.subject Guilt en
dc.subject Entitlement en
dc.subject Obligation en
dc.subject Reciprocity en
dc.subject Feminist en
dc.subject Social Work en
dc.title The PCH doors swing both ways: the experiences of older women whose husbands have moved to a personal care home en
dc.degree.discipline Social Work en
dc.contributor.examiningcommittee Taylor, Laura (Social Work) Guse, Lorna (Nursing) en
dc.degree.level Master of Social Work (M.S.W.) en
dc.description.note May 2011 en


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