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dc.contributor.supervisorFerguson, Lyn (Social Work)en
dc.contributor.authorPancoe, Colette
dc.date.accessioned2011-03-31T14:19:14Z
dc.date.available2011-03-31T14:19:14Z
dc.date.issued2011-03-31T14:19:14Z
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/1993/4430
dc.description.abstractThis 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.isoengen_US
dc.rightsinfo:eu-repo/semantics/openAccess
dc.subjectAgingen
dc.subjectPersonal Care Homeen
dc.subjectElderlyen
dc.subjectWomenen
dc.subjectWivesen
dc.subjectNursing Homeen
dc.subjectSpousesen
dc.subjectTransferen
dc.subjectAdmissionen
dc.subjectCaregivingen
dc.subjectMaterial needsen
dc.subjectEmotional needsen
dc.subjectFormal supporten
dc.subjectInformal supporten
dc.subjectGuilten
dc.subjectEntitlementen
dc.subjectObligationen
dc.subjectReciprocityen
dc.subjectFeministen
dc.subjectSocial Worken
dc.titleThe PCH doors swing both ways: the experiences of older women whose husbands have moved to a personal care homeen
dc.typeinfo:eu-repo/semantics/masterThesis
dc.typemaster thesisen_US
dc.degree.disciplineSocial Worken_US
dc.contributor.examiningcommitteeTaylor, Laura (Social Work) Guse, Lorna (Nursing)en
dc.degree.levelMaster of Social Work (M.S.W.)en_US
dc.description.noteMay 2011en


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