Home, community and long term care are critical areas with which to focus on the health workforce considerations. Expanding home and community care figured prominently in the Federal Minister of Health’s mandate letter and is a key shared health priority between federal, provincial and territorial governments from Budget 2017. Renewed interest in the Long Term Care health workforce has emerged from critical issues that have emerged from the COVID-19 pandemic. This group will focus on the key health workforce issues across these overlapping sectors.
Ivy Lynn Bourgeault is a Professor of Sociology at the University of Ottawa and a Research Chair in Gender Diversity and the Professions. Ivy has co-led two recent projects focused on the conditions of work and care relationships in home and long term care. As part of the On the Move Partnership, she co-led Lois Jackson the component that examined mobile home care workers in Nova Scotia. As part of the Seniors Adding Life to Years (SALTY) team grant, she co-led with Tamara Daly the Mapping Care Relationships component that examined promising approaches to support care relationships in long term care centres in Nova Scotia, Ontario, Alberta and British Columbia.
Health Workforce Research in Progress:
Daly, T., Bourgeault, I., & Aubrecht, K. (2020). Long-term residential care work: recognized as essential but still essentially under-recognized. IRPP May
Caring For Those Providing Healthcare in the Home (October 28 2019)