In this episode, Mary Jean Hande discusses the challenges of working in long-term care with SALTY Trainees Prince Owusu and Stephanie Chamberlain and Health Care Assistant and SALTY Advisory Group member Cameron Lynam. We discuss how workers are treated as disposable and the importance of properly recognizing, supporting, and valuing the essential roles that these workers play in LTC.
Joined by Special Guests:
Prince Owusu, PhD Candidate, Carleton University
Stephanie Chamberlain, Postdoctoral Fellow, Faculty of Medicine and Dentistry, University of Alberta
Cameron Lynam, Health Care Assistant and SALTY Advisory Group, British Columbia
Mary Jean Hande, Postdoctoral Fellow, Nova Scotia Centre on Aging
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We wish to extend our gratitude to the special guests that join us on each episode to share their personal experiences and insights into the complexities of long-term care. We also acknowledge and thank the SALTY project for supporting this podcast.
Disposability of workers (Chronicle Herald)
Workers essential but essentially under-recognized (Daly, Bourgeault & Aubrecht Stream 2 Op-Ed)
Challenges of properly funding LTC workers (Braedley Stream 2 Op-Ed)
CCPA Ontario report
COVID-19 and the future of LTC - Challenges in the sector