Care work, practices, and delivery

The research produced by YU-CARE members and associates along the theme of care practices, care work, and care delivery are impactful at the individual, organizational, and societal levels. Research spans from topics including:

  • Care work policies & their impact;
  • Labour, gender, and precarity; and
  • Care delivery.

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Care Work Policies & Their Impact

  1. Virdo, G., & Daly, T. (2019). How do supervisor support and social care matter in long-term care? Correlates of turnover contemplation among long-term care facility workers. International Journal of Care and Caring. [abstract]
  2. Lowndes, R., Daly, T., & Armstrong, P. (2018). “Leisurely Dining”: Exploring how work organization, informal care, and dining spaces shape residents’ experiences of eating in long-term residential care. Qualitative Health Research, 28(1), 126–144.
  3. Brassolotto, J., Daly, T., Armstrong, P., & Naidoo, V. (2017). Experiences of moral distress by privately hired companions in Ontario's long-term care facilities. Quality in ageing and older adults, 18(1), 58–68. [PDF]
  4. Ford-Jones, P., & Daly, T. (2017). Volunteers' experiences delivering a community-university chronic disease health awareness program for South Asian older adults. Journal of Community Health, 42(6), 1148-1155. [PDF]
  5. Meisner, B. A., & Binnington, L. E. (2017). I’m so glad you’re here: Positive aspects of informal caregiving. Journal of the American Geriatrics Society, 65(1), 25-26.
  6. Armstrong, H. & Daly, T. J. & Choiniere, J. A. (2016). Policies and Practices: The Case of RAI-MDS in Canadian Long-Term Care Homes. Journal of Canadian Studies/Revue d'études canadiennes50(2), 348-367. University of Toronto Press.
  7. Brassolotto, J., & Daly, T. (2016). Scarcity discourses and their impacts on renal care policy, practices, and everyday experiences in rural British Columbia. Social Science & Medicine, 152, 138-146.
  8. Daly, T., Struthers, J., Müller, B., Taylor, D., Goldmann, M., Doupe, M., & Jacobsen, F. F. (2016). Prescriptive or Interpretive Regulation at the Frontlines of Care Work in the "Three Worlds" of Canada, Germany and Norway. Labour (Committee on Canadian Labour History), 77, 37–71.
  9. Syed, I., Daly, T., Armstrong, P., Lowndes, R. Chadoin, M., Naidoo, V. (2016). How do work hierarchies and strict divisions of labour impact care workers’ experiences of health and safety? Case studies of long term care in Toronto. The Journal of Nursing Home Research Sciences. Volume 2, p. 1-9.
  10. Baines, D., & Daly, T. (2015). Resisting regulatory rigidities: Lessons from front-line care work. Studies in Political Economy, 95(1), 137-160.
  11. Daly, T. (2015). Dancing the two-step in Ontario’s long-term care sector: Deterrence regulation = consolidation. Studies in Political Economy, 95:1, 29-58.
  12. Sidani, S. & Fox, M. (2014). Patient-Centered Care: Clarification of its Specific Elements. Journal of Interprofessional Care, 28(2), 134-141.
  13. Mitchell, G. J. (2013). Implications of Holding Ideas of Evidence-Based Practice in Nursing. Nursing Science Quarterly, 26(2), 143–151.
  14. Mitchell, G. J., Cross, N., Wilson, M., Biernacki, S., Wong, W., Adib, B., & Rush, D. (2013). Complexity and health coaching: Synergies in nursing. Nursing Research and Practice2013.
  15. Daly, T., & Szebehely, M. (2012). Unheard voices, unmapped terrain: care work in long-term residential care for older people in Canada and Sweden. International journal of social welfare, 21(2), 139–148. [PDF]
  16. Meisner, B. A. (2012). Physicians’ attitudes toward aging, the aged, and the provision of geriatric care: A systematic narrative review. Critical Public Health, 22(1), 61-72.
  17. Banerjee, A., Daly, T., Armstrong, P., Szebehely, M., Armstrong, H., & Lafrance, S. (2012). Structural violence in long-term, residential care for older people: comparing Canada and Scandinavia. Social science & medicine (1982), 74(3), 390–398.
  18. Daly, T., Banerjee, A., Armstrong, P., Armstrong, H., & Szebehely, M. (2011). Lifting the ‘Violence Veil’: Examining Working Conditions in Long-term Care Facilities Using Iterative Mixed Methods. Canadian Journal on Aging / La Revue Canadienne Du Vieillissement, 30(2), 271-284.
  19. Kontos, P. C., Miller, K., Mitchell, G. J., & Cott, C. A. (2010). Dementia care at the intersection of regulation and reflexivity: A critical realist perspective. Journal of Gerontology66B(1), 119-128.
  20. Kontos, P. C., Miller, K., & Mitchell, G. J. (2009). Neglecting the importance of the decision making and care regimes of personal support workers: A critique of standardization of care planning through the RAI/MDS. The Gerontologist50(3), 352-362.
  21. Armstrong, P., & Armstrong, H. (2005). Public and Private: Implications for Care Work. The Sociological Review, 53(2_suppl), 167–187.
  22. Bourgeault, I. L., Armstrong, P. , Armstrong, H. , Choiniere, J. , Lexchin, J. , Mykhalovskiy, E. , Peters, S. and White, J. (2001), Everyday experiences of implicit rationing: comparing the voices of nurses in California and British Columbia. Sociology of Health & Illness, 23: 633-653.
  23. White, J. P., Armstrong, H. , Armstrong, P. , Bourgeault, I. , Choiniere, J. and Mykhalovskiy, . E. (2000), The impact of managed care on nurses’ workplace learning and teaching. Nursing Inquiry, 7: 74-80.

Labour, Gender, and Precarity

  1. Baines, D., & Daly, T. (2019). Borrowed time and solidarity: The multi-scalar politics of time and gendered care work, social politics. International Studies in Gender, State & Society. 1-20.
  2. Pritlove, C., Safai, P., Angus, J. E., Armstrong, P., Jones, J. M., & Parsons, J. (2019). "It's hard work": A feminist political economy approach to reconceptualizing "work" in the cancer context. Qualitative Health Research29(5), 758-773 [PDF].
  3. Baines, D., Charlesworth, S., & Daly, T. (2016). Underpaid, unpaid, unseen, unheard and unhappy? Care work in the context of constraint. Journal of Industrial Relations, 58(4), 449–454.
  4. Barken, R., Daly, T. J., & Armstrong, P. (2016). Family matters: The work and skills of family/friend carers in long-term residential care. Journal of Canadian Studies, 50(2), 321-347.
  5. Brassolotto, J., & Daly, T. (2016). Domesticating dialysis: A feminist political economy analysis of informal renal care in rural British Columbia. The Canadian Geographer / Le Géographie Canadien.
  6. Chadoin, M., Messing, K., Daly, T., & Armstrong, P. (2016). ≪ Si ce n’est pas documenté, ça n’a pas été fait ≫: quand les indicateurs de gestion escamotent le travail invisible des femmes [≪ If it's not documented, it's not done ≫: Management indicators of workload can leave women's work invisible]. PISTES, 18(2), 4830 [PDF].
  7. Daly, T. & Armstrong, P. (2016) “Liminal and invisible long-term care: precarity in the face of austerity” Journal of Industrial Relations, special issue on Care Work.
  8. Banerjee, A. B., Armstrong, P., Daly, T., Armstrong, H., & Braedley, S. (2015). “Careworkers don't have a voice:” Epistemological violence in residential care for older people. Journal of Aging Studies, 33, 28-36.
  9. Daly, T., Armstrong, P., & Lowndes, R. (2015). Liminality in Ontario’s long-term care facilities: Private companions’ care work in the space ‘betwixt and between.’ Competition & Change, 19(3), 246–263.
  10. Armstrong, P. (2013). Puzzling skills: Feminist political economy approaches. Canadian Sociological Association50(3), 256-283 [PDF].
  11. Armstrong, P. (2013). Time, race, gender, and care: Communicative and strategic action in ancillary care commentary on Carol Levine's “caring for money”. International Journal of Feminist Approaches to Bioethics6(2), 118-121. [abstract [PDF]]
  12. Armstrong, P., Armstrong, H. (2008). Bringing it home: Women's health work. Women's Health and Urban Life, 7(2), 6-15 [PDF].
  13. Armstrong, P. (2007). Back to basics: Seeking pay equity for women in Canada. Labour & Industry, 18(2), 11-32.
  14. Armstrong, P., & Armstrong, H. (2002). Thinking it through: Women, work and caring in the new millennium. Canadian Woman Studies, 21:1, 44-50.

Care Delivery

  1. Fox, M. T., Sidani, S., Butler, J. I., & Tregunno, D. (2017). Nurses’ Perspectives on the Geriatric Nursing Practice Environment and the Quality of Older People’s Care in Ontario Acute Care Hospitals. Canadian Journal of Nursing Research, 49(2), 94–100.
  2. Gagliese, L., Rodin, R., Chan, V., Stevens, B. and Zimmermann, C. (2016) ‘How do healthcare workers judge pain in older palliative care patients with delirium near the end of life?’, Palliative and Supportive Care, 14(2), 151–158. 
  3. Fox, M. T., Butler, J. I., Persaud, M. , Tregunno, D. , Sidani, S. and McCague, H. (2016), A Multi‐Method Study of the Geriatric Learning Needs of Acute Care Hospital Nurses in Ontario, Canada. Research Nursing & Health, 39: 66-76.
  4. Lowndes, R., Armstrong, P., & Daly, T. (2015). The meaning of 'dining': The social organization of food in long-term care. Food studies, 4(1).
  5. Hum, S., Cohen, C., Persaud, M., Lee, J., Drummond, N., Dalziel, W., & Pimlott, N. (2014). Role expectations in dementia care among family physicians and specialists. Canadian Geriatrics Journal17(3), 95-102.
  6. Fox, M.T. (2013). The Acute Care for Elders (ACE) model: Nursing interventions for optimal outcomes. Perspectives, Journal of the Canadian Gerontological Nursing Association, 36(2), 16-17.
  7. Fox, M., Persaud, M., Maimets, I., Brooks, D., O’Brien, K., & Tregunno, D. (2013).    Effectiveness of early discharge planning for older adults acutely admitted to hospital: A systematic review. BMC Geriatrics, 13:70. [PDF]
  8. Fox, M.T., Sidani, S., Persaud, M., Maimets, I., Tregunno, D., & Brooks, D., O’Brien, K. (2013). Acute Care for Elders (ACE) Components of Acute Geriatric Unit Care: Systematic Descriptive Review. Journal of the American Geriatrics Society, 61(6), 939 - 946. [PDF]
  9. Wagner, L.M., Vaughan Dickson, V., Shuluk, J., Richards, J., Fox, M., & Capezuti, E. (2013). Nurses’ Knowledge of Geriatric Nursing Care in Canadian NICHE Hospitals. Perspectives, Journal of the Canadian Gerontological Nursing Association, 36(3), 6-14. [PDF]
  10. Fox, M. T., Persaud, M., Maimets, I., O'Brien, K., Brooks, D., Tregunno, D., & Schraa, E. (2012). Effectiveness of acute geriatric unit care using acute care for elders components: a systematic review and meta-analysis. Journal of American Geriatrics Society60, 2237-2245. [PDF]
  11. Jonas-Simpson, C., Mitchell, G. J., Carson, J., Whyte, C., Dupuis, S., & Gillies, J. (2012). Phenomenological shifts for healthcare professionals after experiencing a research‐based drama on living with dementia. Journal of Advanced Nursing68(9), 1944-1955.
  12. Janes, N., Fox, M., Lowe, M., McGilton, K., & Schindell-Martin, L. (2009). Facilitating best practice in aged care: Exploring influential factors through critical incident technique. International Journal of Older People Nursing, 4(3), 166-176.
  13. Pimlott, N.J.G., Persaud, M., Drummond, N., Cohen, C.A., Silvius, J.L., Seigel, K., Hollingworth, G.R., Dalziel, W.B. (2009). Family physicians and dementia care in Canada. Canadian Family PhysicianMay 2009, 55 (5) 508-509.e7 [PDF]
  14. Pimlott, N.J.G., Siegel, K., Persaud, M., Slaughter, S., Cohen, C., Hollingworth, G., Cummings, S., Drummond, N., Dalziel, W., Sylvius, J., Pringle, D., Eliasziw, T. (2006). Management of dementia by family physicians in academic settings. Canadian Family Physician Sep 2006, 52 (9) 1108-1109. [PDF]