Dr. Daly Interviewed in the Toronto Star: Workplace violence plagues personal support workers

Tamara Daly, a health services researcher and associate professor at York University, said research shows at least 40 per cent of personal support workers face workplace violence on a daily basis. Dr. Daly’s health services research shows at least 40 per cent of personal support workers face worplace violence on a daily basis. 

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Tamara Daly, a health services researcher and associate professor at York University, said PSWs face an increased likelihood of abuse in the workplace if a facility is understaffed. (RICHARD LAUTENS / TORONTO STAR)

New Book: Exercising Choice in Long-Term Residential Care

Edited by: Pat Armstrong & Tamara Daly
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“Our research indicates that strategies intended to support choices for long-term care residents must be based on the understanding that care is a relationship involving residents, their families and workers. It also means understanding that appropriate conditions of work are central to care as a relationship that allows residents and their families to exercise choices. Included in those conditions are provisions that allow staff to know residents and families, that give them the time they need to devote to resident care and that encourage staff to use their judgement in responding to the preferences of residents and families. Although what makes up appropriate conditions varies from place to place, we have identified some that are essential to supporting choices.” — The editors

Volunteers’ experiences delivering a community-university chronic disease health awareness program for South-Asian older adults

Polly Ford-Jones and Tamara Daly. (October 20-22, 2016). Volunteers’ experiences delivering a community-university chronic disease health awareness program for South-Asian older adults. Canadian Association on Gerontology 45th Annual Scientific and Educational Meeting, Montreal, Quebec.

 

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Societal Impact of Frailty

(Oct 24, 2016), HRC Frailty Among the Aged in Canada. Parliament Hill, Ottawa, Canada.

Dr. Tamara Daly presented at the  “Frailty Among the Aged in Canada” event organized by Research Canada at Parliament Hill on Ottawa on Oct 24, 2016, which highlighted how frailty among older adults is a critical research and policy issue in Canada.  Representing the York University Centre for Aging Research and Education (YU-CARE) —  a research unit in York’s Faculty of Health —  Daly showcased the Centre’s research under the theme of the “societal impact of frailty”.  She discussed the importance of addressing diversity in aging.  See Research Canada’s website for more information on the event,  http://rc-rc.ca/hrc-frailty-among-aged-canada/

Prescriptive or interpretive regulation at the frontlines of care work in the “three worlds” of Canada, Germany and Norway

Tamara Daly, Jim Struthers, Beatrice Müller, Deane Taylor, Monika Goldmann, Malcolm Doupe and Fröde F. Jacobsen, (2016). “Prescriptive or interpretive regulation at the frontlines of care work in the “three worlds” of Canada, Germany and Norway, Labour / Le Travail, Spring, 77: pp 36-71.

 

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