Event Date: Sep 18, 2019
The Butterfly Model for long-term residential care has received a great deal of attention recently, especially in the Toronto media.
Based on 10 years of international, interdisciplinary research and on a recent study conducted for the City of Toronto, this webinar will consider the central principles in popular models for care, the evidence that supports them and recommendations related to them.
Pat Armstrong, PhD, FRSC, Distinguished Research Professor of Sociology, York University
Pat Armstrong is Professor of Sociology at York University, Toronto. She held a Canada Health Services Research Foundation/Canadian Institute of Health Research Chair in Health Services, is a Distinguished Research Professor in Sociology, and a Fellow of the Royal Society of Canada.
Focusing on equity in the fields of social policy of women, work and the health and social services, she has published widely, co-authoring more than a dozen books and co-editing another dozen, as well as many journal articles, book chapters and technical reports.
She was Chair of Women and Health Care Reform, a group funded for over a decade by Health Canada. Currently, she is Principal investigator of a now ten-year SSHRC-funded project on “Reimagining Long-term Residential Care: An International Study of Promising Practices” and of “Changing Place: Unpaid Work in Public Places. She is also co- investigator on the “Invisible Women: Gender and the Shifting Division of Labour in Long-term Residential Care”, “Seniors- Adding Life to Years: Late Life Issues” and a study comparing nursing home working conditions in Canada and Nordic countries.