Event Date: Feb 07, 2024

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Long-term care workers face constraints at many levels and these constraints have been documented for decades as workers navigate needs of increasingly complex resident populations.  This session is about understanding and supporting the mental health of this predominantly female workforce including by using lessons learned through the COVID-19 pandemic. We present highlights and recommendations shared by workers who took part in our mixed methods study (N=485).  Worker recommendations focus on opportunities for improved communication, collaboration and access to resources.  


Dr. Bonnie Lashewicz, Director, MDCH; Professor, Community Rehabilitation & Disability Studies Department of Community Health Sciences, Cumming School of Medicine, University of Calgary
Bonnie Lashewicz, Professor and Graduate Program Director, is part of Community Rehabilitation & Disability Studies in the Cumming School of Medicine.  Bonnie leads a program of qualitative and mixed methods research about responsibilities and identities in relation to an array of disability, mental health disorder and/or chronic disease diagnoses. Bonnie’s program is built on concepts such as resilience, busyness and moral distress.  Her projects include studies of workplace mental health with a focus on how gender and culture intersect with work and mental health.