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The Right to Care in the Time of COVID
Friday, March 19 / 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm EDT
The Case of Nursing Homes
Speaker Dr. Pat Armstrong is Distinguished Research Professor in Sociology at York University. After the talk there will be a Q&A period.
About the presenter: Dr. Pat Armstrong is Distinguished Research Professor in Sociology at York University and a Fellow of the Royal Society of Canada. She held a CHSRF/CIHR Chair in Health Services and Nursing Research and chaired Women and Health Care Reform, a group funded for over a decade by Health Canada. She has served as Chair of the Department of Sociology at York, Director of the School of Canadian Studies at Carleton University and as a board member of both the Canadian Health Coalition and of the Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives. She was Principal Investigator of the 10-year study “Reimagining Long-term Residential Care: An International Study of Promising Practices” as well as of numerous other research projects’, including a current one on families and COVID.
Focusing on the fields of social policy, of women, work and the health and social services, she has published such books on health care as The Privatization of Care: The Case of Nursing Homes; Wash, Wear and Care. Clothes and Laundry in Long-term Care: Troubling Care: Critical to Care: The Invisible Women in Health Services Wasting Away; The Undermining of Canadian Health Care. Much of this work makes the relationship between women’s paid and unpaid work central to the analysis and is carried out in partnership with unions and community organizations.
Moderated by: Dr. Bryan Evans, Professor, Department of Politics and Public Administration, Ryerson University.