Yesterday I presented at a Carleton University conference titled ‘More Than Getting By: Putting Daily Life at the Heart of Our Struggles’. I was one of the few non-academics – most were scholars in the areas of political economy, women’s studies, sociology or social work. My session was titled ‘The Costs of Care’ . . . → Read More: THE CAREGIVERS’ LIVING ROOM A Blog by Donna Thomson: A Policy Framework to Support Caregivers
Recently, I gave an interview to Kris Bone, a writer with the Puritan Magazine (a Canadian literary journal). Here’s his article about my book, “The Four Walls of My Freedom: Lessons I’ve Learned From a Life of Caregiving” (House of Anansi Press, 2014). My book is available everywhere in Canada and for pre-order in . . . → Read More: THE CAREGIVERS’ LIVING ROOM A Blog by Donna Thomson: An Interview With Me About Caregiving and Writing About Family Life & Ideas
How should family caregivers be supported in society? What is the role of government? What is the role of the private sector? What claim does a person needing care have on his family or on the taxpayer? What is the human worth of people whose needs are high, yet are not employable?
In this interview . . . → Read More: THE CAREGIVERS’ LIVING ROOM A Blog by Donna Thomson: What’s a Fair Deal for Family Caregivers and Their Loved Ones?
My last blog post was about saying ‘I’m fine’ when I am not fine. That got me thinking about the state of being ‘not fine’. For me and for most other caregivers I know personally, that state is most acutely felt when our charge is ill, injured or somehow away from our loving arms.
So, . . . → Read More: THE CAREGIVERS’ LIVING ROOM – A Blog by Donna Thomson: I am Fine if Nick is Fine