4th Annual Ellen M. Gee Memorial Lecture

EGML2006 - “Who's Family and Whose Work?: Blurring the Boundaries in Caring for our Elderly Relatives"
Presented 08 November 2008 by
Dr. Anne Martin-Matthews, Director, CIHR Institute on Aging and Professor, Family Studies, UBC.



Home, family and work life have changed significantly in Canada in the past decade. The delivery of health care services has also changed. What implications do these changes have for the ways in which we provide care and assistance to our elderly relatives? Dr. Anne Martin-Matthews will discuss these issues, and focus specifically on how these factors all intersect when home becomes the site of care. The presentation will draw specifically on the findings of research currently underway in British Columbia.

About the Speaker:

Anne Martin-Matthews has been Scientific Director of the Institute of Aging of the Canadian Institutes of Health Research since 2004. She is a Professor of Family Studies at the University of British Columbia. Her publications include books on widowhood in later life and on the relationship between formal and informal care, and articles on aging, family and health. Her research areas include intergenerational relations and caregiving, home care, women and aging, work-family balance, and aging in rural environments. Her book, Blurring Boundaries: Aging at the Intersection of Work and Family Life (with Judith Phillips, University of Wales), will be published early in 2007.

Educated at Memorial University of Newfoundland and at McMaster University in Ontario, Dr. Martin-Matthews has served on the Boards of the Ontario Gerontology Association and the Canadian Association on Gerontology; as Editor-in-Chief of the Canadian Journal on Aging; on scientific advisory committees for Health Canada and for BC's Michael Smith Foundation for Health Research. She is currently on the Gerontological Advisory Board for Veteran’s Affairs Canada and the national Network for Integrated Care of the Elderly. She is a Fellow of the Gerontological Society of America and of the Canadian Academy of Health Sciences.