Sons in the Workplace: The Role of Male Caregivers

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Sons in the Workplace: The Role of Male Caregivers

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Consider these statistics, from The Eldercare Study: Everyday Realities and Wishes for Change, with data from the 2008 National Study of the Changing Workforce*:

On average, women spend 9.1 hours a week providing care (or an average of 6.4 hours providing in-person care and an average 2.7 hours providing indirect care).
Men spend an average total of 5.7 hours as caregivers (or an average 3.4 hours providing in-person care and an average 2.2 hours providing indirect care).
In 2008, men who were caregivers experienced more work-family conflict than did women who were caregivers. That year, 49 percent of men experienced “some” or “a lot” of conflict compared with 42 percent of women. It is unclear why men experienced more conflict, but perhaps the role of caregiving is newer to them than it is to women and thus the demands are experienced more intensely, the report noted.

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Perspective about employed caregivers

Links:

https://www.caregiverstress.com/stress-management/daughters-in-the-workplace/role-of-male-caregivers/

Men Are Family Caregivers, Too

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Men Are Family Caregivers, Too

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About four in 10 family caregivers are men—sons, husbands, brothers, sons-in-law, or neighbors. We are nearly always ignored in discussions about caregiving, lost in the stereotype of the family caregiver as a 40-something daughter.

Thoughts:

Good intro article in Forbes

Links:

https://www.forbes.com/sites/howardgleckman/2017/04/12/men-are-family-caregivers-too/#2fc5a83571b3

AARP videos: Male Caregivers

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AARP videos: Male Caregivers

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In many respects, male caregivers resemble their female counterparts. Yet, men, be more uncomfortable with hands-on personal care, although such intimate interactions can be difficult for caregivers of any gender. They say they are less likely to open up to others when they feel stressed or overwhelmed by caregiving responsibilities.

Thoughts:

Set of six short videos about men as caregivers

Links:

http://videos.aarp.org/search?q=male%20caregiving

Attacking the Opioid Crisis on a Budget

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Attacking the Opioid Crisis on a Budget

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Political talk is cheap, substance abuse programs are expensive, and the nature of the crisis demands fast action. Sadly, while an official ‘public health emergency’ declaration helps, it doesn’t give a quick infusion of cash to help embattled front line substance abuse workers. To allocate funds, the Health and Human Services (HHS) budget (that currently cuts $4B in funding) must be revised so that Congress has funds to allocate. As it looks like the crisis will continue to be fought on a shoestring, in addition to immediate definitional changes to access existing funds, it’s time to get the biggest bang for addiction intervention bucks: prevention innovation.

Thoughts:

Interesting. Innovative

Links:

https://www.linkedin.com/pulse/public-health-emergency-requires-innovation-attacking-amy-baxter-md/