March Book Discussion: Andrea Freidus and Dena Shenk’s Voices of Long-Term Care Workers

We are hosting a discussion of Andrea Freidus and Dena Shenk’sVoices of Long-Term Care Workers: Elder Care in the Time of Covid-19 and Beyond (Berghahn, 2024) via Zoom on Friday, March 1, 12-1pm (Eastern North America).

About the book: There were many challenges, successes, and concerns in providing long-term care to older adults during the COVID-19 pandemic. Looking at central North Carolina, the authors highlight the implications of providing long-term care to older Americans, with an emphasis on the importance of communication, resilience of staff, and value of human infrastructure. Based on extensive interviews, this collection of essays reflects on the participants’ individual experiences and represents the voices of staff and caregivers working in long-term residential care communities, in-home and community-based programs, as well as regional aging service providers and advocates.

The moderator will be Elana Buch (University of Iowa), known for her work on home care workers and her book Inequalities of Aging (2018).

If you are interested in attending, please contact Cati Coe for access to the reading and the Zoom link.

The remaining book discussions for the year will be:

April 12:          Tanja Ahlin (University of Amsterdam), Calling Family: Digital Technologies and the Making of Transnational Care Collectives (Rutgers University Press, 2023).

May 10            Fumilayo Showers (University of Connecticut), Migrants who Care: West Africans Working and Building Lives in U.S. Health Care (Rutgers University Press, 2023).

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