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Changing the Culture and Context of Care (WEBINAR)
November 29, 2022 @ 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm
The culture and context of health and community care systems to support family caregivers must be improved. Our consultations, and those of other caregiving scholars, found ingrained practices, attitudes, policies, and traditions do not support consideration of the family caregiver’s own needs, nor do they enable support provision to family caregivers. Culture is deeply embedded in people’s values, assumptions, behaviors, and attitudes. In essence, culture develops in the context of everyday practice. Helen Bevan (Chief Change Officer in the UK Health System) said that to transform the culture and context of care, we need to change hearts and minds at scale. This webinar aims to answer the question, “What strategies and policies are needed to change the culture and context of care to support family caregivers?”
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Speaker: Emily Holzhausen, Policies to support family carers in the UK and Advice for Canadians
Emily Holzhausen is the OBE Director of Policy and Public Affairs Carers UK, and leads on Carers UK policy, parliamentary, research and media work, encompassing many issues relating to caring including employment. She was responsible for Carers UK’s Advice and Information services for 15 years, transforming the service into a wider digital offer. She has worked on two successful Private Members Bills and numerous pieces of legislation which have introduced carer’s rights. She leads Carers Week, one of the UK’s biggest awareness weeks, that involves thousands of local events and established Carers Rights Day now in its 19th year. Research and evidence have been at the heart of her work in order to demonstrate how change and practice can benefit carers. She has undertaken over 40 pieces of original research into carers and caring, most recently with her team delivering Caring Behind Closed Doors, (April 2020) . This is one of the first major pieces of research on carers globally, with Caring behind closed doors: six months on (October 2020).
Speaker: Dr. Susan C. Reinhard, Policy Work to Support American Family Caregivers and Advice for Canadians.
Susan C. Reinhard, RN, PhD, FAAN is senior vice president and director of the AARP Public Policy Institute and chief strategist for both the Center to Champion Nursing in America (CCNA) and family caregiving initiatives. CCNA (an initiative of AARP Foundation), AARP and the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, are national initiatives to ensure America has the nurses it needs to provide care in the future.
Susan is a nationally recognized expert in health and long-term care policy, with extensive experience in conducting, directing, and translating research to promote policy change. Previously, she served as professor and co-director of Rutgers Center for State Health Policy, directing several national initiatives who aim to help people with disabilities of all ages live in their communities. See: RAISE Family Caregivers Act Initial Report to Congress and Social WOrkers Supporting Family Caregivers. On September 22, 2021, the Recognize, Assist, Include, Support, and Engage (RAISE) Act Family Caregiving Advisory Council delivered its initial report to Congress .Carol Fancott, “Co-designing policy guidance with and for essential care partners: Moving policy into action”