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dc.contributor.supervisor Sedgwick, Monique G.
dc.contributor.author Bonifacio, Czarina
dc.contributor.author University of Lethbridge. Faculty of Health Sciences
dc.date.accessioned 2021-01-19T19:01:31Z
dc.date.available 2021-01-19T19:01:31Z
dc.date.issued 2020
dc.identifier.uri https://hdl.handle.net/10133/5832
dc.description.abstract The growing demands for direct care providers in home care indicate the need for a sustainable home health care aide (HHCA) workforce in Canada. However, the nature of home care work suggests continued exposure to occupational hazards and risks that cause injury and pain among these workers. Such occupational hazards and risks may affect job retention. The purpose of this study was to examine the experiences of chronic physical pain (CPP) among HHCAs working in private residential homes in Alberta. Using a descriptive qualitative method with purposive sampling, twelve HHCA workers who reported having CPP participated in this study. Data were collected using individual, semi-structured interviews in-person or by telephone. Thematic analysis resulted in the development of the overarching themes of intersecting vulnerabilities and resilience. Findings indicate the need to address or minimize vulnerabilities and to establish a workplace culture that supports the safety and resilience of these essential workers. en_US
dc.language.iso en_US en_US
dc.publisher Lethbridge, Alta. : University of Lethbridge, Faculty of Health Sciences en_US
dc.relation.ispartofseries Thesis (University of Lethbridge. Faculty of Health Sciences) en_US
dc.subject Chronic pain en_US
dc.subject Home care en_US
dc.subject Home nursing en_US
dc.subject Nursing -- Safety measures en_US
dc.subject Pain en_US
dc.subject Work environment -- Safety measures en_US
dc.subject Dissertations, Academic en_US
dc.title The vulnerabilities and resilience of home health care aide workers with chronic physical pain: a descriptive qualitative study in Alberta en_US
dc.type Thesis en_US
dc.publisher.faculty Health Sciences en_US
dc.publisher.department Department of Nursing en_US
dc.degree.level Masters en_US
dc.proquest.subject Occupational safety [0354] en_US
dc.proquest.subject Nursing [0569] en_US
dc.proquest.subject Health sciences [0566] en_US
dc.proquestyes Yes en_US


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