Earle and Heymann - 2011 - Protecting the health of employees caring for family members with special health care needs

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Source

Earle A, Heymann J

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Year

 2011

Region

 United States/Canada

Type

Journal Article - Observational Study

Objective

Explore whether conditions at work mediate the effects of caregiving demands on caregiver’s health and well-being.

Key Notes/Findings:

  • Access to different types of paid leave buffered the strains of caregiving affecting physical and mental health. 
  • Access to ‘paid sick leave’ mattered most for physical health status while ‘paid family health leave’ moderated mental health status as they afforded different opportunities for self-care.  
  • Inflexible work cultures (i.e., difficult to take time off) were associated with lower mental health scores. 
  • Universal access to paid leave was recommended to protect caregiver health.

Reference:

Earle A, Heymann J. Protecting the health of employees caring for family members with special health care needs. Social Science & Medicine. 2011 Jul;73(1):68–78. Available from: http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0277953611002917


Acknowledgments:

Key Notes/Findings extracted with permission from:

Edelstein H, Schippke J, Sheffe S, Kingsnorth S. Children with medical complexity: a scoping review of interventions to support caregiver stress. Child Care Health Dev [Internet]. 2016 Nov 29 [cited 2016 Dec 5]; Available from: http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1111/cch.12430/abstract

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