Wednesday, November 24, 2010

Book Launch Celebrates Women Who Care

Women Who Care, a collection of women’s stories about health care and caring, is being launched at the Women’s Health Resources, Foothills Medical Centre, Room 160 on Thursday, November 25 from 1:00 pm to 2:30 p.m.

Patricia Thille, one of the editors of the book, is currently a PhD student at the University of Calgary. She will read excerpts and talking about the experiences of “women who care.” Copies of the book will be available for $19.95 and are also available through Shelf Life Books.

Through these moving, funny, and sometimes poignant poems and stories, women from across Canada share their personal and professional experiences as caregivers in various stages of their lives and careers. The women discuss personal health and illness, seeking care from others, and being lay caregivers to their children, partners, aging parents and extended family. Some work as health care professionals, other work in community centres and shelters, as activists in women’s health or as health policy-makers.

This event is presented through the Women's Health Knowledge Centre (WHKC) which works closely with the Women's Health Resources to serve women of all ages, educational backgrounds & socioeconomic levels. Women's Health Resources is a program under the Women's Health Outpatient Programs at the Foothills Medical Centre. Services provided include professional health & well-being information, and support for women, such as counseling and, health & wellness workshops. Patients and workshop attendees can obtain health information and borrow materials from the WHKC.

Contact: Donna Livingstone, Director of Communications for Libraries & Cultural Resources at the University of Calgary by email for more details

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