For institutional, community and scientific stakeholders, an essential first step in supporting caregivers is recognition — not just the caregiver’s ability to recognize and appreciate their role, but also the ability of those around them.
During this webinar, the speakers will facilitate a discussion on what can be done within the Health and Social services, as well as within non-governmental organizations, to promote recognition and self-recognition among caregivers. They will draw upon a literature review conducted by the Quebec Observatory on Caregiving regarding the definitions, benefits, and challenges of recognition and self-recognition, as well as practices that exists, here and elsewhere, to promote them.
Based on this work, four practices will be presented:
- The Family Caregiver Identity Scale (Elise Eifert)
- Carer Passport – Hospitals (Carers UK)
- Carer Passport – Employment (Carers UK)
- The “Jeu des 7 familles” (L’Appui for caregivers)
Important considerations and issues related to the implementation of recognition and self-recognition practices in various settings will also be discussed.