Elder Abuse Increasing, Without Increased Awareness

Elder abuse increasing, without increased awareness by Linda R. Phillips, University of Arizona and Lisa Marie O’Neill, University of Arizona About 16% of older adults are victims of some form of mistreatment and the number of reported cases of elder abuse is steadily increasing. Because of poor record-keeping, however, those of us who study elder abuse … Read More

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Step Out Of The Box And Imagine A New Life For Yourself!

Step out. Step out right now! “Thinking outside of the box” is a phrase that was made popular largely by management professionals. According to Wikipedia, the online encyclopedia, this catchphrase was widely used throughout the 1970s and into the 1980s in the business environment, especially by the highly-paid management consultants. Admittedly, I had this ‘signage’ … Read More

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Finally, Some Changes To Health-Based Discrimination In Canadian Immigration Law

Finally, Some Changes To Health-Based Discrimination In Canadian Immigration Law by Laura Bisaillon, University of Toronto As it currently stands, there is health-based discrimination in Canadian law. The system disadvantages the diseased and disabled. Restrictions preventing people with disease and disability from permanently immigrating are longstanding features of how Canadian borders have been and are … Read More

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Beating Coronavirus Requires Faith Leaders To Bridge Gap Between Religion And Science

Beating coronavirus requires faith leaders to bridge the gap between religion and science by Katherine Marshall While many religious communities have embraced physical distancing measures to slow the spread of the coronavirus, some still encourage gatherings despite strong public health messages that large groups run a significant threat of disease transmission. Some ultra-Orthodox Jewish communities … Read More

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Family: Expanding The Definition Of Family To Reflect Our Realities

Family: Expanding The Definition To Reflect Our Realities by Hilary Rose and Shannon Hebblethwaite The second Monday in February is Family Day in parts of Canada. Started in Alberta in 1990, four additional provinces celebrate this day: British Columbia, Saskatchewan, Ontario and New Brunswick. (Other provinces have holidays reflecting their heritage.) Québec is one of … Read More

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