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working caregivers

iwin research on working caregivers aims to understand the workplace conditions that affect the strain associated with providing care to loved ones. iwin's research on this topic includes caregiving among workers with elder care responsibilities and workers providing care for loved ones diagnosed with cancer.

recent projects include:
informal caregiving, cancer & employment
caring for elders: contemporary conundrum

making it work: informal caregiving, cancer and employment

Principal Investigator: Jennifer Swanberg, Ph.D., UK iwin

This qualitative study identifies the factors that may hinder or enhance a caregiver's ability to informally care for a patient with cancer. In addition, this study discusses the aspects of caregiving that may impede one's ability to adhere to professional work responsibilities.

Support for this research was provided by the University of Kentucky Cancer Control Program and the University of Kentucky Office for Research. For more information, please contact Dr. Jennifer Swanberg at jswanberg@uky.edu.

caring for our elders: a contemporary conundrum for working people

Principle Investigator: Jennifer Swanberg, Ph.D., UK iwin
Terri Kanatzar, MSW,
Marta Mendiondo, Ph.D.,
Margaret McCoskey, MSW


This exploratory study investigates the informal elder care issues that employees confront. This study used qualitative data to gather research about the variety of elder care situations that individuals who provide informal care experience. This study also discusses the motives employee caregivers have for seeking professional elder care services.

For more information, please contact Dr. Jennifer Swanberg at jswanberg@uky.edu.