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University of Alberta Department of Human Ecology

Works: 65 works in 88 publications in 1 language and 680 library holdings
Genres: Handbooks and manuals  Academic theses  Periodicals 
Classifications: GF512.N67, 304.209719
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Most widely held works by University of Alberta
Issues in the North( Book )

6 editions published in 1996 in English and held by 132 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Wounded veterans, wounded families by Janet Fast( )

3 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 51 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"I wish I could just have a break" consequences of supporting adults with disabilities by Janet Fast( )

3 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 48 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Caring contexts of rural seniors : a case study of diversity among older adults in rural communities: phase III - technical report( )

2 editions published in 2006 in English and held by 48 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"I don't think I am 'old' although I am aged" : seniors' perceptions of later-life well-being by Sherry Ann Chapman( )

2 editions published in 2005 in English and held by 48 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Caring contexts of rural seniors : phase I - technical report( )

2 editions published in 2004 in English and held by 48 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Employed family/friend caregivers to adults with disabilities : the impact of public policies on caregivers' costs( )

2 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 46 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A framework and literature review on the economic costs of care : final report by Norah Christine Keating( )

3 editions published in 2014 in English and held by 38 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Evaluation of the current state of knowledge of the economic costs to family/friend caregivers and to employers of caregivers to adults with long-term health problems or disabilities. A systematic scoping review was used to examine the extent, range and nature of research pertaining to those economic costs and to explore major influences on the magnitude of those costs. A gender lens is used given the assumption that costs will be experienced differentially by women and men
The Intersection of Caregiving and Employment across the Life Course by Janet Fast( )

2 editions published in 2014 in English and held by 37 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Study that aims to better understand the interplay between individuals' caregiving and employment across their life course and the cumulative risks to employment, financial security and well-being that caregivers face
Care-related out-of-pocket costs : final report by Karen A Duncan( )

1 edition published in 2015 in English and held by 29 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The economic costs of care to family/friend caregivers : a synthesis of findings by Janet Fast( )

1 edition published in 2015 in English and held by 28 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The University of Alberta Clothing and Textiles Collection disaster contingency plan by University of Alberta( Book )

1 edition published in 2002 in English and held by 14 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Farmers' markets in Alberta : a direct channel of distribution by Alberta( Book )

3 editions published in 1998 in English and held by 7 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Health and social consequences of caregiving for family and friend caregivers of older adults by Sarah J Lucas( )

2 editions published in 2013 in English and held by 5 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

How inspirational sources are adapted towards textile surface designs by Lesley Stafiniak( )

1 edition published in 2013 in English and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Using inspirational sources for generating ideas and stimulating productivity in designing is a significant stage in the design process that impacts designing and design outcomes. Another important aspect during designing is the role of influence on the designer as they work through design projects. This research explores how the adaptations of inspirational sources manifest during the early phase of textile designing. Specifically, it examines how inspirational sources of biological specimens are adapted in designing, with one group of designers using actual biological specimens and the other group using representations of the specimens in the form of photographs. This research attempts to understand the adaptation of inspirational sources and to understand how adaptations occur when sources are presented differently. It also seeks to acknowledge the role of influence in the design process and to explain how it differs from inspiration
Engaging, understanding, and supporting teen fathers by Nicolette Sopcak( )

1 edition published in 2013 in English and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The purpose of this dissertation is to contribute to the sparse body of knowledge on teen fatherhood and to bridge the gap between research on teen fatherhood and the implementation of formal support for young fathers. Three papers identify and discuss three different aspects of teen fatherhood that are important to consider when addressing the disparity between existing research and inadequate formal support. The first paper, "Engaging Young Fathers in Research through Photo-Interviewing" contributes to research in the field by presenting photo-interviewing as alternative to conventional face-to-face interviews with young fathers. The paper reports on possible advantages of using photo-interviewing with a group of young fathers: Photo-interviewing may be less threatening to participants, adds a new (visual) dimension to the data, and can be empowering to participants. However, further research and the development of innovative approaches are needed to more successfully engage young fathers in research. The second paper, "Teen Fatherhood against the Odds: Finding Meaning and Purpose through Fatherhood," reports young fathers' perspectives on their experiences of being a father. The findings of this paper suggest that the transition to fatherhood is a window of opportunity for fathers to turn their lives around, despite past and present adversities. Moreover, the purpose and meaning of fathering a child was found to be central to the young fathers' identities in this study. This paper contributes to the small, emerging body of knowledge that conceptualizes fatherhood as potentially beneficial to young fathers. The third paper, "Features of Successful Programming for Young Fathers," identifies three factors essential for agencies to successfully support young fathers, a vulnerable group that is often overlooked by support agencies. Valuing and welcoming fathers, adopting a male perspective, and providing a safe haven and a secure base were the pivotal elements to connecting with and providing meaningful support to young fathers. These identified factors may assist agencies to implement and improve services for young fathers. This dissertation identifies problematic areas in research and practice on teen fatherhood and offers some direction in how to engage with, learn more about, and successfully support young fathers
Characterization of disability within design process by Afrin Anowar Biswas( )

1 edition published in 2013 in English and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

It is often assumed during product design that the product will be used by individuals who have two working eyes, ears, legs, feet, hands in addition to the ability to mentally process information in a very coherent way. Such assumptions during the design process negate the experiences of people with disabilities who have developed various useful strategies to cope with barriers and hazards they encounter everyday. The experiences and expertise of people with disabilities are very important in evaluating existing products and places as well as news designs in developments. One such instance where designers appreciated the experiences and opinions of people with disabilities and included them in the design process is the renovation of the Premier's Council (PC) office space. Retrospective case study of the design process for PC office renovation is highlighted in this study to understand how disability is characterized in different ways and then designed into a physical space. The Premier's Council is located in Edmonton, Alberta and was designed by architect Ron Wickman. The Council office embodies disability in overt ways through physical cues that tell a story of different kinds of disability. More interesting, however, is how the designer and design team got to the finished product through their understanding and characterization of the concept of disability. Although human actors (architect, clients, etc.) drove the process, it was the nonhuman actors (e.g., guidelines, policies and other objects) that became highly significant. The results of the study unravel an immensely complex heterogeneous network of human and non-human actors that contributes towards understanding how disability is situated in design process
Five building blocks : a study of Madeleine Vionnet's construction techniques explained to the novice through the exploration of five patterns by Betty Kirke by Therese Martinez-Yu( )

1 edition published in 2013 in English and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The aim of this research was to study French fashion designer Madeleine Vionnet's innovative garment construction techniques through dress patterns generated by Betty Kirke. Kirke, an American entrepreneur and costume conservator, conducted extensive artifact-based research, focusing on pattern design and engineering, as well as on Vionnet's life and times. Vionnet used the structural properties of the fabric as a foundation for her bias-cut creations rather than relying on aesthetic considerations alone. I use this case study to break down the process for a novice learner; I have reproduced five key patterns created by Kirke and suggested by her as the cornerstone of Vionnet's work. Using reflexive methodology, I describe the draping procedure step-by-step, and identify technical issues novices may have difficulty with. Through my struggle with the complicated draping process, my deficiency of technical knowledge, and my modern fashion bias, I come to a greater understanding of both women
Exploring spirit at work : the interconnectedness of personality, personal actions, organizational features, and the paths to spirit at work by Val Kinjerski( )

1 edition published in 2004 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Targeting TB : sociocultural factors affecting tuberculosis treatment and prevention in aboriginal and immigrant populations in Alberta : a multimethod collaborative study by Nancy Gibson( Book )

1 edition published in 2002 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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