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#CNAs who also balance #family caregiver roles make more trips to ER than their peers

#CNAs who also balance #family caregiver roles make more trips to ER than their peers

August 5, 2015

A new study by WFHN researchers, including Harvard Pop Center fellow Jessica Williams, PhD, reveals that CNAs who also care for children or elders (double duty) and those who care for both generations (triple duty) utilize acute care services (emergency room and other urgent care facilities) more than those CNAs without those same informal, family caregiving …

Job stress that impacts family life linked to increased cardiometabolic risk #workfamilyconflict

Job stress that impacts family life linked to increased cardiometabolic risk #workfamilyconflict

May 20, 2015

A WFHN study of nursing home employees found that job stress that impacts family life (work-to-family conflict) is linked to increased cardiometabolic risk, whereas being married and having younger children at home was protective against this increased risk. Lisa Berkman is lead author on study, published in the Journal of Occupational Health Psychology, which also found that family conflict that impacted work life (family-to-work conflict) was …

Researchers, Learn to Access & Use Data from @Workfamilyhlth study @PAA2015 Annual Meeting

Researchers, Learn to Access & Use Data from @Workfamilyhlth study @PAA2015 Annual Meeting

March 4, 2015

There will be a free workshop on how to access and use the datasets from Work, Family & Health Network study at the upcoming 2015 annual meeting of the Population Association of America (PAA) in San Diego. The hands-on workshop will take place on Wednesday, April 29, 8:00 - 11:00 a.m. at the Hilton San Diego Bayfront (Room Aqua 311ab).

Is Work-family Conflict a Multilevel Stressor Linking Job Conditions to Mental Health?

Is Work-family Conflict a Multilevel Stressor Linking Job Conditions to Mental Health?

March 3, 2015

A study by WFHN researchers that explores work-to-family conflict in the context of both individual- and team-level work conditions has been published as a chapter in the book series Research in the Sociology of Work. Authors of the study include Network researchers Phyllis Moen, Anne Kaduk, Ellen Ernst Kossek, Leslie Hammer, Orfeu M. Buxton, Emily O’Donnell, David Almeida, Kimberly Fox, Eric Tranby, J. Michael Oakes, and Lynne Casper.