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The Icy Path: Accounting for Weather in the Care and Support of Vulnerable Populations in the Home and Community | OMICS International | Abstract
ISSN: 2471-9846

Journal of Community & Public Health Nursing
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Short Communication

The Icy Path: Accounting for Weather in the Care and Support of Vulnerable Populations in the Home and Community

Gillian M Joseph1, Nicole M Yantzi2 and Mark W Skinner3*

1Clear Pane Research Services, Canada

2School of the Environment, Laurentian University, Canada

3Department of Geography, Trent University, Canada

*Corresponding Author:
Mark Skinner
Department of Geography
Trent University, 1600 West Bank Drive
Peterborough, Ontario, Canada
Tel: 00 1 705 748 1011
Fax: 00 1 705 748 1205
E-mail: [email protected]

Received date: October 02, 2015; Accepted date: October 29, 2015; Published date: November 05, 2015

Citation: Joseph GM, Yantzi NM, Skinner MW (2015) The Icy Path: Accounting for Weather in the Care and Support of Vulnerable Populations in the Home and Community. J Comm Pub Health Nursing 1:104. doi:10.4172/2471-9846.1000104

Copyright: © 2015 Joseph GM, et al. This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited.


Abstract

This short communication reviews an emergent body of qualitative health research into the connections between weather and care. It focuses on a series of recent Canadian studies that have examined the important yet underresearched every day, often taken-for-granted aspects of weather in the care and support in the home and community. It calls for governments, health care organizations, and service and support providers to recognize and account for the impacts that weather has on vulnerable individuals and care workers.

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