Jeanette A. Auger\
Losing Me, While Losing You
Caregivers Share Their Experiences of Supporting Friends and Family with Dementia
This book provides narrative accounts based on interviews with caregivers of people with dementia and Alzheimer’s disease.
Social Perspectives on Death and Dying, 3rd Edition
This updated third edition takes us through the maze of issues, both social and personal, which surround death and dying in Canada. Topics include euthanasia and medically assisted death, palliative care and hospices, the high incidence of opioid deaths, the impact of cyber bullying in suicide deaths, the sociology of hiv/aids, funeral and burial practices, the high rates of suicide in Canada and dealing with grief and bereavement, among others.
From The Inside Looking Out, 2nd Edition
Competing Ideas About Growing Old.
A unique examination of the differences between the lived experiences of older persons and those who claim to be “experts” on their lives, namely Gerontologists and other providers of care.
Under the Rainbow
A Primer on Queer Issues in Canada
Under the Rainbow is a primer on the social and political history and the everyday practices and processes of living queer lives in Canada.
End-of-Life Decisions for Lesbians and Gay Men
In June 2001, Nova Scotia became the third province to pass legislation that permits same-sex couples to legally register their relationship in order to benefit from similar legal obligations as common-law heterosexual couples. Yet despite this new legislation’s aim to advance equal rights, end-of-life decisions for gays and lesbians remain difficult. Jeannette Auger examines how closeted relationships and the history of discrimination have led many partners to dismiss making decisions about end-of-life issues. This book outlines what partners need to consider to assert their legal rights when necessary.
From the Inside Looking Out
Competing Ideas about Growing Old
Written from the perspective of older persons, this book puts forth the notion that these voices are as important and as necessary as those of a gerontologist’s when documenting the aging experience. There are a number of contradictions between the “realities” of aging produced by professionals and the subjective experiences of older persons as they live their everyday lives. The authors began with collecting literature about aging and for aging populations. They then conducted a series of focus groups and used questionnaires in an attempt to supplement the published information. Personal stories provide depth to the contrast between what it means to grow older and what is really experienced. These stories are generously dispersed throughout the text and come from a number of different perspectives, including Black and Mi’k Maq communities.