Madeline Boscoe

For over twenty years, Madeline Boscoe worked as a RN in health education and advocacy at the Women’s Health Clinic in Winnipeg. Her leadership and activism on such issues as hormone replacement therapy, Depo Provera, silicone breast implants, the legalization of midwifery, and many other women’s health concerns has ensured that the Clinic remains a leader in women’s health and were instrumental in the 1997 Commonwealth Award for Excellence in Women’s Health for the Clinic.

Madeline is a founding member of the Canadian Women’s Health Network (CWHN), and has been the Executive Director of the CWHN since 1995. Boscoe’s vision, tenacity and diplomacy have helped make the CWHN one of the foremost knowledge brokers in the health arena today, developing it as a critical bridge between and among researchers, clinicians, decision-makers, media, women’s community groups, and the public. She has worked hard to make the CWHN a major leader in supporting gender-based analyses of programs and policies that are fully respectful of diversity, and of the role of structural determinants of health, such as poverty, on health status.

  • A Place to Call Home

    Long Term Care in Canada

    Edited by Pat Armstrong, Madeline Boscoe, Barbara Clow, Karen Grant, Margaret Haworth-Brockman, Beth Jackson, Ann Pederson, Morgan Seeley and Jane Springer     March 2009

    Long-term residential care operates in the shadows; too often viewed as a necessary evil best left invisible. This book is takes a different approach. It is about daring to dream about developing alternative forms of long-term, residential care based on an understanding of what exists today and of what is possible in the future. Taking into account the fact that the overwhelming majority of residents and providers are women, the book makes gender a central concern in planning for care that treats both workers and residents with dignity and respect. The chapters do not set out the perfect blueprint for such care. Rather they are thought-provoking essays, based on the research and experiences with care today, intended to stimulate a start in designing long-term care that we would be willing to call home.

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