28 Aug 2017

The History of Caring in New Zealand

From Jesse Mulligan, 1–4pm, 2:35 pm on 28 August 2017
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Today's expert has researched caring and its history particularly in New Zealand.

By caring we are talking about looking after those who are unable to take care of themselves, such as children, the disabled and elderly.

Professor Barbara Brookes at Otago University has looked at how caregiving has changed throughout time, but why it is still regarded as a lesser valued profession.

She talks to Jesse about the role of women in the care sector and how beginning and end of life care often falls to them.

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