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Q&A with Jo Owens, author of A Funny Kind of Paradise

Jo Owens became a nursing home aide in Canada out of a need for money, and came away with her calling. And from that experience, the pain and the human glory, came her debut novel A Funny Kind of Paradise,… Continue Reading →

Jennifer Gaudet Hefele Leads Research on Care Disparity at Nursing Homes

Reports examining racial and ethnic disparities in the quality of nursing home care typically focus on the very big picture – the collective experience of thousands of residents living in many facilities. Should the same kind of information about individual… Continue Reading →

The Journey Toward Equity in Health Care

This post originally appeared on The Joint Commission Quality Data Download blog. By Jennifer Gaudet Hefele, PhD “If there are differences, they should be known.” –Focus group participant, White female This is what one respondent said when asked whether a… Continue Reading →

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