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Publications

Selected publications by Laura M. Funk. If you wish to read an article that is not open access, please email Laura.Funk@umanitoba.ca

Books

Funk, L.M. (2016). Sociological Perspectives on Aging (Themes in Canadian Sociology Series). P. Albanese & L. Tepperman, Series Editors. Don Mills, ON: Oxford University Press.

Journal Articles (Selected First-Authored)

Funk, L., Spencer, D., & Herron, R. (2020). Making sense of workplace violence and victimization in health care work: the emotional labour of ‘not taking it personally.’ International Review of Victimology. [Advance online publication at https://journals.sagepub.com/doi/10.1177/0269758020953760].

Funk, L., Herron, R., Spencer, D., & Thomas, S.L. (2020). Aggression and older adults: news media coverage across care settings and relationships. Canadian Journal on Aging. Advance online publication https://doi.org/10.1017/S0714980820000197].

Funk, L.M.,& Outcalt, L. (2020). Maintaining the ‘caring self’ and working relationships: a critically informed analysis of meaning-construction among paid companions in long-term residential care. Ageing and Society, 40(7), 1511-28 [https://doi.org/10.1017/S0144686X19000138]

Funk, L., Stajduhar, K.I., Giesbrecht, M., Cloutier, D., Williams, A., & Wolse, F.  (2020). Applying the concept of structural empowerment to interactions between families and home-care nurses. Nursing Inquiry, 27(1), e12313. Open access at: https://doi.org/10.1111/nin.12313

Funk, L.M., & Hounslow, W. (2019). How do daughters interpret care work as a public issue? Exploring identity, emotion and discourse in the narratives of activist-inclined carers of older parents. Community, Work and Family. [Advance online publication https://doi.org/10.1080/13668803.2019.1681939]

Funk, L.M., & Hounslow, W. (2019). The emotional landscape of accessing formal supports. International Journal of Care and Caring, 3, 531-48. https://doi.org/10.1332/239788219X15622471468519

Funk, L.M., Herron, R., Spencer, D., Dansereau, L., & Wrathall, M. (2019). More than ‘petty squabbles’ – developing a contextual understanding of conflict and aggression among older women in low-income assisted living. Journal of Aging Studies, 48, 1-8. Open access at: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jaging.2018.11.001

Funk, L.,& Hounslow, W. (2019). How formal navigators interpret their roles supporting families. Quality in Ageing and Older Adults,20(1), 10-19. https://doi.org/10.1108/QAOA-04-2018-0016

Funk, L.M., Dansereau, L., & Novek, S. (2019). Carers as system navigators: Exploring sources, processes and outcomes of structural burden. The Gerontologist, 59(3), 426-435. https://doi.org/10.1093/geront/gnx175

Funk, L.M., Peters, S., & Roger, K.S. (2018). Caring about dying persons and their families: Interpretation, practice and emotional labour. Health and Social Care in the Community, 26(4), 519–26.https://doi.org/10.1111/hsc.12559

Funk, L.M., Peters, S., & Roger, K.S. (2017). The emotional labor of personal grief in palliative care: Balancing caring and professional identities. Qualitative Health Research, 27(14), 2211–21. https://doi.org/10.1177/1049732317729139

Funk, L.M, & Roger, K.S. (2017) Implications of the shifting landscape of residential care for volunteers’ lived experiences and role involvement. Ageing International, 42(1), 44–61. https://doi.org/10.1007/s12126-016-9277-z

Funk, L.M.,& Kobayashi, K. (2016). From motivations to accounts: An interpretive analysis of ‘Living Apart Together’ relationships in mid- to late- life. Journal of Family Issues, 37(8), 1101–22. https://doi.org/10.1177/0192513X14529432

Funk, L.M.,Stajduhar, K.I., & Outcalt, L. (2015). What family caregivers learn when providing care at the end of life: A qualitative secondary analysis of multiple datasets. Palliative and Supportive Care, 13,425–33. doi:10.1017/S1478951513001168

Funk, L.M. (2015). Constructing the meaning of filial responsibility: Choice and obligation in the accounts of adult children. Families, Relationships, and Societies, 4(3),383–399. https://dx.doi.org/10.1332/204674314X14110461145506.

Funk, L.M. (2013). Home health care and family responsibility: A critical discourse analysis of talk and text. Healthcare Policy, 9 (Special Issue),86–97. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4750153/

Funk, L.M., Waskiewich, S., & Stajduhar, K.I. (2013-2014). Meaning-making and managing difficult feelings: Providing front-line end of life care. Omega: Journal of Death and Dying, 68(1), 23–43. https://doi.org/10.2190/OM.68.1.b

Funk, L.M., Chappell, N.L., & Liu, G. (2013). Associations between filial responsibility and caregiver well-being: Are there differences by cultural group? Research on Aging, 35(1),78–95. https://doi.org/10.1177/0164027511422450

Funk, L.M.,& Stajduhar, K.I. (2013). Analysis and proposed model of family caregivers’ relationships with home health providers and perceptions of the quality of formal services.Journal of Applied Gerontology, 23(5), 318–28. https://doi.org/10.1177/0733464811408699

Funk, L.M.,Stajduhar, K.I., Cohen, R., Heyland, D., & Williams, A. (2012). Legitimizing and rationalizing in talk about satisfaction with formal health care among bereaved family members. Sociology of Health and Illness, 34(7), 1010–24.doi:10.1111/j.1467-9566.2011.01457.x

Funk, L.M. (2012). ‘Returning the love,’ not ‘balancing the books’: Talk about delayed reciprocity in supporting ageing parents. Ageing and Society, 32(4), 634–54. https://doi.org/10.1017/S0144686X11000523

Funk, L.M., Stajduhar, K.I., & Purkis, M.E. (2011). An exploration of empowerment discourse within home care nurses’ accounts of practice. Nursing Inquiry, 18(1), 66–76. https://doi.org/10.1111/j.1440-1800.2010.00502.x

Funk, L.M., Stajduhar, K., & Cloutier-Fisher, D. (2011). Exploring family caregivers’ rationales for nonuse of formal home health services when caring for a dying family member. Home Health Care Management and Practice, 23(5), 318–28. https://doi.org/10.1177/1084822310384920

Funk, L. (2010). The interpretive dynamics of filial and collective responsibility for aging parents. Canadian Review of Sociology,47(1), 71–92. https://doi.org/10.1111/j.1755-618X.2010.01223.x

Funk, L.M. (2010). Prioritizing parental autonomy: adult children’s accounts of feeling responsible and supporting aging parents. Journal of Aging Studies, 24(1), 57–64. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jaging.2008.03.003

Funk, L.M.,Stajduhar, K.I., Toye, C., Grande, G., Aoun, S., & Todd, C. (2010). Part 2: Home-based family caregiving at the end of life: A comprehensive review of published qualitative research (1998-2008). Palliative Medicine, 24(6), 594–607. https://doi.org/10.1177/0269216310371411

Funk, L.M.,Allan, D.E., & Stajduhar, K.I. (2009). Palliative family caregivers’ accounts of health care experiences: the importance of ‘security.’ Palliative and Supportive Care, 7, 435–47. https://doi.org/10.1017/S1478951509990447

Funk, L.M.& Kobayashi, K. (2009). ‘Choice’ in filial care work: Moving beyond a dichotomy. Canadian Review of Sociology, 46(3), 235–252.https://doi.org/10.1111/j.1755-618X.2009.01213.x

Funk, L.M.& Stajduhar, K.I. (2009). Interviewing family caregivers: Implications of the caregiving context for the research interview. Qualitative Health Research, 19(6), 859–67. https://doi.org/10.1177/1049732309334105

Book Chapters and Encyclopedia Contributions

Funk, L.M. (2019). Fictive kin. In Gu, D., & Dupre, M.E. (Eds.,) Encyclopedia of Gerontology and Population Aging. Springer Publishing, Cham. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-69892-2_16-1

Funk, L.M. (2019). Caregiver identity. In Gu, D., & Dupre, M.E. (Eds.,) Encylcopedia of Gerontology and Population Aging. Springer Publishing, Cham. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-69892-2_6-1

Funk, L.M.& Kobayashi, K. (2011). “Choice” in unpaid intimate labour: adult children with aging parents. In: Benoit, C., and Hallgrímsdóttir, H.K. (Eds.), Valuing Care Work:Comparative Perspectives on Canada, Finland, and Iceland.Pp. 171–92. Toronto, ON:University of Toronto Press.

Other Publications and Reports

Funk, L. (2019). Relieving the Burden of Navigating Health and Social Services for Older Adults and Caregivers. IRPP Study 73. Montreal: Institute for Research on Public Policy.

Funk, L., & Obedzniski, K. (March 26, 2019). Caregiver Recognition Act falls through cracks. OpEd published in the Winnipeg Free Press. https://www.winnipegfreepress.com/opinion/analysis/caregiver-recognition-act-falls-through-cracks-507657372.html

Funk, L. (April 3, 2018). It’s time to care for the caregivers. OpEd published in the Winnipeg Free Press. https://www.winnipegfreepress.com/opinion/analysis/its-time-to-care-for-the-caregivers-478603333.html

Funk, L.M.(Jan 18, 2018). ‘It’s so good that you’re looking after them’: Encouraging critical reflection on the work of affirming valued identities in older adults and their carers. International Network for Critical Gerontology.Blog post available at: http://criticalgerontology.com/valued-identities-carers/

Funk, L. (April 6, 2017) Why we don’t need a ‘Caregiver Recognition Day.’ OpEd published in Winnipeg Free Press. Reprinted in Victoria Times Colonist; Windsor Star; Vancouver Province; Huffington Post; Hamilton Spectator; Waterloo Region Record; Shoreline Weekly Tucumseh; Ottawa Life. Archived at http://evidencenetwork.ca/?s=caregiver+recognition.

  • An updated, French-language translation was released in 2018: “Nous n’avons pas besoin d’une Journée nationale des proches aidants” http://evidencenetwork.ca/nous-navons-pas-besoin-dune-journee-nationale-des-proches-aidants-mais-plutot-de-soutien-et-de-services-de-premiere-ligne/(Reprinted in Huffington Post March 25, 2018)

Funk, L.M. (2012). Shared responsibility? Family caregivers and home care nurses. Canadian Nurse, 108(6), 52. https://www.canadian-nurse.com/en/articles/issues/2012/june-2012/shared-responsibility-family-caregivers-and-home-care-nurses

Funk, L.M.(2012). Manitoba Caregiver Consultation Final Report. Seniors and Healthy Aging Secretariat, Ministry of Healthy Living, Seniors and Consumer Affairs. Winnipeg, MB. 44 pages. Available at: https://www.gov.mb.ca/seniors/docs/caregiver_report.pdf