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Supporting Older Women in Ways that Work — MIRA One Topic, Two Disciplines

Online Event

29/09/2022, 12:00 pm - TO 29/09/2022 - 1:00 pm

Organizer: McMaster Institute for Research on Aging

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Drs. Saara Greene (Professor, School of Social Work, Faculty of Social Sciences) and Alison Shea (Assistant Professor, Obstetrics & Gynecology, Faculty of Health Sciences) will discuss the complex challenges associated with addressing women’s health – and the ways interdisciplinary approaches may bridge the gaps. Click here to register

Although there has been increased visibility of and attention on the experiences of older women within cultural, social, medical and public health discourses, there continues to be a pathologizing approach to addressing women’s bodily experiences as they age. Health and social care research on women and aging often frames women’s bodily experiences as bodies at risk and/or that need to be controlled, often excluding the lived experiences of women in determining what they need.