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Cain Roy, Professor

Roy Cain

Professor

Emeritus Faculty
School of Social Work

Area(s) of Interest:

Biography

Research & Supervisory Interests

Current research focuses on how people with HIV view their health and health care, and on the changing context of HIV/AIDS social services.  Previous research examined complementary therapy use among people living with HIV, the involvement of service users in community based service organizations, and the evolution of community based HIV/AIDS services.

 

Recent Graduate Supervisions

Supervision (Masters):

  • Extended Care and Maintenance and Termination: When Parents Stop Being Parents
  • Losing Relationship:  Attrition in Frontline Child Protection Staff
  • The Debate Over Joint Custody
  • Heterosexism in Social Work Practice: "Manly Yes, But I Like Him Too!
  • The Changing Face of Modern Day Medical Social Work:  A Professional Challenge or Fight for Survival?
  • The Veil of Secrecy In Adoption Legislation
  • Competence In The Elderly:  Ethical Dimensions of Practice

Education

  • Ph.D., Department of Sociology, McGill University, Montreal, Quebec, 1987
  • M.S.W., School of Social Work, McGill University, Montreal, Quebec, 1982
  • B.S.W., School of Social Work, McGill University, Montreal, Quebec, 1980
 

Teaching

HS3F03 - Social & Cultural Aspects of HIV / AIDS
HS4H03 - Directed Research in Health Studies
SW731 - Critical Analysis of Social Work Practice
 

Research

 

Roy Cain, Evan Collins, Tarik Bereket, Clemon George, Randy Jackson, Alan Li, Tracey Prentice, & Robb Travers (2014) “Challenges to the involvement of people living with HIV in community-based HIV/AIDS organizations in Ontario, Canada.” AIDS Care, 26, 2, 263-266.

Roy Cain, Randy Jackson, Evan Collins, Judy Mill & Kevin Barlow (2013). “The Experience of HIV Diagnosis among Aboriginal People living with HIV/AIDS and Depression.” Qualitative Health Research, 23(6), 815-824.

Roy Cain, Joanne Lush, Jean Bacon, Sergio Rueda, Evan Collins, Alekhya Mascarenhas, Shani Robertson (2012). Being Everything to Everybody: An Environmental Scan of Support Services Provided by AIDS Service Organizations in Ontario. Ontario HIV Treatment Network.

Roy Cain, Randy Jackson, Evan Collins, Judy Mill & Kevin Barlow (2011). “Depression Among Aboriginal People living with HIV in Canada.” Canadian Journal of Community Mental Health, 30(1), 105-20.

Dale Guenter, James Gillett, Roy Cain, Dorothy Pawluch & Robb Travers (2010). “What do People With HIV/AIDS Expect From Their Physicians? Professional Expertise and the Doctor Patient Relationship.” Journal of the International Association of Physicians in AIDS Care (JIAPAC), 9, 341-45.

Roy Cain & Sarah Todd (2009). “The Changing Treatment Context and its Influence on HIVAIDS Social Services.” Qualitative Social Work 8(2) 249-65.

Roy Cain & Sarah Todd (2008). “Managing Change & Constraint in HIV/AIDS Social Services.” Journal of HIV/AIDS Social Services, 7(3), 265-87.

Dorothy Pawluch, Roy Cain & James Gillett (2005). Gendered Experiences of HIV and Complementary Therapy Use. Pp. 189-99 inDoing Ethnography: Researching Everyday Life. Edited by Dorothy Pawluch, William Shaffir and Charlene Miall. Toronto: Canadian Scholars Press.

Roy Cain (2005). Building Community: Gay Men and Choral Singing. Pp. 312-22 in Doing Ethnography: Researching Everyday Life. Edited by Dorothy Pawluch, William Shaffir and Charlene Miall. Toronto: Canadian Scholars Press.

Roy Cain, Michael MacLean & Scott Sellick. (2004) “Giving Support & Getting Help: Informal Caregivers’ Experiences with Palliative Care Services.” Palliative & Supportive Care 2, 1-8.

Sample Conference Presentations

2012 Roy Cain, Joanne Lush, & Alekhya Mascarenhas. "Being Everything to Everybody" An Environmental Scan of Support Services Provided by AIDS Service Organizations (ASOs) across Ontario. Ontario HIV Treatment Network Conference, November.

2011 Roy Cain, Randy Jackson, Tracey Prentice, Judy Mill, Evan Collins & Kevin Barlow (2011). Meanings of HIV Diagnosis among Aboriginal People living with HIV and Depression.” Ontario HIV Treatment Network Conference, November.

2010 A. Li, J. Wong, K. Fung, R. Cain, J. Kapac, J. Murray, R. Zhou, H. Luyombya, J. Maggi, O. Abdulghani, A. Miao, M. Desbiens, F. Ongoiba, D. Nambiar. “HIV Invisibility and Homophobia: key barriers in ethno-racial leaders' readiness to engage in HIV/AIDS work in the Canadian Diaspora communities.” Ontario HIV Treatment Network Conference. Toronto.

2009 Presenter, Pre-conference Session on Critical Social Sciences & Humanities Research in HIV/AIDS, Canadian Association for HIV Research Conference, Vancouver, April.

R. Cain, J. Cattaneo, et al., “Towel Talk: A Brief Counselling Program for Men Using Bathhouses.” Ontario HIV Treatment Network Research Conference, Toronto.

Alan Li (PI) et al.. “Community Engagement Strategy to Involve Ethno-racial faith-based, media and social Justice leaders to Address HIV Stigma & Discrimination. Ontario HIV Treatment Network Research Conference, Toronto.

2008 Roy Cain & Eric Mykhalovskiy. “Invigorating Critical Social Science & Humanities Research in Ontario.” Ontario HIV Treatment Network, Toronto.