Rita Adamski interview conducted by Michael Robert Bussel, 2014-12-05
Interview with Rita Adamski about her career as a home care worker. She talks about how she got into the profession, her training, what a "typical day" is like, how she balances being friends with her clients while retaining a "respectful" and professional distance, caring for dying patients, the challenging to taking on new clients after the death of a long-time client, and "the many different ways" to be a caregiver.
Recorded at the Service Employees International Union (SEIU), Local 503, Salem office, Salem, Oregon, December 5, 2014.
Taking Care--Documenting the Occupational Culture of Home Care Workers, Archie Green Fellows Project, 2014-2015 (AFC 2014/021: 01360) Archive of Folk Culture, American Folklife Center, Library of Congress, Washington, D.C.
To honor the memory of Archie Green (1917-2009), a fellowship program was established at the American Folklife Center in 2010. Archie Green Fellowships support new research in the contemporary culture and traditions of American workers.