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The evidence is in... it's time to act on homecare  
http://www.cwhn.ca/node/39562
Discusses the origin and history of the "Charlottetown Declaration on the Right to Care." Argues that action to deliver the home care services needed in Canada is long past due. (See Details)
Published: 2002
Reading Romanow on women's health  
http://www.cwhn.ca/node/39554
Presents a gendered analysis of the Romanow Report. (See Details)
Published: 2003
Why having a national home care program is a women's issue  
http://www.cwhn.ca/node/39563
Debates how the burden of home care, while becoming an incresing concern for governments, health care providers, family members and individuals who need such care, rests especially on women, who give and receive the vast majority of home care. (See Details)
Published: 2002
Women and primary health care reform: a discussion paper  
http://www.cewh-cesf.ca/PDF/health_reform/primary_reform.pdf
Explores the differences between women's and men's use and requirement on the health care system, and how these affect the organization and delivery of primary health care. (See Details)
Published: 2004
Health care privatization: women are paying the price  
http://www.cwhn.ca/node/39564
Illustrates that privatization is a primary cost-cutting strategy in current health care reform and that it is moving swiftly, quietly and devastatingly into the health care system in Canada in multiple ways. (See Details)
Published: 2002
Compassionate care benefits not compassionate enough  
http://www.cwhn.ca/node/39518
Criticizes the new federal government's compassionate care initiative that provides up to six weeks of paid leave for those family members (parent, spouse, child) who care for a patient who is determined by doctors to be at a significant risk of dying within a 6 month period. Argues that a majority of unpaid caregivers do not meet the eligibility requirements for this program. (See Details)
Published: 2004
Personal care and home support occupations  
http://www.cewh-cesf.ca/PDF/health_reform/critical_to_care/PersonalCare.pdf
Produces an empirical portrait of ancillary workers in personal care and home support positions in the health care field in Canada. Appendix to "Critical to Care: Women and Ancillary Work in Health Care." (See Details)
Published: 2006
A woman's guide to health care debates  
http://www.cwhn.ca/node/39565
Provides a guide that is intended to help women sort through some of the numbers and terms related to health policy, health economics, and health care reform, so they too can be part of an informed discussion on planning for care. (See Details)
Published: 2002
Caring for/caring about: women, home care, and unpaid caregiving
Explores the nature of caring in Canada, and examines reseach on women, home care and unpaid caregiving. Identifies the social conditions under which caregiving is undertaken. Also examines the experiences of women who care.
Published: 2004
Sales and service supervisors group  
http://www.cewh-cesf.ca/PDF/health_reform/critical_to_care/SalesSupervisors.pdf
Produces an empirical portrait of ancillary workers in sales and service supervisor positions in the health care field in Canada. Appendix to "Critical to Care: Women and Ancillary Work in Health Care." (See Details)
Published: 2006