Search Resources (English): Cultural determinants

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Living well: Aboriginal women, cultural identity and wellness  
http://www.cwhn.ca/sites/default/files/PDF/CEWH/RB/bulletin-vol4no2EN.pdf

Reports on a research project that studied the positive impact of cultural identity on the wellness of Aboriginal women in Manitoba.

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Published: 2005
An exploration of women-centred care in the context of cervical cancer screening in ethnocultural groups  
http://www.cwhn.ca/sites/default/files/PDF/CEWH/RB/bulletin-vol1no2EN.pdf

Summarizes the results of a study that attempted to identify and describe critical elements of women-centred care within the context of three cervical cancer screening clinics in Vancouver that serve Asian, South Asian, and First Nations women.

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Published: 2001
Affirming immigrant women's health practices in Prince Edward Island  
http://www.cwhn.ca/sites/default/files/PDF/CEWH/RB/bulletin-vol2no2EN.pdf

Summarizes research that explored what health means to immigrant women in Prince Edward Island.

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Published: 2001
Living well: Aboriginal women, cultural identity and wellness  
http://www.cewh-cesf.ca/PDF/pwhce/livingWell.pdf

Examines the positive impact of cultural identity on the wellness of Aboriginal women in Manitoba and the ways these women have drawn upon cultural values, teaching and knowledge in their efforts to heal.

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Published: 2004
Improving reproductive and sexual health: integrating women's empowerment and reproductive rights (Spanish)

Provides information, in Spanish, geared toward the health practitioner on the importance of integrating women's empowerment and reproductive rights principles in the delivery of health services.

Published: 2001
Improving reproductive and sexual health: integrating women's empowerment and reproductive rights  
http://sogc.medical.org/intl/pdfs/BOOKL_E.pdf

Provides information geared toward the health practitioner on the importance of integrating women's empowerment and reproductive rights principles in the delivery of health services.

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Published: 2001
An exploration of women-centred care in the context of cervical cancer screening in ethnocultural groups  
http://www.cewh-cesf.ca/PDF/bccewh/cervical-cancer-screening.pdf

Study summary. Identifies and describes critical elements of women-centred care within the context of three cervical cancer screening clinics in Vancouver serving Asian, South Asian and First Nations Women.

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Published: 2000
Caring for women with circumcision: a technical manual for health care providers
Addresses the issue of female genital mutilation (FGM). Serves as a clinical guide for health practitioners on how to manage physical complications of FGM including issues of perinatal and obstetric care.
Published: 1999
Menopause and culture
Questions the view of menopause as an estrogen-deficiency disease by examining how other vital influences, such as culture, mediate the menopause transition.
Published: 1999
Culture, violence, and inequality  
http://www.harbour.sfu.ca/freda/articles/culture.htm
Examines the positive and negative perceptions of cultural difference and the real impact of inequalities for women of colour, and immigrant and refugee women from racialized communities. Includes references. (See Details)
Published: 1997