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Creating a safe clinical environment for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and intersex (LGBTI) patients  
http://www.glma.org/medical/clinical/lgbti_clinical_guidelines.pdf

Provides health care providers with ways to make their practice or clinic more welcoming and safe for their lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and intersex patients. Includes ideas to update the physical environment in their clinic, add or change intake and health history form questions, improve provider-patient interviews, and increase staff's knowledge about and sensitivity to their LGBTI patients.

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Published: 2003
Baseline measures workgroup final report  
http://www.ihs.gov/publicinfo/publications/Baseline/table_of_contents.asp

Presents a series of mutually determined 'baseline measures' to be used to monitor the performance of Aboriginal health care programs, whether Tribal or federally operated. Examines and makes recommendations on long term public health issues for all American Indian/Alaska Native programs whether they are Tribal, urban or Federally operated.

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Published: 1996
The health of immigrants and refugees in Canada  
http://journal.cpha.ca/index.php/cjph/article/view/1494/1683

Examines health status issues, as well as health care delivery policies and procedures, for immigrant and refugees in Canada. Identifies gaps in research.

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Published: 2004
Women and health care delivery in Canada  
http://www.hc-sc.gc.ca/hl-vs/pubs/women-femmes/can-usa/can-back-promo_9_e.html

Addresses major issues and current trends (1996) pertaining to delivery of health services to women in Canada. Prepared for the Canada U.S.A. Women's Health Forum, Ottawa, ON, 1996 (CANUSA).

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Published: 1996
Ensuring a good death: improving palliative care for patients and caregivers  
http://www.cewh-cesf.ca/PDF/bccewh/pallbrief.pdf

Presents policy recommendations to ensure consistent, high-quality palliative care across all sites and caregivers.

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Published: 2003
Gender issues in women's health care
This paper provides an overview of major themes and controversies with respect to women's experiences with health care, reviews some key findings related to the impact of a substantially increased proportion of women physicians on women's health services, and identifies important future challenges for all stakeholders in the health care system.
Published: 1999
Gender and HIV/AIDS: the nuts and bolts of gender-based analysis  
http://www.acewh.dal.ca/pdf/Gender_and_HIV_The_Nuts_and_bolts_of_GBA.pdf
Presents five health and community care programs that could benefit from gender-based analysis. (See Details)
Published: 2005
Systems failure: a report on the experiences of sexual minorities in Ontario's health-care and social-services systems: final re
Indicates the dimensions of systemic and individual prejudice against lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgendered peoples. Provides recommendations for change.
Published: 1997
Eliciting women's preferences in health care: a review of the literature  
http://journals.cambridge.org/action/displayIssue?jid=THC&volumeId=20&issueId=02#
Conducts a systematic review to characterize the study of women's preferences about health care. (See Details)
Published: 2004
How to survive our patchwork health care  
http://www.cwhn.ca/resources/pub/navigating.html
Book review of Michael Decter and Francesca Grosso's "Navigating Canada's Health Care: A User Guide to Getting the Health Care you need," discussing the regionalization of health care and how your health needs may not determine your access to care but rather your location. (See Details)
Published: 2007