Search Resources (English): Health care, Canadian Women's Health Network (CWHN)

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Delivering midwifery: the integration of midwifery into the Canadian health care system  
http://www.cwhn.ca/node/39677
Discusses the reasons behind the official integration of midwifery and the challenges that remain despite it. (See Details)
Published: 1999
Women, diversity and access to health care in Atlantic Canada: a preliminary perspective  
http://www.cwhn.ca/node/39607
Examines the knowledge gap in the Atlantic Region about accessibility of health care for disadvantaged sub-populations in general and women in particular. (See Details)
Published: 2001
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
It is time for a national birthing strategy  
http://www.cwhn.ca/node/39439
Discusses how Canada’s obstetrics and gynecology society is proposing a national birthing strategy to help address a shortage of maternity healthcare professionals – and a looming maternity care crisis. (See Details)
Published: Spring/Summer 2007
Nurturing politics and health centres de sante des femme du quartier   
http://www.cwhn.ca/sites/default/files/PDF/Healthsharing/1979_Healthsharing_Vol_1_No_1_November.pdf

This article speaks to the importance of women run centres; Centres de Sante des Femme du Quartier in Quebec is a featured example of a grass roots francophone women's health centre.


 

 

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Published: 1979
Healthcare and lesbians  
http://www.cwhn.ca/sites/default/files/PDF/Healthsharing/1985_Healthsharing_Vol_6_No_2_Spring.pdf

This article explores health care issues of special concern to lesbians. Homophobia and challenges to accessing safe health care. Gynecological and breast health concerns. 

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Published: 1985
A futuristic nightmare  
http://www.cwhn.ca/sites/default/files/PDF/Healthsharing/1988_Healthsharing_Vol_9_No_4_Fall.pdf

In this article Judy Darcy shares her vision of what life could be like under free trade. Illustrates the impact on social services and public programs. 

 


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Published: 1988
Mother bears on the rampage : mothers of chronically-ill children confront the health care system   
http://www.cwhn.ca/sites/default/files/PDF/Healthsharing/1991_Healthsharing_Vol_12_No_2_Summer.pdf

This article discusses the needs of mothers who have chronically ill children. Shares what these women have to do in order to get quality health care for their family. 

 

  

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Published: 1991
Do seniors get good health care?  
http://www.cwhn.ca/sites/default/files/PDF/Healthsharing/1993_Healthsharing_Vol_13_No_3_Fall_Winter.pdf

This article is an up-front look at some of the pressing issues facing seniors today. Illustrates a general dissatisfaction with doctors and the quality of health care services.  

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Published: 1992
Health carelessness and the plight of immigrant women  
http://www.cwhn.ca/sites/default/files/PDF/Healthsharing/1993_Healthsharing_Vol_13_No_4_Winter_Spring.pdf

This article shares stories of immigrant women living in Manitoba. Examines what can happen to newcomers who need medical care, yet are still struggling to understand the health-care system, its culture and society. Illustrates the challenges immigrant women face in having their needs met. 

 


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Published: 1993