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

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Who counts as a health care worker?  
http://www.cwhn.ca/node/39467
Argues that quality of health care is threatened by new labour practices that treat certain workers (ancillary) as unimportant to good care. (See Details)
Published: 2006
The feminization of health care migration: women pay the cost of global restructuring  
http://www.cwhn.ca/node/39468
Looks at the implications for women of richer countries' recruitment of health care workers from developing countries. (See Details)
Published: 2006
Health reform: cutting costs at patients' and workers' expense. Hospitals need to heed the lessons of Florence Nightingale  
http://www.cwhn.ca/node/39513
Examines the contracting out of "non-health care work" to private companies and how this can negatively impact on care received in hospitals. (See Details)
Published: 2004
Women's healthcare jobs threatened by privatizaiton. British Columbia: a case in point  
http://www.cwhn.ca/node/39514
Examines the impact of British Columbia's decision to privatize health support jobs, a female-dominated workforce. (See Details)
Published: 2004
Who counts as a health care worker?  
http://www.cwhn.ca/resources/pub/critical.html
Examines the work done by "ancillary" health care workers, i.e. cleaners, clerial workers, and others, and how the importance of this work is often unrecognized by health care policy makers. (See Details)
Published: 2006
Who’s caring for the caregivers? Symposium focuses on the mental health of women health care workers  
http://www.cwhn.ca/en/node/41611

A synopsis of the two day symposium on the mental health of women health care workers that took place in November 2008 in Vancouver, British Columbia

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Published: 2009
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
Losing control: the story of hospital work  
http://www.cwhn.ca/sites/default/files/PDF/Healthsharing/1982_Healthsharing_Summer.pdf

This article illustrates, through a historical overview, how our concerns as patients are inseparably linked with the structure of hospital work and the well being of workers. Proposes a united and creative front in the battle to end the dehumanization of patients and workers. 

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Published: 1982
Mercury poisoning: one woman’s story  
http://www.cwhn.ca/sites/default/files/PDF/Healthsharing/1983_Healthsharing_Summer.pdf

This article consists of an interview with a dental assistant who learns too late about the occupational hazards of mercury. Her story describes a struggle with illness, with the dental and medical professions, with the compensation system, with family and friends and with herself. 


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Published: 1983
In our own words - workplace hazards and environmental health  
http://www.cwhn.ca/sites/default/files/PDF/Healthsharing/1993_Healthsharing_Vol_14_No_2_Summer_Fall.pdf

This article highlights the biggest health concern across North America: environmental hazards. Discusses workplace hazards in Nursing. 

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Published: 1993