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Getting through medical examinations: a resource for women survivors of abuse and their health care providers

Raises awareness and provides information to health care providers and survivors of abuse who use the health care system, using suggestions drawn from women survivors' and practitioners' recommendations and the experiences of other colleagues and professionals working in the area. Based on two research projects for the Prairie Women's Health Centre of Excellence. The first project looked at the experiences with women survivors of childhood sexual abuse and their recommendations for better meeting their health care needs. The second study explored the experience and knowledge of health care practitioners.

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Published: 2001
You and your doctor

Provides information on patients' rights, as well as how to prepare for a doctor's appointment.

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Published: 2003
Creating a safe clinical environment for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and intersex (LGBTI) patients

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
In the absence of consent: sexual assault, unconsciousness and forensic evidence

Examines the current policy of the Sexual Assault Service at British Columbia's Women's Hospital and Health Centre regarding the collection of evidence from an unconscious patient/victim of sexual assault.

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Published: 2001
Privacy in practice: a handbook for Canadian physicians
Provides information for physicians in order to maintain best practices in the protection of patient health information, aimed primarily at physicians in office-based practice settings. (See Details)
Published: 2003
Canadian breast cancer patient charter
Provides women with answers to their questions about breast cancer, and shows patients their entitlements and rights to care. (See Details)
Published: 2006
Women survivors of childhood sexual abuse: knowledge and preparation of health care providers to meet client needs: final report
Explores practitioners' level of knowledge and training about childhood sexual abuse and their experiences with CSA patients. Presents recommendations concerning appropriate care for these patients. (See Details)
Published: 2000
Therapeutic records on trial
Examines the use of therapeutic therapy medical records into court proceedings. (See Details)
Published: 1998
Make the most of your doctor
Presents steps to make the most of your doctor's appointment. (See Details)
Published: 2003
I am a good patient, believe it or not
Discusses what patients really want from their health care providers, including answers to questions in easy-to-understand terms, how they will participate in their health care, seeing and sharing their health records, the right to a second opinion with no negative effects on their ongoing care, and being able to communicate with their providers outside of consultations. (See Details)
Published: 2003