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Women's health care work with children with cancer

Focuses on women who care for a child who has cancer in the home, or in liaison with an office or clinic. Attempts to determine what effects this health provision has had on the health of the caregivers, and what particular challenges are associated with in-home caregiving. Presents problems and proposes solutions from the point of view of the mothers.

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Published: 2001
Measuring up: a Health Canada surveillance update on Canadian children and youth

Presents a collection of a limited number of important child health outcomes from various surveillance programs, according to the following categories: infant health, childhood cancer, vaccine-preventable diseases, respiratory health, child injury, and HIV and sexual health.

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Published: 1999
Helping your child cope: responding to the stress of terrorism and armed conflicts
Offers advise to parents, caregivers and teachers of children on how to help them cope with the stress of terrorism and armed conflicts. (See Details)
Published: 2002
Agenda for action: policy directions for children with disabilities and families
Response to the federal and provincial/territorial government's National Children's Agenda(NCA). Concern arose because attempts at creating the NCA did not properly address the circumstances of children with disabilies. Presents research findings and policy direction developed by the Roehler Institute that responds to these concerns. Suggests the NCA needs more specific policy goals, and suggests guidelines for future NCA policy development.
Published: 2000
Improving the health of Canadians 2004
Focuses on why some Canadians are healthy and others are not and underscores some of the choices communities face in creating more equal opportunities for good health. (See Details)
Published: 2004
In search of sleep: straight talk about babies, toddlers and night waking
Examines night waking and offers tips for coping.
Published: 2001
Learning to listen, learning to help: understanding woman abuse and its effects on children
Presents a handbook for students and volunteers entering the helping professions, to prepare them to recognize and respond to families in which there is or was violence at home. (See Details)
Published: 2005
The gathering tree
Presents an illustrated children's book about HIV/AIDS from a First Nations perspective. Addresses aspects of physical, spiritual, mental and emotional health.
Published: 2005
Behind closed doors: the impact of domestic violence on children
Finds that children who live with domestic violence not only endure the distress of being surrounded by violence, but are more likely to become victims of abuse themselves. (See Details)
Published: 2006
Bright futures: guidelines for health supervision of infants, children and adolescents (2nd ed., rev)
Examines how health professionals and others who care for children, adolescents and families can be more effective in health promotion and disease prevention, especially in relation to behavior, development, and function. Prescribes a more comprehensive and intensive health supervision where health, educational, and social issues are treated as interrelated and not assessed in isolation from each other. Recommends that health professionals use a contextual approach and be sensitive to the world of the child. Comprehensive, family-centered, and community-based health supervision requires that the child or adolescent be viewed in the context of his or her family and community and that health care be integrated with other human services. (See Details)
Published: 2002