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Women talking about health: getting started with workshops and groups
Details ways that women can get together to talk about health. Includes information on how to hold health workshops, how to form self-help support groups, and how to do peer counselling with another woman.
Published: 1988
Peer-facilitated support groups for abused women (Self Help Canada Series)  
http://www.phac-aspc.gc.ca/ncfv-cnivf/familyviolence/html/femgroupvictim_e.html
Presents guidelines for establishing peer facilitated support groups for women who are abused. Outlines the role of facilitators, types of support groups, and group structures and philosophy. (See Details)
Published: 1993
Not alone: peer support through audio teleconferencing for rural women with breast cancer  
http://www.cmaj.ca/cgi/reprint/159/4/379.pdf
Describes a pilot project which used an audio teleconferencing network to facilitate a self-help peer support group for breast cancer survivors in rural Newfoundland and Labrador. (See Details)
Published: 1998
Supporting teens with eating disorders: a guide for family menbers & close friends  
http://www.youngwomenshealth.org/supportteens.html
Presents a guide for family members & close friends on supporting teens with eating disorders. Gives information on what you can do for meals and snacks, food preperation, on having a healthy attitude and talking with teens. (See Details)
Published: 1999-2005
Health related virtual communities and electronic support groups: systematic review of the effects of onlie peer to peer interac  
http://bmj.bmjjournals.com/cgi/content/full/328/7449/1166
Compiles and evaluates the evidence on the effects on health and social outcomes of computer based peer to peer communities and electronic self support groups, used by people to discuss health related issues remotely. Concludes that quantitative studies with factorial design or evaluating pure peer to peer interventions are needed to provide robust evidence on the effects of peer to peer support groups. (See Details)
Published: 2004
The effect of peer support on breast-feeding duration among primiparous women: a randomized controlled trial  
http://www.cmaj.ca/cgi/content/full/166/1/21
Evaluated the effect of peer (mother-to-mother) support on breastfeeding duration among first-time breastfeeding mothers. Finds that telephone-based support intervention was effective in maintaining breastfeeding to 3 months post partum and improving satisfaction with the infant feeding experience. (See Details)
Published: 2002
Helping ourselves: organizing a peer support centre
Explains how to set up a support centre, by assembling support groups, gathering funds, developing structure, selecting and recruiting counsellors, and providing training and referrals.
Published: 1988
The NACA position on informal caregiving: support and enhancement
Promotes increased recognition and support for those informal caregivers that provide assistance to frail seniors.
Published: 1990
"dear mr. m"  
http://www.cwhn.ca/sites/default/files/PDF/Healthsharing/1989_Healthsharing_Vol_11_No_1_Winter.pdf

This article shares a story of surviving the psychiatric system through letters and personal narrative and reflection.  Discusses women and mental health,  institutionalization, patient-physician relationships and support. 

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Published: 1989
Women in health  
http://www.cwhn.ca/sites/default/files/PDF/Healthsharing/1991_Healthsharing_Vol_12_No_3_Fall.pdf

This article profiles four women's health organizations working with immigrant women. Identifying needs and what constitutes culturally appropriate care. 

 


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Published: 1991