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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
Lesbian health: a guide for teens

Presents a guide for teens on lesbian health. Explains what a lesbian is, how you can tell if you are a lesbian, what it means to bisexual, where you can go to get more information, what you should tell your parents, where they can get information and other resources.

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Published: 1999-2004
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
Culture & clinical care
Provides information on various cultural and ethnica groups to sensitize health providers to cultural variations within each group it describes.
Published: 2005
How to choose a doctor
Defines the relationship between client and doctor as a partnership. Provides practical tips on how to choose a doctor. Lists resources for more information on how to choose a doctor, and where to find a doctor in one’s region. (See Details)
Published: 2001-2005
Not all your patients are straight
Discusses the impact of physician-patient interaction on the quality of health care for lesbians. Uses physician-patient dialogues to illustrate how inappropriate health care can result if physicians make incorrect assumptions about lesbians or do not solicit relevant information. Includes references and a resource list for lesbians and their doctors. (See Details)
Published: 1998
The promise and problems of using information technology to achieve routine screening for intimate partner violence
Provides an overview of feasibility studies, validation results, and ongoing research regarding the use of technology to facilitate screening for intimate partner violence. (See Details)
Published: 2005
Communicating with your doctor
Stresses the importance of working to achieve good, clear and effective communication within the client-doctor relationship. Provides practical tips on how to improve a doctor’s visit before, during and after. (See Details)
Published: 2001-2005
Getting trans-competent care: how to work with your nurse or doctor
Examines what's involved in transgendered primary health care, and gives suggestions of ways to find trans-competent care. (See Details)
Published: 2006