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Getting through medical examinations: a resource for women survivors of abuse and their health care providers  
http://cwhn.ca/en/yourhealth/faqs/GettingThroughMedicalExaminations

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  
http://www.prhc.on.ca/WomensHealth/Site%20Map/You%20and%20Your%20Doctor.aspx

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  
http://www.youngwomenshealth.org/lesbianhealth.html

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  
http://www.glma.org/medical/clinical/lgbti_clinical_guidelines.pdf

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
Cross-cultural caring: a handbook for health professionals in Western Canada
Describes several immigrant groups in western Canada and their health beliefs and practices. Discusses attitudes towards varioua health issues. Offers guidelines for cultural assessment.
Published: 1990
Lesbians and healthcare  
http://www.cwhn.ca/node/40798
Discusses the barriers that can prevent lesbians from accessing good healthcare. Offers questions to ask to determine if a healthcare professional will be able to offer you adequate care. Provides tips on looking for a doctor. (See Details)
Published: 2003-2005
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
Health talk: how to communicate with your doctor
Provides advice on taking ownership of your health care, from understanding the Canadian health care system to communicating effectively your health needs, preferences and concerns.
Published: 2000
Beyond words: the health-literacy connection  
http://www.canadian-health-network.ca/servlet/ContentServer?cid=1059684393879&pagename=CHN-RCS/CHNResource/CHNResourcePageTemplate&c=CHNResource&lang=En
Discusses illiteracy and gives examples of the negative health consequences. Acknowledges the difficulty for health care workers in recognising those with limited literacy and offers identifying clues. Suggests approaches that health practitioners can take to ensure that illiteracy is not a barrier to accessing health information. (See Details)
The promise and problems of using information technology to achieve routine screening for intimate partner violence  
http://endabuse.org/health/ejournal/archive/1-3/Rhodes.pdf
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