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Misconceptions: truth, lies, and the unexpected on the journey to motherhood
Examines the hidden costs and vested interests surrounding pregnancy and birth. Illustrates the conflicting feelings of inadequacy, fragility, and anger that so many women experience along with their sense of anticipation and joy.
Published: 2001
What to expect when you're experiencing infertility: how to cope with the emotional crisis and survive it
Provides information to lead the reader dealing with infertility from the crisis phase to acceptance to resolution to the epilogue.
Published: 1998
An unexpected journey: women's voices of hope after breast cancer
Relates the experiences of women diagnosed with breast cancer and shows others in the same situation how to go past the shock of the initial diagnosis and find balance in their lives and hope for the future.
Published: 1998
Wife abuse: the impact on children  
http://www.phac-aspc.gc.ca/ncfv-cnivf/familyviolence/html/femviofnfnts_e.html
Provides introductory information on the impact of wife abuse on children. Explores the scope of the problem and the links between wife assault and child abuse. (See Details)
Published: 1996
Psychiatric admissions of low-income women following abortion and childbirth  
http://www.cmaj.ca/cgi/content/full/168/10/1253
Explores psychological effects of abortion on low-income women by comparing incidents of psyciatric admission between low-income women who carried pregnancies to term and those who had abortions. (See Details)
Published: 2003
Investigating psychosocial adjustment in breast cancer: a discussion paper
Discusses critical adjustment difficulties facing women with breast cancer and their families. Identifies gaps in addressing the psychosocial needs of women.
Published: 1997
Surviving cancer emotionally: learning how to heal
Provides advice on how to deal with a cancer diagnosis, how to find a coping style that's right for you, how to handle the many demands of treatment, how to learn when to ask for help, and how to survive.
Published: 2001
The sacred body: a therapist's journey
Presents the memoir of a psychoanalyst working in the field of supportive cancer care.
Published: 2002
How to ride a dragon: women with breast cancer tell their stories
Tells the stories of 22 women, their families and friends, and their struggles coming to terms with cancer.
Published: 2001
Journaling a pathway through grief
Provides the author's diary entries from the days and years following her daughter's death.
Published: 2002