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Midwifery care continues to face challenges: Canadian midwifery is still defining itself, one mother at a time  
http://www.cwhn.ca/node/39533
Lists the barriers to midwifery care in Canada, including lack of government support and funding, lack of midwives and training opportunities, and the lack of intra-professional understanding. (See Details)
Published: 2003
Keeping all your eggs in one basket  
http://www.cwhn.ca/PDF/O_hysterectomy.pdf
This article discusses the removal of healthy ovaries during a hysterectomy, and the heightened risk of death from heart disease or complications from osteoporosis this may entail. Challenges the "take'em out while you're in there" theory of hysterectomy. (See Details)
Published: 2006
Building a coalition on the "G" Case in British Columbia  
http://www.cwhn.ca/node/39766
Discusses programs here activists on women and addictions issues and those working to prevent alcohol and drug-related development disabilities (ADRDD) work together. (See Details)
Published: 1997
Mammography: on target?  
http://www.cwhn.ca/node/39643
Investigates the usefullness of mammography, including the delays, and screening hazards. (See Details)
Published: 2000
Compassionate care benefits not compassionate enough  
http://www.cwhn.ca/node/39518
Criticizes the new federal government's compassionate care initiative that provides up to six weeks of paid leave for those family members (parent, spouse, child) who care for a patient who is determined by doctors to be at a significant risk of dying within a 6 month period. Argues that a majority of unpaid caregivers do not meet the eligibility requirements for this program. (See Details)
Published: 2004
In need of a healthy balance: Poor health and economic insecurity are realities for female unpaid caregivers  
http://www.cwhn.ca/node/39440
Discusses how the critical care of female caregivers is invisible, lacking the financial, social and program support to prevent unpaid caregivers from depleting their own health and financial resources. (See Details)
Published: Spring/Summer 2007
Exposing the ugly truth about poverty in Canada  
http://www.cwhn.ca/node/39725
Discusses poverty issues in Canada. (See Details)
Published: 1998
Health reform: cutting costs at patients' and workers' expense. Hospitals need to heed the lessons of Florence Nightingale  
http://www.cwhn.ca/node/39513
Examines the contracting out of "non-health care work" to private companies and how this can negatively impact on care received in hospitals. (See Details)
Published: 2004
One woman's story: many women's lives  
http://www.cwhn.ca/node/39763
Reports on the "G" case and discusses how its holds implications for women's rights and the outcome of the ruling will affect all women, particularly First Nations women. (See Details)
Published: 1997
A woman's guide to health care debates  
http://www.cwhn.ca/node/39565
Provides a guide that is intended to help women sort through some of the numbers and terms related to health policy, health economics, and health care reform, so they too can be part of an informed discussion on planning for care. (See Details)
Published: 2002