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Health care guidelines for individuals with Down Syndrome: a focus on adults with Down Syndrome
Presents the Canadian Down Syndrome Society's Position Statement on Medical Care and Treatment of Persons with Down Syndrome. The second section provides an overview of the health care guidelines for adults with Down syndrome and the third sectiond contains an elaboration on the recommendations made in the second section. (See Details)
Published: 2001
National Workshop on the Primary Prevention of Neural Tube Defects: summary report
Presents recommendations on folic acid consumption by women before and during pregnancy to prevent neural tube defects in the fetus. (See Details)
Published: 2004
Guidelines on gender-neutral language
Provides alternatives to commonly used words and phrases that exclude women, that are ambiguous, where it is not clear whether the author means one or both sexes, and stereotypical, where the writing conveys unsupported or biased connotations about sex roles and identity. This booklet also includes some definitions of terms used in connection with the advancement of women and women's rights, and suggestions for further reading. (See Details)
Published: 1999
Female genital mutilation: pre and post natal care of the patient
Provides practical recommendations for treating patients subjected to female genital mutilation. Discusses definitions, physical appearance, discussing FGM with the patient, special considerations for prenatal care, performing an episiotomy, post-partum needs, advances in treatment of FGM, and prevention of FGM in the daughters of mothers who have been subjected to FGM.
Published: 1994
Ethical conduct for research involving humans
Describes the policies of the Medical Research Council (MRC), the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research (NSERC), and the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council (SSHRC).
Published: 1998
Safe abortion: technical and policy guidance for health systems
Provides a comprehensive overview of the many actions that can be taken to ensure access to good quality abortion services as allowed by law. (See Details)
Published: 2003
The construction of disability and risk in genetic counselling discourse
Assesses the ways in which the conceptions of disability and risk affect women's well-being, their decision-making process during pregnancy, and public awareness about people with disabilities. (See Details)
Published: 2002
Beyond the numbers: reviewing maternal deaths and complications to make pregnancy safer
Presents strategies and approaches to review not only the levels of maternal mortality, but also to examine why it happens and what can be done to prevent them from happening. (See Details)
Published: 2004
A guide for the capacity building for collaborative health research in Nova Scotia workshop

ACEWH organized this workshop for the Nova Scotia Health Research Foundation. Participants discussed the opportunities and challenges for collaborative health research, as well as participating in skill development activities. Collaborative Research Proposals: A Guide provides basic information and resources on collaborative research and research proposal preparation and writing.

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Published: 2000
European Guidelines: Experts say sexuality education should start from birth[1].pdf

These guidelines were developed by a group of 20 experts from 9 European countries under the guidance of the Federal Centre for Health Education (BZgA) and the WHO Regional Office for Europe. They provide step-by-step instructions and a detailed matrix to support health and education professionals in their efforts to guarantee children accurate and sensitively presented information about sexuality.

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Published: October 2010