Search Resources (English): Impact on women, Centres of Excellence for Womens Health (CEWH)

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Who's on the line? Women in call centres project  
http://www.acewh.dal.ca/eng/reports/moving6.pdf

Summaries research findings on women working in the call-centre industry. Examines job stress, coping strategies, and buffers experienced by these women.

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Published: 2000
Telling it like it is: realities of parenting in poverty

Brings together 15 low-income mothers of preschool-aged children describing their challenges and the changes they would like to see in their community.

Published: 2001
Primary health care reform and women  
http://www.cewh-cesf.ca/PDF/health_reform/primaryCareEN.pdf

Examines primary health care reforms and their impact on women and their health. Argues that they are about women’s work even though women are not the ones making most of the decisions.

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Published: 2005
Women and home care: why does home care matter to women?  
http://www.cewh-cesf.ca/PDF/health_reform/why-hc-matter.pdf

Looks at home care and examines its importance for women. Describes how health care reform has impacted on the kind of care that is provided at home and the participation of most women in the paid labour force.

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Published: 2002
Pat Armstrong's Senate presentation   
http://www.cewh-cesf.ca/PDF/health_reform/armstrong-senate-hearing.pdf

Describes the work of the National Coordinating Group on Health Care Reform and Women, and highlights the major points of health reforms and their impact on women.

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Left in the cold: women, health and the demise of social housing policies  
http://www.cewh-cesf.ca/PDF/pwhce/leftCold.pdf

Details housing policies and their effect on women's health and their experiences with living in or have lived in sub-standard housing.

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Published: 2001
To do no harm: why women are concerned about the dismantling of Health Protection Legislation in Canada  
http://www.whp-apsf.ca/en/documents/no_harm.html

Presents the position of participating women's health and consumer groups regarding Health Canada's proposed overhaul of federal health protection legislation.

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Published: 1998
Who's on the line? Women in call centres talk about their work and its impact on their health and well-being  
http://www.cewh-cesf.ca/PDF/acewh/whos-line.pdf

Presents the findings of a study into the perceptions and experiences of female call centre workers about the ways in which this type of work might influence their physical, psychological, emotional and social well-being. The project explores job stressors, coping strategies and buffers experienced by female call centre workers. The qualitative inquiry used face-to-face interviews with 25 women who worked in a variety of call centres (sales and service, telemarketing and fundraising, market research and survey, as well as medical services) in the Halifax Regional Municipality. (See Details)

Published: 2000
The stories that women tell about "The Flood of the Century"  
http://www.cewh-cesf.ca/PDF/nnewh/stories-flood.pdf

Explores women's experiences in "The Flood of the Century" (Southern Manitoba, 1997) and demonstrates the effects of disaster and loss. Also examines the nature of women's work during the flood and the health and social impact of the flood.

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Published: 2001
Reflections of rural Alberta women: work, health and restructuring  
http://www.cewh-cesf.ca/PDF/nnewh/reflections-rural.pdf

Discusses how rural women's work environments are being effected by change and restructuring. Demonstrates how their quality of life may be at risk due to reduced resources, increased expectations, etc. Also discusses regionalization of health care and its effects on health care services in rural communities.  (For more information, please visit Dr. Skillen's website at: www.nursing.ualberta.ca/skillen)

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Published: 2001