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Trade agreements, home care and women's health  
http://www.swc-cfc.gc.ca/pubs/pubspr/0662360565/index_e.html
Seeks to further the understanding of the consequences of trade liberalization for Canadian women in the specific health sector of home care. (See Details)
Published: 2004
The impact of patient classification systems on women front-line care workers in rural nursing homes  
http://www.swc-cfc.gc.ca/pubs/pubspr/0662437721/index_e.html
This study explores patient classification systems and their impact on front-line workers in rural long-term care homes in Ontario and Manitoba. (See Details)
Published: 2006
Building alliances to improve women's occupational health  
http://www.acewh.dal.ca/eng/reports/messing.pdf
Presents problems facing women workers and how women workers have attempted to deal with them, with some indications of the important issues. (See Details)
Published: 1999
The 1997 Canada Pension Plan changes: implications for women and men  
http://www.swc-cfc.gc.ca/pubs/pubspr/0662324315/index_e.html
Presents results from the federal government's CPP simulation model, showing that the contribution and benefit changes announced in 1997 disadvantage women relative to men. (See Details)
Published: 2002
Geneticization and the Canadian Biotechnology Strategy: the marketing of women's health  
http://www.cwhn.ca/groups/biotech/availdocs/5-lippman.pdf
Examines the consequences of applying the qualifier "genetic" to health and to health care. Raises similar questions about the effects of identifying certain health matters as being about gender, as distinct from sex, pointing out how the increasing marketing of, and markets for, genetics and women's health, constantly twist the meaning of these words as well as co-opt the concept of "choice." (See Details)
Published: 2000
International trade agreements and women's access to healthcare
Describes the uprising difficulties due to the creation of the International Trade Agreement and its effect on women's access to healthcare. Details the effects of poverty and being unable to attain affordable, good quality medicines and healthcare.
Published: 2002
Equity and diversity approaches for women care caregivers: the impact of health reform  
http://www.acewh.dal.ca/eng/reports/cesfm.pdf
Highlights unexpected consequences of health and social service reforms developed without due consideration for their specific impact on women, particularly women caregivers. (See Details)
Published: 1999
Gaining ground: women, mining and the environment
Presents synthesis of pre-gathering research, sharing at two-day Gaining Ground meeting in September, 2000, Lake Laberge, YT, and subsequent follow-up, of women's experiences of health impacts of mineral development (mining) in their Yukon communities. Expands upon reflections and sharing experienced by women at the Gaining Ground gathering. Seeks to provoke discussion and spur action for positive social change in mining communities. Intends to foster and encourage empowerment of individuals and communities encountering mineral resource development. Addresses specifically women's health issues and lives in mining communities.
Published: 2001
The hazards of human developmental gene modification  
http://www.cwhn.ca/groups/biotech/availdocs/7-newman.pdf
Looks at human developmental gene modification, sometimes termed germ-line gene therapy. Identifies specific dangers for women and for their children where genetic modification of human embryos or fetuses is pursued. Also presents an important gender analysis, pointing out that this kind of genetic experimentation is reliant on the powerful desire and expectation that women will do anything for their children. (See Details)
Published: 2000
Unpacking the shift to home care  
http://www.acewh.dal.ca/eng/reports/Flood%20Finalreport.pdf
Explores the shift from hospital care to home care. Describes the de-institutionalization process and its implications. Provides recommendations on advocacy for efficient and equitable home care policies. (See Details)
Published: 1999