Search Resources (English): Health services utilization

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Gender issues in women's health care
This paper provides an overview of major themes and controversies with respect to women's experiences with health care, reviews some key findings related to the impact of a substantially increased proportion of women physicians on women's health services, and identifies important future challenges for all stakeholders in the health care system.
Published: 1999
Black women's health: a synthesis of health research relevant to Black Nova Scotians
Summary of research findings. Synthesizes litterature relevant to the health of African Canadians living in Nova Scotia. (See Details)
Published: 2001
Family violence and the health care system: moving from recognition to meaningful response
Discusses the role of health-care systems and practitioners in responding to or preventing family violence, with emphasis on models in BC and some examples from other jurisdictions. (See Details)
Published: 2005
Older women's health priorities and perceptions of care delivery: results of the WOW health survey
Finds that health care providers are addressing many, but not all, of older women's (ages 55-95) health concerns, especially those that are of great concern or importance to these women. (See Details)
Published: 2005
Gender and the social construction of illness
Examines the interface between the social institutions of gender and Western Medicine.
Published: 2002
Sex differences in health status, health care use, and quality of care: a population-based analysis for Manitoba's Regional Heal
Provides an overview of male/female differences in health status, health service use, and quality of care, as revealed by analysis of administrative health care data files. (See Details)
Published: 2005
Survivors of sexual abuse: clinical, lifestyle and reproductive consequences
Examines whether reported sexual abuse and its associated demographic and health-related effects are different for aboriginal and non-aboriginal women. Finds that abuse may be associated with subsequent health behaviors, beyond specific physical and psychosocial disorders. Concludes that aboriginal and non-aboriginal women who have suffered sexual abuse showed substantial differences in their subsequent health and health-related behaviours. Includes references. (See Details)
Published: 1998
Anishinaabe ik-we mino-aie-win: Aboriginal women's health issues: a holistic perspective on wellness
Examines and identifies aspects of health and wellness that are unique to Aboriginal women, as well as stories about their experiences with the health care system. (See Details)
Published: 2004
Health promotion from a feminist perspective: a framework for an effective health system response to woman abuse
Examines how wife abuse impacts health care utilization.
Published: 1998/99
Women of color
Special issue of the American Journal of Public Health: deals with issues of the health of women of colour in various papers. Reports on conference convened by Martha Hargraves in May 2001 on Eliminating health disparities among minority women. Provides overview of social embeddedness of health. Also examines areas such as future health needs of women of colour, rural health and women of colour, and research and practice issues with women of colour (including papers on cancers, Hepatitis C, HIV, mammography, mortality, and racial discrimination).
Published: 2002