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Integrated cancer care: holistic, complementary, and creative approaches
'Complementary' therapies such as acupuncture, aromatherapy and spiritual healing are now being offered within many oncology and palliative care settings.
Published: 2001
Holistic menopause: a new approach to midlife change
Provides information on the physical changes of menopause, as well as offers advice to help women move through the transition and out the other side.
Published: 1998
First Nations women workers' speak, write and research back: child welfare and decolonizing stories  
http://www.fncfcs.com/pubs/vol2num1/Reid_pp21.pdf
Discusses the impact of the work done by First Nations women Child and Family Services social workers on their health and well-being. Looks at coping strategies. (See Details)
Published: 2005
The cultural basis of well-being  
http://www.cwhn.ca/sites/default/files/PDF/Healthsharing/1986_Healthsharing_Vol_7_No_3_Summer.pdf

This article illustrates the influence of culture aan essential ingredient of nurses’ training.  Validates traditional knowledge.  Highlights the authors experience in creating the curriculum for The Saskatchewan Indian Community College. 

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Published: 1986
Winning the battle: living with epstein-barr virus  
http://www.cwhn.ca/sites/default/files/PDF/Healthsharing/1989_Healthsharing_Vol_10_No_2_Spring.pdf

This article shares one woman's experience of 'coming out' as one who lives with a chronic illness. Discusses holistic health practices. 

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Published: 1989
Medical malepractice  
http://www.cwhn.ca/sites/default/files/PDF/Healthsharing/1989_Healthsharing_Vol_10_No_4_Fall.pdf

This article discusses women and the medical industry. Lists guidelines for women seeking alternative care. 

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Published: 1989
The wisdom of menopause  
http://www.cwhn.ca/sites/default/files/PDF/Healthsharing/1990_Healthsharing_Vol_11_No_4_Winter.pdf

This article explores the myths, misconceptions and current research about menopause. Presents an overview of current research on some of the most frequently discussed and important questions women ask about menopause. 


 


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Published: 1990
Holistic remedies can help ease the symptoms of premenstrual syndrome  
http://www.cwhn.ca/sites/default/files/PDF/Healthsharing/1991_Healthsharing_Vol_12_No_2_Summer.pdf

This article defines PMS and explains its causes. Offers a holistic approach to relieve the symptoms associated with PMS. 

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Published: 1991
The comprehensive feminist approach to health  
http://www.cwhn.ca/en/node/42064

Adapted from the document "Changeons de Lunettes: Pour une approche globale et féministe de la santé".  The article examines a comprehensive feminist approach to health and how it is distinguished from the dominant medical approach. The full document "Changeons de Lunettes" (French only) is availabe to order at the website of the Réseau québécois d'action pour la santé des femmes (RQASF) at www.rqsaf.qc.ca

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Published: Fall/Winter 2009/2010
Birth centres give women another option  
http://www.cwhn.ca/sites/default/files/PDF/Healthsharing/1992_Healthsharing_Vol_13_No_2_Summer_Fall.pdf

This article introduces the birth centre as another option for families. Shares birth stories. Discusses the benefits of midwifery care and birth centre's for some families. 

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Published: 1992