Search Resources (English): Culturally appropriate care

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Nurturing politics and health centres de sante des femme du quartier   
http://www.cwhn.ca/sites/default/files/PDF/Healthsharing/1979_Healthsharing_Vol_1_No_1_November.pdf

This article speaks to the importance of women run centres; Centres de Sante des Femme du Quartier in Quebec is a featured example of a grass roots francophone women's health centre.


 

 

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Published: 1979
Immigrant women and psychiatrists  
http://www.cwhn.ca/sites/default/files/PDF/Healthsharing/1991_Healthsharing_Vol_12_No_3_Fall.pdf

This article shares experiences of immigrant women undergoing therapy. Identifies some immigrant women's expectations, treatments and disillusions with therapy. 

 


 


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Published: 1991
Healthshock  
http://www.cwhn.ca/sites/default/files/PDF/Healthsharing/1991_Healthsharing_Vol_12_No_3_Fall.pdf

This article explores some experiences of immigrant women accessing health care services in Canada. Suggests ways to begin to break down some of the barriers to access and equality that exist in our health care system between the health care worker  and the consumer of those services. 

 

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Published: 1991
Women in health  
http://www.cwhn.ca/sites/default/files/PDF/Healthsharing/1991_Healthsharing_Vol_12_No_3_Fall.pdf

This article profiles four women's health organizations working with immigrant women. Identifying needs and what constitutes culturally appropriate care. 

 


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Published: 1991
Giving birth the “white man’s way”  
http://www.cwhn.ca/sites/default/files/PDF/Healthsharing/1992_Healthsharing_Vol_13_No_2_Summer_Fall.pdf

This article identifies the colonizing of childbirth in the north and the consequences for Inuit communities. Discusses how to improve access to culturally appropriate care for the First Nations of Canada. 

 


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Published: 1992
Native traditions in sexual abuse healing  
http://www.cwhn.ca/sites/default/files/PDF/Healthsharing/1993_Healthsharing_Vol_13_No_4_Winter_Spring.pdf

This article discusses the need for culturally safe and appropriate agencies. Introduces The Mooka'am program, named for the Ojibway word meaning new dawn, a program for Native survivors of sexual abuse in Toronto. 


 


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Published: 1993
Health carelessness and the plight of immigrant women  
http://www.cwhn.ca/sites/default/files/PDF/Healthsharing/1993_Healthsharing_Vol_13_No_4_Winter_Spring.pdf

This article shares stories of immigrant women living in Manitoba. Examines what can happen to newcomers who need medical care, yet are still struggling to understand the health-care system, its culture and society. Illustrates the challenges immigrant women face in having their needs met. 

 


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Published: 1993
Midwifery in transition  
http://www.cwhn.ca/sites/default/files/PDF/Healthsharing/1993_Healthsharing_Vol_14_No_2_Summer_Fall.pdf

This article discusses the regulation of midwifery and white privilege. Explores how white midwifery can work to create an  inclusive practice in order to provide appropriate care for a diversity of women. 

 


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Published: 1993
In search of a healing place: Aboriginal women in Vancouver’s Downtown Eastside  
http://home.cc.umanitoba.ca/~hallmanb/files/GEOG4290-readings-pdf/benoit-carroll-choudhry-2003.pdf

Discusses how the health care concerns of Aboriginal women are being met by Urban Aboriginal Health Centres. Uses a case-study approach whereby three separate focus groups were conducted with Aboriginal women who were clients of the Vancouver Native Health Society (VNHS), its sister organization, Sheway, or residents of Vancouver’s Downtown Eastside (DTES). In Social Science & Medicine 56 (2003) 821–833.

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Published: 2003