Immigrant women

Immigrant women

Midwifery in transition

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Canadian Women's Health Network (CWHN)
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Paper
Author: 
Anne Rochon Ford
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Vol 14, No.2
Publisher: 
Women Healthsharing
Publication Date: 
1993
Publication Place: 
Toronto, ON

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. 

 


In our own words

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English
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Canadian Women's Health Network (CWHN)
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Paper
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Vol 14, No.1
Publisher: 
Women Healthsharing
Publication Date: 
1993
Publication Place: 
Toronto, ON

This article profiles several feminist organizations and programs. Highlights organizations working to support the elderly, immigrant women, women and mental health,  gay and lesbian communities, francophone women, women working as prostitutes, women with addictions, etc. 


Health carelessness and the plight of immigrant women

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English
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Canadian Women's Health Network (CWHN)
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Paper
Author: 
Johanna Brand
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Vol 14, No.1
Publisher: 
Women Healthsharing
Publication Date: 
1993
Publication Place: 
Toronto, ON

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. 

 


Reaching out : women working with immigrant women

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Canadian Women's Health Network (CWHN)
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Paper
Author: 
Valerie Kflfoil
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Vol 13, No.3
Publisher: 
Women Healthsharing
Publication Date: 
1992
Publication Place: 
Toronto, ON

This article introduces Women Working With Immigrant Women (WWWIW), a women's group in New Brunswick for immigrant and refugee women. Shares success they have had in making their program accessible. Systemic challenges: racism and sexism. 

 


In our words: profiles of organizations working to better women's health

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English
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Canadian Women's Health Network (CWHN)
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Paper
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Vol 13, No.1
Publisher: 
Women Healthsharing
Publication Date: 
1992
Publication Place: 
Toronto, ON

This article profiles organizations across Canada working to better women's health. Lists mission statements, program intentions and community involvement. 

Women in health

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English
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Canadian Women's Health Network (CWHN)
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Paper
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Vol 12, No.3
Publisher: 
Women Healthsharing
Publication Date: 
1991
Publication Place: 
Toronto, ON

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

 


Healthshock

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English
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Canadian Women's Health Network (CWHN)
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Paper
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Bhooma Bhayana
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Vol 12, No.3
Publisher: 
Women Healthsharing
Publication Date: 
1991
Publication Place: 
Toronto, ON

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. 

 

Immigrant women and psychiatrists

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English
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Canadian Women's Health Network (CWHN)
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Paper
Author: 
Eva Szekely
Eleni Skodra
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Vol 12, No.3
Publisher: 
Women Healthsharing
Publication Date: 
1991
Publication Place: 
Toronto, ON

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

 


 


A population at risk

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Canadian Women's Health Network (CWHN)
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Paper
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Judith Elizabeth Pilowsky
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Vol 12, No.3
Publisher: 
Women Healthsharing
Publication Date: 
1991
Publication Place: 
Toronto, ON

This article discusses immigrant women, refugee women and visible minority women and mental health. Identifies factors that constitute stress in the lives of these women and so create a vulnerability to psychosomatic problems. Explores how the needs addressed can be met. 

 

 

 

Where does the torturer live?

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English
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Canadian Women's Health Network (CWHN)
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Paper
Author: 
Michelle Andrene Lurch
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Vol 12, No.3
Publisher: 
Women Healthsharing
Publication Date: 
1991
Publication Place: 
Toronto, ON

This article discusses domestic violence and the linguistic and cultural barriers barriers for immigrant women that make it difficult to access resources and support. Shares stories and resources. 


 

 

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