Cultural determinants

Cultural determinants

Nurturing mothers

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English
Owning Org: 
Canadian Women's Health Network (CWHN)
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Paper
Author: 
Sheila Kitzinger
Edition: 
Vol 4, No.4
Publisher: 
Women Healthsharing
Publication Date: 
1983
Publication Place: 
Toronto, ON

This article discusses the culture of childbearing. Explores how medicalization has becomes the ritual of birth in North America. Explores how women are reclaiming their bodies in birth. 

 

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
Edition: 
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. 


 

 

Don’t blame mother

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English
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Canadian Women's Health Network (CWHN)
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Paper
Author: 
Susan Penfold
Edition: 
Vol 7, No.2
Publisher: 
Women Healthsharing
Publication Date: 
1986
Publication Place: 
Toronto, ON

This article is an edited version of a speech given by Susan Penfold at the University of Toronto's Rosenstadt Lectureship in community medicine on December 5 1985. Presents historical data around the origins of mother blaming.  

National Collaborating Centre for Determinants of Health

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Organization Type: 
Governmental Body
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English
Français
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Research
Policy development

One of six National Collaborating Centres created by the Public Health Agency of Canada to form a key part of the Government of Canada's commitment to renew and strengthen public health in Canada. The NCCDH focuses on the social and economic factors that influence the health of Canadians. The Centre translates and shares information and evidence about the social determinants of health with front-line public health practitioners, policymakers and researchers – individuals who need this information to make evidence-informed practice, planning, policy and research decisions.

Primary Telephone: 
(902) 867-6134
Website/URL: 
Email Address: 
nccdh@stfx.ca
Fax Number: 
(902) 867-6130
Street Address: 
St. Francis Xavier University
Addt'l Street Address: 
2400 Mount Saint Bernard, Camden 116, 2nd Floor, PO Box 5000
City: 
Antigonish
Province: 
Nova Scotia
Postal/ZIP Code: 
B2G 2W5
Country: 
Canada

Culturally Relevant Gender-based Analysis: A tool to promote equity

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English
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Canadian Women's Health Network (CWHN)
Centres of Excellence for Womens Health (CEWH)
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Paper
Online
Author: 
Erin Wolski
Edition: 
Vol. 11, N. 1
Publisher: 
Network/Le Réseau
Publication Date: 
Fall/Winter 2008/2009
Publication Place: 
Winnipeg, MB

Discusses how the need to restore the value of Aboriginal gendered roles has motivated the development of culturally relevant gender-based analysis or CRGBA. Takes a look at the Native Women's Association of Canada's CRGBA framework, a learning tool for use by anyone involved in policy, program or project development.

Eating disorders among women of colour

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English
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Online
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Patricia Romney
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National Eating Disorder Information Centre
Publication Date: 
1998
Publication Place: 
Toronto, ON

Examines how eating disorders are different among women of colour. Discusses cultural meanings of weight and food.

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Includes bibliographical references.

Exercise, physical appearance and self-esteem in adolescence

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English
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Online
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Merryl Bear
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National Eating Disorder Information Centre
Publication Date: 
1996
Publication Place: 
Toronto, ON

Explores some of the links between culture, diet and exercise with an emphasis on adolescents.

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Includes bibliographical references.

Living well: Aboriginal women, cultural identity and wellness

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English
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Centres of Excellence for Women's Health Research Bulletins (CEWHRB)
Prairie Women's Health Centre of Excellence (PWHCE)
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Online
Paper
Author: 
Alex Wilson
Publisher: 
Research Bulletin
Publication Date: 
2005
Publication Place: 
Ottawa, ON

Reports on a research project that studied the positive impact of cultural identity on the wellness of Aboriginal women in Manitoba.

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ISSN 14963612
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Includes bibliographical references.

Menopause and culture

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English
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Paper
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Gabrielle Elfriede Berger
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Pluto Press
Publication Date: 
1999
Publication Place: 
Sterling, VA

Questions the view of menopause as an estrogen-deficiency disease by examining how other vital influences, such as culture, mediate the menopause transition.

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ISBN/ISSN: 
ISBN 074531483X
MENO.B47 1999
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Includes bibliographical references and index.

Caring for women with circumcision: a technical manual for health care providers

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English
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Paper
Author: 
Nahid Toubia
Publisher: 
Research, Action and Information Network for the Bodily Integrity of Women (RAINBO)
Publication Date: 
1999
Publication Place: 
New York, NY

Addresses the issue of female genital mutilation (FGM). Serves as a clinical guide for health practitioners on how to manage physical complications of FGM including issues of perinatal and obstetric care.

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ISBN/ISSN: 
FGM.T68 1999
ISBN 1893136019
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Includes bibliographical references.
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