Cultural differences

Cultural differences

Menopause in Japan means konenki

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English
Owning Org: 
Canadian Women's Health Network (CWHN)
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Paper
Author: 
Margaret Lock
Edition: 
Vol 11, No.4
Publisher: 
Women Healthsharing
Publication Date: 
1990
Publication Place: 
Toronto, ON

This article explores the different experiences and understandings of menopause for women in Japan as compared to women in North America. Acknowledges the power of language in shaping our experiences. 

Healing touch

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English
Owning Org: 
Canadian Women's Health Network (CWHN)
Media Type: 
Paper
Author: 
Cheryl Grossman
Leigh Hamilton
Wendy Simmons
Edition: 
Vol 10, No.1
Publisher: 
Women Healthsharing
Publication Date: 
1988
Publication Place: 
Toronto, ON

This article discusses the profound effect of touching. How touch shapes our development, mental health and sense of connectedness. Calls for healing touch.  

Menopause and culture

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English
Media Type: 
Paper
Author: 
Gabrielle Elfriede Berger
Publisher: 
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
Notes: 
Includes bibliographical references and index.

Dispelling the myths: disordered eating across cultures and the lifespan

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English
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Online
Author: 
Alex Merrill
Publisher: 
Canadian Women's Health Network
Publication Date: 
2004
Publication Place: 
Winnipeg, MB

Discusses eating disorders among women from different ethnic groups and cultures. Includes references and further reading suggestions.

Celebrating our cultural diversity

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English
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Online
Author: 
Kristin Jenkins
Publisher: 
Canadian Health Network
Publication Date: 
2003
Publication Place: 
Ottawa, ON

Provides current immigration statistical information. Contends that multi-culturalism brings a strength and uniqueness to Canadian society. Includes a list of ethnic and religious holidays and festivals.

EthnoMed

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English
Media Type: 
Online
Publisher: 
University of Washington Health Sciences Library and Harborview Medical Center
Publication Place: 
Seattle, WA

Provides a website containing medical and cultural information on immigrant and refugee groups. Contains information specific to groups in the Seattle area, but much of the cultural and health information is of interest and applicable in other geographic areas.

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The right to equal treatment: an annotated bibliography of studies on racial and ethnic disparities in healthcare, their causes,

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English
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Online
Publisher: 
Physicians for Human Rights
Publication Date: 
2003
Publication Place: 
Boston, MA

Presents an annotated bibliography of key articles in the peer-reviewed literature on racial and ethnic disparities in medical care, organized into 21 disease or clinical categories. Includes: general medical care; cardiovascular disease; cerebrovascular disease; cancer; asthma; renal disease and transplantation; organ donation; HIV/AIDS; maternal and child health; ophthalmic disease; mental health; diabetes; emergency care; EOL care and DNR orders; hip repair; prevention; C-section and hysterectomy; clinical trials; research methods; patient trust; and, cultural competency.

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Research as a spiritual contract: an Aboriginal women's health project

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English
Owning Org: 
Canadian Women's Health Network (CWHN)
Centres of Excellence for Women's Health Research Bulletins (CEWHRB)
Prairie Women's Health Centre of Excellence (PWHCE)
Media Type: 
Online
Paper
Author: 
Leslie Timmins
Publisher: 
Research Bulletin & Network/Le Réseau
Publication Date: 
2002
Publication Place: 
Ottawa, ON & Winnipeg, MB

Describes the work of two researchers, Connie Deiter and Linda Otway, who use specific research methods to include the participation of Aboriginal women.

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ISSN 14800039
ISSN 14963612
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Includes bibliographical references.

Quebec's breast cancer screening program: the persepctive of workers in ethnocultural communities

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English
Owning Org: 
Canadian Women's Health Network (CWHN)
Media Type: 
Online
Author: 
Karina Hallouche
Nancy William
Publisher: 
Network/Le Réseau
Publication Date: 
2000
Publication Place: 
Winnipeg, MB

Critiques the Québec Breast Cancer Screening Program, particularly it's lack of popularity within various ethnocultural communities in the province.

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ISSN 14800039

Canadian Council on Multicultural Health

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Groups Served: 
All women
Organization Type: 
NGO - Non Government Organization
Service Language: 
English
Services Provided: 
Information provision and referral
Advocacy

Works to promote and support an integrated health care system for persons who face inequities and barriers to access by virtue of their cultural and/or ethnic origin. Educates the public and health professionals on issues relating to health and culture. Advocates for policies and legislations to address inequities and barriers to access. Contributes to knowledge development in health and culture through research conducted in partnership with communities using a participaroty process.

Primary Telephone: 
604-733-1466
Email Address: 
ccmh@bc.sympatico.ca
Fax Number: 
604-733-8306
Street Address: 
Suite GR 1450 West 12th Avenue
City: 
Vancouver
Province: 
British Columbia
Postal/ZIP Code: 
V6H 1M9
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