Health care

Health care

Health carelessness and the plight of immigrant women

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Canadian Women's Health Network (CWHN)
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Paper
Author: 
Johanna Brand
Edition: 
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. 

 


Do seniors get good health care?

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

This article is an up-front look at some of the pressing issues facing seniors today. Illustrates a general dissatisfaction with doctors and the quality of health care services.  

Mother bears on the rampage : mothers of chronically-ill children confront the health care system

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English
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Canadian Women's Health Network (CWHN)
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Paper
Author: 
Maureen Gans
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Vol 12, No.2
Publisher: 
Women Healthsharing
Publication Date: 
1991
Publication Place: 
Toronto, ON

This article discusses the needs of mothers who have chronically ill children. Shares what these women have to do in order to get quality health care for their family. 

 

  

A futuristic nightmare

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Canadian Women's Health Network (CWHN)
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Paper
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Judy Darcy
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Vol 9, No.4
Publisher: 
Women Healthsharing
Publication Date: 
1988
Publication Place: 
Toronto, ON

In this article Judy Darcy shares her vision of what life could be like under free trade. Illustrates the impact on social services and public programs. 

 


Healthcare and lesbians

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Canadian Women's Health Network (CWHN)
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Paper
Author: 
Robin Barnett
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Vol 6, No.2
Publisher: 
Women Healthsharing
Publication Date: 
1985
Publication Place: 
Toronto, ON

This article explores health care issues of special concern to lesbians. Homophobia and challenges to accessing safe health care. Gynecological and breast health concerns. 

Nurturing politics and health centres de sante des femme du quartier

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Canadian Women's Health Network (CWHN)
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Paper
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Clara Valverde
Connie Clement
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Vol 1, No. 1
Publisher: 
Women Healthsharing
Publication Date: 
1979
Publication Place: 
Toronto, ON

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.


 

 

Women Who Care: Women's stories of health care and caring

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Edited by: Nili Kaplan-Myrth, MD, PHD; Lori Hanson, PhD; Patricia Thille, BSc (PT), MA
Foreward by: Dr. Barbara Lent
Afterword by: Dr. Carolyn Bennet
Publisher: 
Pottersfield Press
Publication Date: 
2010
Publication Place: 
Lawrencetown Beach, NS

In her third year of medical training -- discouraged by how little focus there was on caring -- a young woman was faced with a decision: she could throw her hands up and quit or she could risk speaking up and work toward change. She decided to send out a call (through the Canadian Women's Health Network) asking women to share their experiences of health care and caring. Her e-mail inbox immediately overflowed with stories from women across Canada. Together, this amazing group of women wrote Women Who Care.

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9781897426227

Social determinants of health: the Canadian facts

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Juha Mikkonen
Dennis Raphael
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York University
Publication Date: 
May 2010
Publication Place: 
Toronto, On

The primary factors that shape the health of Canadians are not medical treatments or lifestyle choices but rather the living conditions they experience. These conditions have come to be known as the social determinants of health. This information – based on decades of research and hundreds of studies in Canada and elsewhere – is unfamiliar to most Canadians. Canadians are largely unaware that our health is shaped by how income and wealth is distributed, whether or not we are employed and if so, the working conditions we experience.

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ISBN 9780968348413

It is time for a national birthing strategy

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English
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Canadian Women's Health Network (CWHN)
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Online
Author: 
Mike Haymes
Society of Obstetricians and Gynecologists of Canada
Publisher: 
Network
Publication Date: 
Spring/Summer 2007
Publication Place: 
Winnipeg

Discusses how Canada’s obstetrics and gynecology society is proposing a national birthing strategy to help address a shortage of maternity healthcare professionals – and a looming maternity care crisis.

Improving the health of Canadians: an introduction to health in urban places

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English
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Online
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Canadian Institute for Health Information
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2006

Explores the patterns of health between and within Canadian cities as well as how the social and physical aspects of urban neighbourhoods and housing may be linked to people's overall health. It reviews the latest research, presents new analyses and explores relevant policies and programs.

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