Health care

Health care

Health in the Americas Volume 2

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English
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Paper
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Pan American Health Organization
Publisher: 
Pan American Health Organization
Publication Date: 
2002
Publication Place: 
Wahington, DC

Analyzes health situation and health trends in the Americas. Provides a country by country analysis of health issues such as specific health problems, and the response of the health system and services.

ISBN/ISSN: 
HERF.P36 2002
ISBN 9275315876
Scientific and Technical Publication No. 587

Lesbians and healthcare

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English
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Online
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Canadian Women's Health Network
Publication Date: 
2003-2005
Publication Place: 
Winnipeg, MB

Discusses the barriers that can prevent lesbians from accessing good healthcare. Offers questions to ask to determine if a healthcare professional will be able to offer you adequate care. Provides tips on looking for a doctor.

Social rights and economics: claims to health care and education in developing countries

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English
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Online
Author: 
Varun Gauri
Publisher: 
World Bank, Development Research Group
Publication Date: 
2003
Publication Place: 
Washington, D.C.

Analyzes contemporary rights-based and economic approaches to health care and education in developing countries. Assesses the foundations and uses of social rights in development, outlines an economic approach to improving health and education service provision, and then highlights differences, similarities, and the hard questions that the economic critique poses for rights. Argues that the policy consequences of rights overlap considerably with a modern economic approach.

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World Bank Policy Research Working Paper 3006

Building on values: the future of health care in Canada: final report

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English
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Paper
Online
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Roy Romanow
Publisher: 
Commission on the Future of Health Care in Canada
Publication Date: 
2002
Publication Place: 
Ottawa, ON

Presents recommendations that outline actions that must be taken in critical areas, including medicare, health care, citizenship, and federalism, and more.

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ISBN 0662330439

Baby boom to generation X: progress in young women's health

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English
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Online
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Alina Salganicoff
Barbara Wentworth
Liberty Greene
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The Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation
Publication Date: 
2003
Publication Place: 
Menlo Park, CA

Appears as a chapter in "The American Woman 2003-2004, Daughters of a Revolution--Young Women Today," Cynthia Costello, Vanessa Wight, and Anne J. Stone, editors. Explores the changes that have taken place in young women’s health over the past twenty-five years. Discusses young women’s health status and access to care since the 1970s, outlines programmatic developments in health care as they affect young women, and examines the impact of cultural shifts in reproductive health and maternity care as well as the contribution of new medical advances.

Commonwealth Fund

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Governmental Body
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English
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Research
Advocacy
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Supports independent research on health and social issues and makes grants to improve health care practice and policy. Helps people become more informed about their health care, and improves care for vulnerable populations such as children, elderly people, low-income families, minority Americans, and the uninsured.

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(212) 606-3800
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Email Address: 
cmwf@cmwf.org
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(212) 606-3500
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One East 75 Street
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New York
Province: 
New York
Postal/ZIP Code: 
10021

Women's encounters with the mental health establishment: escaping the yellow wallpaper

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English
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Paper
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Elayne Clift (ed.)
Publisher: 
The Haworth Press, Inc.
Publication Date: 
2002
Publication Place: 
New York, NY

Details women's encounters within various mental health settings, and reveals the lack of women-centred focus.

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ISBN 0789015463
MENH.W66 2002
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Includes bibliographical references. --- Review, Network Winter 2003: Charlotte Perkins Gilman’s famous short story, “The Yellow Wallpaper” has come to represent contemporary women’s struggles to be understood by their mental health care providers. In Women’s Encounters With the Mental Health Establishment, women write about their personal experiences within various mental health settings. This collection highlights the patriarchal structure of most mental health institutions and practices, and describes how clinicians continue to apply male-derived diagnoses and treatments while ignoring the reality of women’s experiences.

Women, diversity and access to health care in Atlantic Canada: a preliminary perspective

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English
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Canadian Women's Health Network (CWHN)
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Paper
Online
Author: 
Carol Amaratunga
Publisher: 
Network/Le Réseau
Publication Date: 
2001
Publication Place: 
Winnipeg, MB

Examines the knowledge gap in the Atlantic Region about accessibility of health care for disadvantaged sub-populations in general and women in particular.

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ISSN 14800039

Lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender health

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English
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Paper
Author: 
Mary E. Northbridge
Publisher: 
American Public Health Association
Publication Date: 
2001
Publication Place: 
Washington, DC

Appears as a special issue of the American Journal of Public Health (vol. 91, no. 6). Explores various topics in lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender health.

ISBN/ISSN: 
ISSN 00900036
LEBH.A44 2001

A guide for health professionals working with Aboriginal peoples: executive summary

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English
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Paper
Online
Author: 
Janet Smylie
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Society of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists of Canada
Publication Date: 
2000
Publication Place: 
Ottawa, ON

Provides an overview of the SOGC Policy Statements on Health Professionals Working with Aboriginal Peoples.

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<p>Includes bibliographical references. --- Review, Network Fall/Winter 2001/02: This series of articles is addressed to health professionals who wish to understand the perspectives from which Aboriginal individuals and communities may enter the therapeutic dialogue. It aims to supply health professionals with a toolkit to use when working with Aboriginal individuals and communities. Topics include: social, historic and political contexts, relevant health issues, how to mediate cultural differences, and ideas and examples regarding the development of health resources directed by and for Aboriginal peoples.</p>
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