Health care workers

Health care workers

In our own words - workplace hazards and environmental health

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English
Owning Org: 
Canadian Women's Health Network (CWHN)
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Paper
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Vol 14, No.2
Publisher: 
Women Healthsharing
Publication Date: 
1993
Publication Place: 
Toronto, ON

This article highlights the biggest health concern across North America: environmental hazards. Discusses workplace hazards in Nursing. 

Mercury poisoning: one woman’s story

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English
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Canadian Women's Health Network (CWHN)
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Paper
Author: 
Lissa Donner
Edition: 
Vol 4, No. 3
Publisher: 
Women Healthsharing
Publication Date: 
1983
Publication Place: 
Toronto, ON

This article consists of an interview with a dental assistant who learns too late about the occupational hazards of mercury. Her story describes a struggle with illness, with the dental and medical professions, with the compensation system, with family and friends and with herself. 


Losing control: the story of hospital work

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English
Owning Org: 
Canadian Women's Health Network (CWHN)
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Paper
Author: 
Joan Newman Kuyek
Edition: 
vol 3, No.4
Publisher: 
Women Healthsharing
Publication Date: 
1982
Publication Place: 
Toronto, ON

This article illustrates, through a historical overview, how our concerns as patients are inseparably linked with the structure of hospital work and the well being of workers. Proposes a united and creative front in the battle to end the dehumanization of patients and workers. 

Nurturing politics and health centres de sante des femme du quartier

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English
Owning Org: 
Canadian Women's Health Network (CWHN)
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Paper
Author: 
Clara Valverde
Connie Clement
Edition: 
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.


 

 

Findings from the 2005 National survey of the work and health of nurses (NSWHN)

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English
Translated Title: 
L'Enquête nationale sur le travail et la santé du personnel infirmier (ENTSPI) de 2005 resultats
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Online
Publisher: 
Canadian Institute for Health Information, Health Canada and Statistics Canada
Publication Date: 
2005
Publication Place: 
Ottawa, ON

The survey was administered to a sample of LPNs, RNs and RPNs from across the country. Data from the survey help to identify relationships between selected health outcomes, the work environment and work-life experiences.

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Visit their website to read online and to download.
ISBN/ISSN: 
0-662-44484-1
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Includes 51 tables in the appendices.

Annotated bibliography on the mental health of healthcare workers

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English
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Centres of Excellence for Womens Health (CEWH)
Women and Health Care Reform
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Online
Publisher: 
Women and Health Care Reform
Publication Date: 
2007

Annotated bibliography on the mental health of health care workers.

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Available online.

Who’s caring for the caregivers? Symposium focuses on the mental health of women health care workers

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English
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Et les soignantes, qui s’en occupe ? Un symposium se penche sur la santé mentale des travailleuses de la santé
Owning Org: 
Canadian Women's Health Network (CWHN)
Prairie Women's Health Centre of Excellence (PWHCE)
Media Type: 
Paper
Online
Author: 
Joanne Havelock
Prairie Women’s Health Centre of Excellence
Edition: 
Vol.11, No. 2
Publisher: 
Network/LeRèseau
Publication Date: 
2009
Publication Place: 
Winnipeg, MB

A synopsis of the two day symposium on the mental health of women health care workers that took place in November 2008 in Vancouver, British Columbia

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Contact their office to order a copy
ISBN/ISSN: 
14800039

Hesperian

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NGO - Non Government Organization
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English
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Publisher

The Hesperian Foundation is a non-profit publisher of books and newsletters for community-based health care. Simply written and heavily illustrated, Hesperian books are designed so that people with little formal education can understand, apply and share health information. Developed collaboratively with health workers and community members from around the world, our books and newsletters address the underlying social, political, and economic causes of poor health and suggest ways groups can organize to improve health conditions in their communities.

Primary Telephone: 
510-845-1447
Website/URL: 
Fax Number: 
510-845-0539
Street Address: 
1919 Addison Street, Suite 304,
City: 
Berkeley
Province: 
California
Postal/ZIP Code: 
94704

Who counts as a health care worker?

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English
Owning Org: 
Canadian Women's Health Network (CWHN)
National Network on Environment and Women's Health (NNEWH)
Women and Health Care Reform
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Paper
Online
Author: 
Pat Armstrong
Hugh Armstrong
Krista Dixon-Scott
Publisher: 
Network
Publication Date: 
2006
Publication Place: 
Winnipeg, MB

Argues that quality of health care is threatened by new labour practices that treat certain workers (ancillary) as unimportant to good care.

ISBN/ISSN: 
ISSN 14800039

The feminization of health care migration: women pay the cost of global restructuring

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English
Owning Org: 
Canadian Women's Health Network (CWHN)
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Paper
Online
Author: 
Anne-Marie DeLorey
Publisher: 
Network
Publication Date: 
2006
Publication Place: 
Winnipeg, MB

Looks at the implications for women of richer countries' recruitment of health care workers from developing countries.

ISBN/ISSN: 
ISSN 14800039
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