Patients rights

Patients rights

Sex and punishment : the politics of cervical cancer

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English
Owning Org: 
Canadian Women's Health Network (CWHN)
Media Type: 
Paper
Author: 
Jan Darby
Edition: 
Vol 13, No.2
Publisher: 
Women Healthsharing
Publication Date: 
1992
Publication Place: 
Toronto, ON

This article maintains that the question of what causes cervical cancer has profound implication for women's health. Discusses the necessary move for medical researchers to broaden their approach to the causation of cervical cancer to take into account the complex social and environmental influences on women's lives. 



 


Through women’s eyes: the case for a feminist epidemiology

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English
Owning Org: 
Canadian Women's Health Network (CWHN)
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Paper
Author: 
Patricia Kaufert
Edition: 
Vol 10, No.1
Publisher: 
Women
Publication Date: 
1988
Publication Place: 
Toronto, ON

This article calls for a woman-centered approach within medical research. Identifies why a feminist epidemiology is necessary. Defines feminist epidemiology. 

Mitral valve prolapse - a benign syndrome?

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English
Owning Org: 
Canadian Women's Health Network (CWHN)
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Paper
Author: 
Sharon Anderson
Edition: 
Vol 4, No. 2
Publisher: 
Women Healthsharing
Publication Date: 
1983
Publication Place: 
Toronto, ON

This article highlights a personal account illustrating medicine's failure to treat seriously a heart condition experienced by 20% of women. Describes Mitral Valve Prolapse; association between MVP and endocarditis. 


Women in institutions

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English
Owning Org: 
Canadian Women's Health Network (CWHN)
Media Type: 
Paper
Author: 
The Feminist Therapy Support Group
Edition: 
Vol 3, No. 4
Publisher: 
Women Healthsharing
Publication Date: 
1982
Publication Place: 
Toronto, ON

This article is the fourth of a special issue of Healthsharing on the topic of women and therapy by The Feminist Therapy Study/Support Group. Examines whether institutions could be more intimate and more humane.

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. 

Canadian breast cancer patient charter

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English
Media Type: 
Online
Publication Date: 
2006

Provides women with answers to their questions about breast cancer, and shows patients their entitlements and rights to care.

Privacy in practice: a handbook for Canadian physicians

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English
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Paper
Online
Author: 
Canadian Medical Association
Publisher: 
Canadian Medical Association
Publication Date: 
2003
Publication Place: 
Ottawa, ON

Provides information for physicians in order to maintain best practices in the protection of patient health information, aimed primarily at physicians in office-based practice settings.

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ISBN/ISSN: 
ISBN 1894391063

Survivors of Medical Abuse

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Organization Type: 
NGO - Non Government Organization
Service Language: 
English
Services Provided: 
Information provision and referral
Advocacy
Support group/peer support

Supports medical victims in sharing their concerns in a safe, confidential environment. Provides emotional support through the process and participate in advocacy work. Attends members' hearings and offers moral support. Medical victims are defined as anyone who has suffered emotional, physical or sexual abuse from a medical practitioner.

Primary Telephone: 
(905) 836-4900
Fax Number: 
(905) 836-4900
Street Address: 
192 Grant Blight Crescent
City: 
Newmarket
Province: 
Ontario
Postal/ZIP Code: 
L3Y 7W7

You and your doctor

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English
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Online
Author: 
Women's Health Care Centre
Publisher: 
Women's Health Care Centre
Publication Date: 
2003
Publication Place: 
Peterborough, ON

Provides information on patients' rights, as well as how to prepare for a doctor's appointment.

Make the most of your doctor

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English
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Paper
Online
Author: 
Pamela Prentice
Publisher: 
British Medical Journal
Publication Date: 
2003
Publication Place: 
London, UK

Presents steps to make the most of your doctor's appointment.

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ISBN/ISSN: 
ISSN 00071447
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