Peer support

Peer support

Women with disabilities challenge the body beautiful

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English
Owning Org: 
Canadian Women's Health Network (CWHN)
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Paper
Author: 
April D’Aubin
Diane Driedger
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Vol 12, No.4
Publisher: 
Women Healthsharing
Publication Date: 
1992
Publication Place: 
Toronto, ON

This article is an examination of the pressures women are under to conform to an unattainable standard of beauty and the double impact this has on women with disabilities. 

 

 

Women in health

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English
Owning Org: 
Canadian Women's Health Network (CWHN)
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Paper
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Vol 12, No.3
Publisher: 
Women Healthsharing
Publication Date: 
1991
Publication Place: 
Toronto, ON

This article profiles four women's health organizations working with immigrant women. Identifying needs and what constitutes culturally appropriate care. 

 


"dear mr. m"

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English
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Canadian Women's Health Network (CWHN)
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Paper
Author: 
Karin Singer
Edition: 
Vol 11, No.1
Publisher: 
Women Healthsharing
Publication Date: 
1989
Publication Place: 
Toronto, ON

This article shares a story of surviving the psychiatric system through letters and personal narrative and reflection.  Discusses women and mental health,  institutionalization, patient-physician relationships and support. 

The effect of peer support on breast-feeding duration among primiparous women: a randomized controlled trial

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English
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Paper
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Cindy-Lee Dennis
Ellen Hodnett
Ruth Gallop
Beverley Chalmers
Publisher: 
Canadian Medical Association Journal
Publication Date: 
2002
Publication Place: 
Ottawa, ON

Evaluated the effect of peer (mother-to-mother) support on breastfeeding duration among first-time breastfeeding mothers. Finds that telephone-based support intervention was effective in maintaining breastfeeding to 3 months post partum and improving satisfaction with the infant feeding experience.

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ISSN 08203946 (print)
ISSN 14882329 (online)

Health related virtual communities and electronic support groups: systematic review of the effects of onlie peer to peer interac

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English
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Online
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Gunther Eysenbach
John Powell
Marina Englesakis
Carlos Rizo
Anita Stern
Publisher: 
British Medical Journal
Publication Date: 
2004
Publication Place: 
London, UK

Compiles and evaluates the evidence on the effects on health and social outcomes of computer based peer to peer communities and electronic self support groups, used by people to discuss health related issues remotely. Concludes that quantitative studies with factorial design or evaluating pure peer to peer interventions are needed to provide robust evidence on the effects of peer to peer support groups.

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ISSN 14685833

Supporting teens with eating disorders: a guide for family menbers & close friends

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English
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Online
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Center for Young Women's Health, Children's Hospital Boston
Publication Date: 
1999-2005
Publication Place: 
Boston, MA

Presents a guide for family members & close friends on supporting teens with eating disorders. Gives information on what you can do for meals and snacks, food preperation, on having a healthy attitude and talking with teens.

Not alone: peer support through audio teleconferencing for rural women with breast cancer

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English
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Paper
Online
Author: 
Vernon R. Curran
Jon G. Church
Publisher: 
Canadian Medical Association Journal
Publication Date: 
1998
Publication Place: 
Ottawa, ON

Describes a pilot project which used an audio teleconferencing network to facilitate a self-help peer support group for breast cancer survivors in rural Newfoundland and Labrador.

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ISSN 00084409
ISSN 08203946
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Includes bibliographical references.

Eyes on the Prize

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NGO - Non Government Organization
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English
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Information provision and referral
Support group/peer support

Forms a web community that provides information, shared experience, resources, support and company to women coping with gynaecologic cancer. Web site includes resources, personal stories, and a discussion list.

Peer-facilitated support groups for abused women (Self Help Canada Series)

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English
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Author: 
Janet Freeman
Karen Larcombe
Publisher: 
National Clearinghouse on Family Violence
Publication Date: 
1993
Publication Place: 
Ottawa, ON

Presents guidelines for establishing peer facilitated support groups for women who are abused. Outlines the role of facilitators, types of support groups, and group structures and philosophy.

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Includes bibliographical references.

The NACA position on informal caregiving: support and enhancement

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English
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Paper
Author: 
National Advisory Council on Aging
Publisher: 
Health Canada, Division of Aging and Seniors, National Advisory Council on Aging
Publication Date: 
1990
Publication Place: 
Ottawa, ON

Promotes increased recognition and support for those informal caregivers that provide assistance to frail seniors.

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CARE.N38 1990
ISBN 0662577450
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