Culturally appropriate care

Midwifery in transition

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Canadian Women's Health Network (CWHN)
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Paper
Author: 
Anne Rochon Ford
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Vol 14, No.2
Publisher: 
Women Healthsharing
Publication Date: 
1993
Publication Place: 
Toronto, ON

This article discusses the regulation of midwifery and white privilege. Explores how white midwifery can work to create an  inclusive practice in order to provide appropriate care for a diversity of women. 

 


Health carelessness and the plight of immigrant women

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English
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Canadian Women's Health Network (CWHN)
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Paper
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Johanna Brand
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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. 

 


Native traditions in sexual abuse healing

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Canadian Women's Health Network (CWHN)
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Paper
Author: 
Charlene Avalos
Cyndy Baskin
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Vol 13, No.4
Publisher: 
Women Healthsharing
Publication Date: 
1993
Publication Place: 
Toronto, ON

This article discusses the need for culturally safe and appropriate agencies. Introduces The Mooka'am program, named for the Ojibway word meaning new dawn, a program for Native survivors of sexual abuse in Toronto. 


 


Giving birth the “white man’s way”

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Canadian Women's Health Network (CWHN)
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Paper
Author: 
Sheila Jennings Linehan
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Vol 13, No.2
Publisher: 
Women Healthsharing
Publication Date: 
1992
Publication Place: 
Toronto, ON

This article identifies the colonizing of childbirth in the north and the consequences for Inuit communities. Discusses how to improve access to culturally appropriate care for the First Nations of Canada. 

 


Women in health

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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. 

 


Healthshock

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

This article explores some experiences of immigrant women accessing health care services in Canada. Suggests ways to begin to break down some of the barriers to access and equality that exist in our health care system between the health care worker  and the consumer of those services. 

 

Immigrant women and psychiatrists

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Canadian Women's Health Network (CWHN)
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Paper
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Eva Szekely
Eleni Skodra
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Vol 12, No.3
Publisher: 
Women Healthsharing
Publication Date: 
1991
Publication Place: 
Toronto, ON

This article shares experiences of immigrant women undergoing therapy. Identifies some immigrant women's expectations, treatments and disillusions with therapy. 

 


 


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.


 

 

In search of a healing place: Aboriginal women in Vancouver’s Downtown Eastside

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Cecilia Benoit
Dena Carroll
Munaza Chaudhry
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Social Science & Medicine
Publication Date: 
2003

Discusses how the health care concerns of Aboriginal women are being met by Urban Aboriginal Health Centres. Uses a case-study approach whereby three separate focus groups were conducted with Aboriginal women who were clients of the Vancouver Native Health Society (VNHS), its sister organization, Sheway, or residents of Vancouver’s Downtown Eastside (DTES). In Social Science & Medicine 56 (2003) 821–833.

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