College of Physicians and Surgeons

Not the oldest profession

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English
Owning Org: 
Canadian Women's Health Network (CWHN)
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Paper
Author: 
Wendy Barrett
Michele Dore
Amyra Braha
Lisa McCaskell
Edition: 
Vol 6, No.2
Publisher: 
Women Healthsharing
Publication Date: 
1985
Publication Place: 
Toronto, ON

This article consists of an interview with two women about problems they encountered while working for a professional patient teaching program. 

Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada

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Organization Type: 
NGO - Non Government Organization
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English
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Services Provided: 
Policy development
Research
Training

Sets the standards for specialty medical education in Canada, supports lifelong learning for specialist physicians, and promotes sound health policy. Functions include accreditation, credentialing,  producing and administering the national certification exams, and research and innovation.

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613-730-8177
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feedback@royalcollege.ca
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613-730-8830
Tollfree Phone Number: 
1-800-668-3740
Street Address: 
774 Echo Drive
City: 
Ottawa
Province: 
ON
Postal/ZIP Code: 
K1S 5N8
Country: 
Canada

Health status and health services use of female and male prisoners in provincial jail

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English
Owning Org: 
Atlantic Centre of Excellence for Womens' Health (ACEWH)
Centres of Excellence for Womens Health (CEWH)
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Paper
Online
Author: 
Jennifer R. Bernier
Kristin MacLellan
Publisher: 
Atlantic Centre of Excellence for Women’s Health
Publication Date: 
2011
Publication Place: 
Halifax NS

Examines and compares the health status and health service utilization of women and men in a provincial correctional jail in Atlantic Canada. Finds that prisoners experienced a number of physical and mental health issues and a large proportion used health services during incarceration. The quality and accessibility of health services played a significant role in how participants viewed health care in jail. Sex and gender are shown to influence the health status and use of health services among provincial prisoners. Females report more heath issues and poorer overall health, as well as more difficulties accessing health services during incarceration than male prisoners. Race also plays a role in health status and health service utilization. Aboriginal prisoners rate their overall physical and mental health poorer than non-Aboriginals. They also report a greater need for health services, but use them less than non-Aboriginal prisoners.

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ISBN: 978-0-9810459-3-1
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Includes bibliographical references.
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