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Female genital mutilation: pre and post natal care of the patient
Provides practical recommendations for treating patients subjected to female genital mutilation. Discusses definitions, physical appearance, discussing FGM with the patient, special considerations for prenatal care, performing an episiotomy, post-partum needs, advances in treatment of FGM, and prevention of FGM in the daughters of mothers who have been subjected to FGM.
Published: 1994
It helps to talk [kit]  
http://www.hc-sc.gc.ca/hppb/ahi/communication/pdf/patient.pdf
These materials have been developed to promote awareness of the importance of good communication between the health practitioner and the patient, and provide simple communication and time-management techniques that the patient and doctor can use during consultations. (See Details)
Health care in Canada 2004
Provides information on the health care system In Canada, focusing primarily on safe care. Also includes information on health human resources, experiencing care, wait times, and the cost of providing health care in Canada
Published: 2004
Better communication, better care: provider tools to care for diverse populations  
http://www.iceforhealth.org/library/default.asp?CurrentCategoryID=138&CurrentSubCategoryID=825#subcategory825
Provides a tool kit for health practitioners with resources to address the very specific operational needs that often arise in a busy practice servicing a diverse patient population. Contains references to American laws and resources, but can be adapted for use in Canada. (See Details)
Published: 2004
The sacred body: a therapist's journey
Presents the memoir of a psychoanalyst working in the field of supportive cancer care.
Published: 2002
Staffing for safety: a synthesis of the evidence on nurse staffing and patient safety  
http://www.chsrf.ca/research_themes/pdf/staffing_for_safety_policy_synth_e.pdf
Identifies areas and opportunities for action that identified by expert decision makers in nurse staffing and patient safety and informed by research evidence. (See Details)
Published: 2006
The impact of patient classification systems on women front-line care workers in rural nursing homes  
http://www.swc-cfc.gc.ca/pubs/pubspr/0662437721/index_e.html
This study explores patient classification systems and their impact on front-line workers in rural long-term care homes in Ontario and Manitoba. (See Details)
Published: 2006
Not a medical emergency  
http://www.cwhn.ca/sites/default/files/PDF/Healthsharing/1983_Healthsharing_Spring.pdf

This article is a not so imaginary piece of fiction about a nurse’s efforts to meet the desires of a patient when faced with hospital bureaucracy.

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Published: 1983
Mitral valve prolapse - a benign syndrome?  
http://www.cwhn.ca/sites/default/files/PDF/Healthsharing/1983_Healthsharing_Spring.pdf

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. 


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Published: 1983
Failure of free enterprise: private dental practice  
http://www.cwhn.ca/sites/default/files/PDF/Healthsharing/1984_Healthsharing_Vol_5_No_4_Fall.pdf

This article takes a look at private dental practice. Political, practical and emotional aspects. 

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Published: 1984