Gender sensitive treatment

Gender sensitive treatment

A study of the service needs of pregnant addicted women in Manitoba

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English
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Centres of Excellence for Womens Health (CEWH)
Prairie Women's Health Centre of Excellence (PWHCE)
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Paper
Online
Author: 
Caroline L. Tait
Publisher: 
Prairie Women's Health Centre of Excellence (PWHCE)
Publication Date: 
2000
Publication Place: 
Winnipeg, MB

Describes service needs of pregnant women who are substance users. Suggests a gender-sensitive model for treatment and extending treatment to women who present while intoxicated.

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PWHCE ADDI.T35 2000
Notes: 
Includes bibliographical references.

The three R's: recognizing, reaching, and referring women with addictions: a guide for caregivers

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English
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Paper
Author: 
Ross A. Klein
Denise Lawlor
Bonnie Woodland
Publisher: 
Women's Policy Office, Government of Newfoundland and Labrador
Publication Date: 
1991
Publication Place: 
St. John's, NF

Provides practical and theoretical information in order to help caregivers in recognizing, reaching, and referring women with substance abuse problems.

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ADDI.K54 1991
ISBN 0920769780

Drug wise: a book for older women about safe drug use

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English
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Paper
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Wendy Reynolds
Vera Madden
Publisher: 
AWARE (Action on Women's Addictions - Research and Education)
Publication Date: 
1992
Publication Place: 
Kingston, ON

Provides information on safe drug use for women over the age of 55. Explains how alcohol and drugs have a greater effect on older women, how older women are given the most prescriptions for drugs and often take several different kinds of drugs. Discusses mood-altering prescription drugs (tranquilizers, sleeping pills, and anti-depressants); alcohol; physical health drugs (drugs your doctor prescribes for medical problems); and over-the-counter drugs. Examines the problems caused by short-term use of drugs as well as those caused by long-term drug use. Includes suggestions on how to interact with your doctor, your rights as a patient, and how to work with your pharmacist.

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ADDI.D78 1992

Depending on ourselves: proceedings of the National Consultation on Women and Drugs

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English
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Health Canada
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Minister of Supply and Services
Publication Date: 
1987
Publication Place: 
Ottawa, ON

Presents the proceedings of the 'Depending on Ourselves' conference, a national consultation on women and drugs, held May 13 to 15, 1986. The Conference was held to provide an opportunity for women from across the country, whether in professional or voluntary positions, to meet and update information, exchange resources, share experiences, and identify future program options and strategies for their own commmunities. Section 1 of this report covers the presentations and workshops of Day 1 of the Consultation. It addresses women and drugs as a feminist issue; women and mental health; and recent data, implications, and current questions on alcohol, antidepressants, minor tranquillizers, and tobacco. Workshops considered the problems of substance abuse as they affect women in specific groups, locations and settings across Canada. The second section considers various approaches to women's substance abuse such as: community action, coping through sharing, managing (versus abstaining from) alcohol, building self-esteem, forming and using energy, and using the tool of feminist counselling. Section three deals with strategies for change. It looks at elements of successful prevention and education-oriented projects and calls for non-sexist research, better community support for women's shelters and helping groups, and political action.

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ADDI.D47 1987
ISBN 0662152069

Sharing our strengths: women in recovery. A guide for women's recovery groups

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English
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Terri Kilbride
Publisher: 
Women in Active Recovery
Publication Date: 
1994
Publication Place: 
New Glasgow, NS

Provides practical guidance for creating a recovery group for women who have been dependant on alcohol, drugs or both. This book describes the challenges a self-help group may face and the support that women can get from being in the group. It provides information on women, addictions and recovery. The information in the Guide is based on the experiences of the women in Women in Active Recovery, a rural self-help group in New Glasgow, NS.

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ADDI.K55 1994
ISBN 0969851405

Planning for change: women & chemical dependencies

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English
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Janet McNaughton
Publisher: 
Educational Planning and Design Associates
Publication Date: 
1993
Publication Place: 
St. John's, NF

Reports on the Canadian Mental Health Association conference, 'Planning for Change: Women & Chemical Dependencies' held in St. John's on June 11 to 13, 1993. The conference addressed chemical dependency in three specific focus groups: young women, elderly women and Native women. Successive workshops focused on guiding principles in the education and treatment of women, social realities, substance abuse issues specific to each group, services currently available, and ways to make prevention and treatment programs more effective. This report summarizes the collective knowledge, experience and recommendations of the women who participated in the conference. From this conference came the overwhelming sense that substance abuse is a symptom of underlying problems facing women in our society such as low self-esteem; physical, sexual or psychological abuse; poverty; and isolation. It became apparent that improving the quality of women's lives is an effective way to prevent substance abuse and to speed recovery. The report concludes with recommendations to develop culturally sensitive programs for Native women, to provide day care for women in treatment, to treat addictions in holistic ways that address underlying social and psychological problems, to provide social activities that overcome isolation and replace pastimes centred on drugs or alcohol, to teach problem solving skills and stress management.

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ADDI.P54 1993
ISBN 0969631421

Women and addictions - program resource kit

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English
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Paper
Author: 
Frances Ennis
Helen Woodrow
Publisher: 
Educational Planning and Design Associates
Publication Date: 
1992
Publication Place: 
St. John's, NF

Presents the agendas of three teleconference calls organised by the Educational Plannign and Design Associates to discuss various aspects of women's addictions. Explores what is known about women, alcohol, tobacco and other mood altering drugs. Includes handouts on persons with disabilities and addictions, and The Three Rs: recognizing, reaching, and referring women with addictions. Also examines women's personal experiences in dealing with alcohol, tobacco and other mood altering drugs. Identifies prevention and treatment strategies for women, and what women can do to facilitate necessary change.

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ADDI.W66 1992

A framework for women-centred health

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English
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Robin Barnett
Vancouver/Richmond Women's Health Planning Project Implementation Task Force
Publisher: 
Vancouver/Richmond Health Board
Publication Date: 
2001
Publication Place: 
Vancouver, BC

Presents 12 elements for meeting women's needs in the planning and implementation of policies, procedures and initiatives across the spectrum of health services.

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HEAS.B35 2001
ISBN 0968358632
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<p>Review, Network Fall/Winter 2001/02: This guide is a tool to help with the planning and implementation of policies, procedures, and initiatives across the continuum of care. Its 12 interconnected elements provide strategies to improve responses to the health needs of both individual women and specific populations of women.</p>

Female genital mutilation and health care: current situation and legal status. Recommendations to improve the health care of af

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English
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Federal Interdepartmental Working Group on Female Genital Mutilation
Patricia Huston
Publisher: 
Women's Health Bureau, Health Canada
Publication Date: 
2000
Publication Place: 
Ottawa, ON

Describes the current status of this cultural practice that occurs around the world, its legal status in Canada as well as in most Western countries, and provides recommendations to improve the health care of affected women.

Women-centred care: working collaboratively to develop gender inclusive health policy

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English
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Marcia Hills
Jennifer Mullett
Publisher: 
Community Health Promotion Centre
Publication Date: 
1998
Publication Place: 
Victoria, BC

Summarizes the points taken from the BC Women's Report and the Provincial Health Officer's report which show specific inequalities and the consequences of these inequalities to women's health.

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WOMH.H55 1998
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