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Access to Health Services for Elderly Métis Women in Buffalo Narrows, Saskatchewan

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Brigette Krieg, Diane Martz, Lisa McCallum

The Northwest Métis Women's Health Research Project investigated the health care needs of elderly women and their caregivers in the Métis community of Buffalo Narrows , Saskatchewan . The research project looked at access to home care and long-term care services for elderly women in the particular demographic, social, cultural and economic context of northern Métis communities.

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How Violence Against a Mother Shapes Children as they Grow

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By Alison Cunningham and Linda Baker

Centre for Children and Families in the Justice System, 2007

This resource draws together, in one place, information from the best and latest research for professionals and volunteers who help women and children. Topics addressed include what children might feel, think and do during violent incidents against their mothers, roles they might adopt before, during or after incidents, strategies of coping and survival, and how violence may be experienced by children of different ages, from infancy to adolescence. The purpose is to examine how violence against a mother can shape a child. By learning how each child as an individual was shaped by experiences in his or her home - and considering important contextual features of family life - we can devise ways to help.

Read the full report: Little Eyes, Little Ears: How Violence Against a Mother Shapes Children as they Grow (PDF 390KB/44p.)

Marital Breakdown and Subsequent Depression

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Health Reports , Vol. 18, No. 2, May 2007          

In Canada, an estimated 4 marriages in 10 will end before the couple celebrate their 30th wedding anniversary. The most recent data available from the Divorce Registry show that nearly 71,000 married couples divorced in 2003; thousands more separated.

Read the full article: Marital Breakdown and Subsequent Depression (PDF 213 Kb/12 p.)

Social Capital and the Welfare of Immigrant Women

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Uzo Anucha, Nombuso S. Dlamini, Miu Chung Yan and Lisa Smylie

Status of Women Canada, 2006

This study examined social capital within the context of gender, immigrant status and race by exploring how associational networks are created in the Municipality of Windsor and ways through which four immigrant groups (East Asian, African/Caribbean, South Asian and West Asian/Middle Eastern) participate in them.

Read the full report: Social Capital and the Welfare of Immigrant Women: A Multi-Level Study of Four Ethnic Communities in Windsor (698.2 KB/145 p.)

Global Report: "Equality at Work: Tackling the Challenges"

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International Labour Organization

The second Global Report on discrimination under the follow-up to the ILO Declaration on Fundamental Principles and Rights at Work examines emerging issues in patterns of workplace discrimination and inequalities and recent policy responses, and outlines the ILO's experience and achievements to date and the challenges it faces. It points to the need for better enforcement of legislation against discrimination, as well as non-regulatory initiatives by governments and enterprises, and equipping the social partners to be more effective in making equality a reality at the workplace.

Read the full report: Equality at Work: Tackling the Challenges (PDF 1750.92 KB/141 p.)

Rural and Remote Women and the Kirby-Keon Report on Mental Health. A Preliminary Gender-Place Analysis

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Jayne Melville Whyte and Joanne Havelock

Prairie Women's Health Centre of Excellence

The mental health of rural Saskatchewan women is threatened not only by gaps in the provision of mental health services, but more importantly by the social and economic conditions of being female in a rural setting. In Saskatchewan, women with mental illness can experience not only the social isolation and stigma of mental illness but practical considerations related to access to fewer services, especially specialists, and particular needs related to geographic distance and transportation.

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Factors Affecting the Communication and Understanding of Known and Potential/Theoretical Risks to Health in Northern Aboriginal Communities

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by Dr. Cynthia Jardine, of the University of Alberta

In recent years, communication about risks to human health has commanded increasing public attention and reaction. Establishing a productive dialogue on health risks has become more challenging as issues and the related scientific information have become more complex and multi-faceted. This research study sought to develop better insight into the factors affecting the communication and understanding of both known and potential or theoretical risks to health in two similar, but unique northern Aboriginal communities; the Yellowknives Dene First Nation communities of N'Dilo and Dettah in the Northwest Territories and the Inuit communities of Nain and Hopedale in Nunatsiavut (Labrador).

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New CIHI data on hospital mental health services

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May 8, 2007

According to data released today by the Canadian Institute for Health Information (CIHI), Canadian hospitals reported 147,642 separations (or discharges) related to mental illness in 2004-2005. This represents 605 hospitalizations per 100,000 population. In 2004-2005, patients with mental illness stayed, on average, almost 16 days in Canadian general hospitals.  The overall average length of stay for mental health patients in both general and psychiatric hospitals was just over 27 days in 2004-2005. Data from psychiatric hospitals in Quebec were not available.

Read the full report: Availability of Hospital Mental Health Data 2004-2005.

Why Health Care Renewal Matters: Lessons from Diabetes

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April 26, 2007

Health Council of Canada

This report looks at what we know about the best ways to manage chronic conditions and measures that against the way we currently treat diseases, using type 2 diabetes as a case study. The report explores how shifting the focus of health care can have a profound, positive impact on health outcomes and on the lives of Canadians, while also helping ensure the sustainability of our health care system for future generations.

Read the report: Why Health Care Renewal Matters: Lessons from Diabetes (PDF 4952.1KB/74p.)

Reality check: A close look at accessing abortion services in Canadian hospitals

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Canadians for Choice (CFC) released Canada's most current report on the accessibility of abortion services in Canadian hospitals.

Some of the key findings of Reality Check: A Close Look at Accessing Abortion Services in Canadian include:

•  Since 2003, the percentage of hospitals with accessible abortion services has decreased from 17.8% to 15.9%; this means that abortion services are only accessible at 1 in every 6 hospitals.

•  3 out of 4 times, our researcher spoke with hospital staff members who were ignorant about the issue of abortion and the services their hospital provided abortion. 75% of staff members react to inquiries about abortion with disbelief, confusion or a complete lack of knowledge.

•  Hospital abortion services are poorly dispersed across Canada, the majority of which are located in urban areas, within 150 kilometres of the American border.

Read the report: Reality check: A close look at accessing abortion services in Canadian hospitals (PDF 2671.64KB/72p.)

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