The Health Equity Area of Excellence (AoE) provides leadership in the creation of a community of scholars within the Faculty of Nursing that foster discourse and inquiry to examine issues related to social determinants of health as conditions for social advantage/ disadvantage and systematic disparities in health.
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- 3Immigrant women
- 3Maternity-care experiences
- 2Maternity care
- 2Maternity services
- 2Narrative systhesis
The challenges encountered by immigrant-serving agencies in addressing the health of temporary foreign workers
The challenges encountered by immigrant-serving agencies in addressing the health of temporary foreign workersDownload
This study sought to examine the challenges encountered by immigrant-serving agencies in meeting the health needs of temporary foreign workers and their families in one Canadian province. We interviewed eleven representatives of immigrant serving agencies and two policy makers. Some of the...
Background Immigration to Canada has significantly increased in recent years, particularly in the Prairie Provinces. There is evidence that pregnant newcomer women often encounter challenges when attempting to navigate the health system. Our aim was to explore newcomer women’s experiences in...
Immigrant women's experiences of postpartum depression in Canada: A protocol for systematic review using a narrative synthesis.Download
Background Literature documents that immigrant women in Canada have a higher prevalence of postpartum depression symptomatology than Canadian-born women. There exists a need to synthesize information on the contextual factors and social determinants of health that influence immigrant women’s...
Engaging First Nation and Inuit communities in asthma management and control: Assessing cultural appropriateness of educational resources.Download
Introduction: Asthma is a growing concern in First Nations and Inuit communities. As with many health indicators and outcomes, Aboriginal peoples living in remote areas experience greater disparities in respiratory health compared with non-Aboriginal Canadians. Therefore, it is critically...
"I have to do what I believe": Sudanese women's beliefs and resistance to hegemonic practices at home and during experiences of maternity care in Canada.Download
Background Evidence suggests that immigrant women having different ethnocultural backgrounds than those dominant in the host country have difficulty during their access to and reception of maternity care services, but little knowledge exists on how factors such as ethnic group and cultural...
Homelessness Coverage, Social Reality, and Media ownership: Comparing a National Newspaper with two Regional Newspapers in CanadaDownload
The media plays an important role in the discourse of homelessness. The purpose of this study was to compare how two Alberta newspapers (Calgary Herald and Edmonton Journal) and one national newspaper(the Globe and Mail) covered homeless issues in terms of population, main themes, article type,...
Research Planning for Global Poverty and Homelessness Policies and Services: A Case Study of a Joint Canadian-South Africa InitiativeDownload
Global poverty, homelessness and health-related issues require both international and country-specific research to explore best collaborative approaches, determine relevant global health services and policy research questions, and explore how collaborative partnerships and research can be applied...