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
- 3Narrative systhesis
- 2Cultural competence
- 2Maternity-care experiences
Does the FamCHAT Tool Enhance the Ethno-Cultural Dimensions of Nursing Assessment at the Royal Alexandra Hospital (RAH)?Download
The RAH is located in one of Edmonton’s most ethnoculturally diverse neighbourhoods. Their interpretive service responds to >800 requests annually for > 30 languages. RAH staff requested identification and evaluation of a culturally-sensitive assessment tool suitable for enhancing nursing...
Evaluating the utility of the FamCHAT ethnocultural nursing assessment tool at a Canadian tertiary care hospital: a pilot study with recommendations for hospital managementDownload
Objectives: The multicultural nature of Canadian society and the decline in health of immigrants after relocation to Canada prioritizes a commitment to ensure equity in health care access and outcomes. An important feature shaping health care access and outcomes is the reception of culturally...
Food choices and practices during pregnancy of immigrant and Aboriginal women in Canada: a study protocolDownload
Background: Facilitating the provision of appropriate health care for immigrant and Aboriginal populations in Canada is critical for maximizing health potential and well-being. Numerous reports describe heightened risks of poor maternal and birth outcomes for immigrant and Aboriginal women. Many...
Difficulties can exist for immigrant women when accessing and navigating health and maternity care services. Our research question is what are the experiences of immigrant women in Canada accessing maternity care services? Focus will be placed on, a) accessibility and acceptability as...
Immigrant women's experiences of maternity-care services in Canada: a protocol for systematic review using a narrative synthesisDownload
Background: Canada’s diverse society and statutory commitment to multiculturalism means that the synthesis of knowledge related to the health care experiences of immigrants is essential to realize the health potential for future Canadians. Although concerns about the maternity experiences of...
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...