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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
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...
A study project group from Germany, Canada, and the United Kingdom undertook a range of activities to scope out and compare in a holistic manner the experience of migration and maternity in the three countries. Emphasis was placed on examining how migration and consequent diversity have been...
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...
Background: A multidisciplinary team of 20 researchers and research users from six countries – Canada, Jamaica, Barbados, Kenya, Uganda and South Africa – are collaborating on a 5-year (2007–12) program of research and capacity building project. This program of research situates nurses as leaders...
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...
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...
One in every five children living in Canada was either born somewhere else or born into immigrant and refugee families, and Canada expects a lot from them. The literature about immigrant and refugee children is riddled with paradoxes, inconsistent results and unanswered questions. Longitudinal...
The transitioning experiences of internationally-educated nurses into a Canadian healthcare system: A focused ethnographyDownload
Background: Beyond well-documented credentialing issues, internationally-educated nurses (IENs) may need considerable support in transitioning into new social and health care environments. This study was undertaken to gain an understanding of transitioning experiences of IENs upon relocation to...