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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Homeless youths are often vulnerable to limited support resources and loneliness. Peers are a potent source of social support. A support intervention for homeless youths was designed to optimize peer influence and was pilot tested. The intervention was based on an initial assessment of support...
Identifying gaps in asthma education, health promotion, and social support for Mi’kmaq families in Unama’ki (Cape Breton), Nova Scotia, Canada.Download
Introduction Asthma is the most common chronic condition affecting Aboriginal youth aged 8 to 12 years in Canada. Research investigating psychosocial challenges associated with asthma is limited. This study examines support resources, support-seeking strategies, support and education needs, and...
In this paper, we argue for the concurrent and comparative use of genograms and ecomaps in family caregiving research. A genogram is graphic portrayal of the composition and structure of one’s family and an ecomap is a graphic portrayal of a person or family’s social relationships. Although...
Based on an assessment of low-income women’s support needs and preferences, an intervention was designed consisting of 14 weekly group support sessions encompassing peer and professional facilitators and volunteer buddies. Participants (n=44) completed a 13-item semi-structured qualitative...