Women's Voices in Health Promotion
Edited by Mary O'Connor, Margaret Denton, Maroussia Hajdukowski-Ahmed, and Isik Urla Zeytinoglu
|Women are our main
health care providers, both in the health care systems and in their
families. They are also the most frequent users of the health care system.
However, most health research is geared to the male as the standard
patient. There has been a need for women to become more vocal about health
care, and to be better informed. Consumers of health care are now required
to be advocates for themselves and their families.
Women's Voices in Health Promotion is a path-breaking book. It empowers the reader by providing a comprehensive collection of feminist perspectives on women's health promotion. Readers will find in this volume a clear exposition of the state of feminist theory of women's health promotion, a guide to current knowledge, a participatory action research framework and examples of its local implementation for extending our understanding and capabilities.
Margaret Denton, Maroussia Hajdukowski-Ahmed, Mary O'Connor, and Isik Urla Zeytinoglu
A Theoretical Framework for Research on Women's Health Promotion
Mary O'Connor, Margaret Denton, Maroussia Hajdukowski-Ahmed, Isik Urla Zeytinoglu and Karen Williams
Women's Work, Women's Voices: From Invisibility to Visibility
Isik Urla Zeytinoglu, Margaret Denton, Maroussia Hajdukowski-Ahmed, Mary O'Connor and Lori Chambers
Women's Voices in Health Promotion: Theoretical and Methodological Implications
Maroussia Hajdukowski-Ahmed, Margaret Denton, Mary O'Connor and Isik Urla Zeytinoglu
WOMEN WORKERS IN HEALTH AND SOCIAL SERVICE AGENCIES
Healthy Work Environments in Home-care Agencies
Margaret Denton, Isik Urla Zeytinoglu, Sharon Webb and Jason Lian
Promoting the Physical and Mental Health of Female Social Workers Working in Child Welfare
Chapter 6 Work and Health Issues among Public Sector Employees
WOMEN WITH DISABILITIES AND HEALTH PROMOTION
Promoting Health with Women with Multiple Sclerosis
Mary O'Connor, Jacqueline Low, Julia Shelley, Catherine Hopwood and Sharon Webb
Positive Work Environments for Women and Men with Disabilities
Isik Urla Zeytinoglu, Muriel Westmorland, Pam Pringle, Margaret Denton, Vera Chouinard and Sharon Webb
Health, Leisure and Women with Mobility Disabilities
IMMIGRANT, REFUGEE AND VISIBLE MINORITY WOMEN AND HEALTH PROMOTION
"We are Making a Difference": The Women's Worksite Action Group: A Participatory Action Research Project
Maroussia Hajdukowski-Ahmed, Myrna Pond, Isik Urla Zeytinoglu and Lori Chambers
Adolescent Self-Concept and Mental Health Promotion in a Cross-Cultural Context
Nazilla Khanlou and Maroussia Hajdukowski-Ahmed
Stress Indicators and Management for Immigrant, Refugee and Minority Women
Basanti Majumdar, Sarah Ellis and Penny Dye
WOMEN ACROSS THE LIFESPAN
Young Mothers: A Poverty of Support
Promoting Health through Intergenerational Volunteering
Margaret Denton, Lili Dolina, Allison Cummings and Sharon Webb
Counting on Desire: Supporting a Lesbian With Breast Cancer
The Bronzed Aesthetic: The Social Construction of Women's Tanning
Kathleen Wilson, Theresa Garvin and Colin McMullan
Outsiders Within: Women's Experiences in the Family Law System
Stop the Violence: A Community-Based Violence Prevention Project
Promoting Women's Health through Volunteering
Margaret Denton, Isik Urla Zeytinoglu, Sharon Webb, Jason Lian and Karen Barber
Work-Related Health Issues for Managerial Women and Men: The Case of Chartered Accountants
Janet Romaine and Isik Urla Zeytinoglu
Voicing Our Stories/Remaking Our Lives
Women Speak Out
Edited by The Grassroots Women's Collective
The path to finding a more rewarding life often begins with personal recovery from adversity. In Voicing Our Stories/Remaking Our Lives, Native women, immigrant and working-class women, wives, mothers and war refugees speak out about their personal experiences and write their life accounts for the first time. The twelve contributors talk of sexual and physical abuse, workplace harassment, alcoholism, eating disorders and emotional breakdowns. They speak to the harsh reality of racism and poverty. Yet this remarkable collection doesn't dwell on the difficult, it demonstrates the resilience and courage these women possess to pull through and turn their lives around. Recovering their health and well-being, they are able to make better choices for themselves and their families and for their working careers. Voicing Our Stories/Remaking Our Lives is a remarkable book which, with clarity and conviction, relates women's struggles and triumphs. The professional will find this a useful resource that speaks to the ways in which women achieve health and recovery. Women in struggle and the general reader will be informed and inspired by the extraordinary determination of these "ordinary" women.
About the Editors: The Grassroots Women's Collective worked with the McMaster Research Centre for the Promotion of Women's Health in Hamilton, Ontario. They formed the co-ordinating committee of the "Telling Our Stories Project," from which these stories originated. The members of the Collective are Mary O'Connor, Reva Bomberry, Maggie Fischbuch, Marcela Krautter and Mona Aziz.
190 pages with list of resources.
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