Integration of Researchers
Links with Research Centres
New Conceptual Models
Sharing and Exchanging Knowledge
Statement of Aims and Objectives
Community/Faculty Integration II
Research Productivity II
Technical Reports of MRCPOWH
Working Papers of MRCPOWH
Conference and Meeting Presentations
Workshops Organized by MRCPOWH
Women's Voices in Health Promotion (Book)
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The McMaster Research Centre for the Promotion of Women's Health (MRCPOWH) has had as its goal to establish a basis for new, community generated approaches to promoting women's health. The Centre focuses on interdisciplinary participatory action research on women, work and health. The researchers identify women's work related health issues, analyze the determinants of women's health, and develop and implement new strategies for promoting women's health. The common approach is Participatory Action Research (PAR). Work is defined as paid and unpaid, at home and outside the home; it includes volunteer work and caregiving. MRCPOWH has adopted the Health Canada and World Health Organization definitions of health which include physical, mental, emotional, and spiritual health.
This report will include the main activities from previous years and thus provide a sense of direction and continuity as well as a context for the 1997 activities which will be highlighted.
The administration of the McMaster Research Centre for the Promotion of Women's Health is in the hands of the MRCPOWH Steering Committee which consists of the four principal investigators (see above) who have also acted as CoChairs at different stages. The Steering Committee has met on a weekly or biweekly basis since 1993. Staffing originally consisted of a full-time Community Research Coordinator who also acted as secretary. In the first few months of 1994, the Centre went through a reorganization of staff positions. To handle the continuously increasing volume of the office work, we hired a full-time secretary. In the fall of 1997, the Centre reduced the secretarial load to part-time, and hired a managing editor for our proposed book. The Centre has also worked with 19 research assistants and 26 research affiliates.
From 1994 to 1997, MRCPOWH maintained a seed grants programme for individuals or teams of researchers who were expected to have strong community involvement, who followed PAR methodology, and who worked towards the promotion of women's health. Over the five years, the Centre has funded 15 projects conducted by academic researchers in collaboration with community partners and 15 graduate student projects.
The Centre published eight issues of a newsletter, Promotion Women's Wellness. A workshop series drew participation from the University and the community at large. To date, we have offered 25 workshops, predominantly by our affiliates. The workshops were on a variety of topics related to research methodologies, women's health promotion, to women, work and health, and to research methodologies. Six were presented in 1997. Maroussia Hajdukowski-Ahmed has been the editor of the newsletter as well as the coordinator of the workshop series since the inception of the Centre.
The MRCPOWH Working Paper Series was initiated in 1994 and the Technical Report Series in 1996. Through its first working paper, "A Theoretical and Methodological Framework for Research on Women, Work and Health," MRCPOWH presented a methodology that their principal investigators, collaborators and recipients of MRCPOWH's grants were invited to adopt. The participatory action research methodology brought coherence to the diverse projects, a coherence that will be evident in the final published collection of the Centre's research on health promotion. To date, a total of 8 working papers and 7 technical reports have been published.
In 1997, MRCPOWH continued to refine its conceptual models and completed projects and reports. We have become founding members of the Consortium of Health Promotion Research Centres. We have joined the regional PAR Research Group initiated by Heather McLean, Director of the Centre for Research on Women's Health at Women's College Hospital. Through Mary O'Connor, MRCPOWH has also collaborated with the Prairie Region Health Promotion Research Centre on a successful CIDA proposal for Health Training Renewal in Mozambique.
In 1997, MRCPOWH was particularly active in the area of knowledge dissemination. With the Atlantic Health Promotion Research Centre, we organized the Fifth National Health Promotion Research Conference, "Gender and Health Promotion: From Research to Policy." The Proceedings will appear in 1998. In June, MRCPOWH also hosted a Summer Institute, entitled "Women and Health Promotion" in collaboration with the McMaster Gerontology Programme.
The principal investigators are now working on a book, Women's Voices in Health Promotion scheduled to appear with the Canadian Scholars Press in 1999. Mary O'Connor and Marcela Krautter and the Grassroots Communities Advisory Committee are finalizing a collection of women's narratives to be published with Second Story Press, also in 1999.
Like all other Health Promotion Research Centres, MRCPOWH's working mandate has been extended to March 1999 by its granting agencies. We are in the midst of negotiations within the University to find further funding and a more permanent place within the interdisciplinary structures of McMaster. Each section of the report that follows will focus on specific aspects of MRCPOWH's activities and provide more details on them.
2. INTEGRATION OF RESEARCHERS FROM DIFFERENT DISCIPLINES IN HEALTH PROMOTION
A major strength of MRCPOWH is its interdisciplinary focus with links to Social Sciences, Humanities, Business, and the Health Sciences.
The four principal investigators and about a third of the Centre's research affiliates are from disciplines that are considered to be outside the domain of health (Anthropology, Economics, English, French, Geography, Gerontology, Human Resources/Management, Labour Studies, Political Science, Social Work, Sociology, and Women's Studies). Many of our affiliates are also from Health Sciences: Clinical Epidemiology and Biostatistics, Family Medicine, Nursing, Occupational Therapy and Physiotherapy, and Psychiatry. We thus recognize the importance of interdisciplinarity in research on health and in the practice of health promotion.
Over the five years, the principal investigators have worked on interdisciplinary projects with colleagues from the Faculties of Health Sciences, Social Sciences, Business and Science and from programmes and schools such as Gerontology, Labour Studies, Women's Studies and the School of Occupational Therapy and Physiotherapy. They have also represented MRCPOWH in various health related committees: in the Faculty of Health Sciences (I.U. Zeytinoglu on the Health Sciences Research Advisory Board; M. Denton on the Health Sciences Council). They were also members of the Advisory Boards of health-focused projects (M. Hajdukowski-Ahmed on the Advisory Committee of the McMaster Health Reach Programme of the Centre for Peace Studies and the Centre for International Health, M. O'Connor on the Advisory Committee of Women & Violence Careworker Program).
The Principal Investigators have presented papers at conferences nationally and internationally in varied fields. (M. Denton in Sociology, Anthropology, Gerontology, Quality of Life, Women's Health, Home Care, and Health Promotion conferences; M. Hajdukowski-Ahmed at Health Promotion, Women's Health, Multicultural Health, Ethnic Studies, and Theory conferences; M. O'Connor at Health Promotion, Health Systems Analysis, Multiple Sclerosis, Women's Health, and Home Care conferences; I.U. Zeytinoglu at Health Management, Industrial Relations, Health Promotion, Business and Health Care, and Health Policy conferences).
The MRCPOWH's research affiliates were involved in a number of projects integrating researchers from different disciplines (e.g., V. Walters from Sociology collaborated with researchers from Nursing and Geography; V. Chouinard from Geography and M. Westmorland from Health Sciences, OT/PT worked with two principal investigators of MRCPOWH). They have presented research results at conferences (e.g., V. Walters from Sociology and J. Aronson from Social Work at the McMaster International Conference on Women's Health) and published in journals of their disciplines as well as interdisciplinary journals.
In March 1995, MRCPOWH organized an information session with Dr. Barry Munn and Elisabeth Hannah from the Occupational Health Clinics for Ontario Workers Inc. Research affiliates joined MRCPOWH's team to identify common interests and share information and resources.
Over the five years, MRCPOWH has also worked with students from various disciplines, as researchers, as grant recipients, or as supervises of the principal investigators. These include students from Business, Clinical Epidemiology and Biostatistics, English, Gerontology, Industrial Relations, Nursing, Social Work, Sociology, and Women's Studies. The principal investigators have given guest lectures to classes in Medicine, Women's Studies.
In 1997 MRCPOWH became an affiliate of McMaster University's Work and Society M.A. and undergraduate programme, an interdisciplinary strategic research and teaching area.
3. LINKS WITH RESEARCH CENTRES ACROSS CANADA AND INTERNATIONALLY
The annual meetings of Health Promotion Research Centres hosted by Health Canada have provided extensive networking and collaboration possibilities. By 1996 the Centres formed the Canadian Consortium of Health Promotion Research Centres. Over the five years of its existence, MRCPOWH has linked with other Centres for research and dissemination.
MRCPOWH has collaborated with the following research centres:
Prairie Region HPRC: MRCPOWH led a collaboration on an tobacco RFP which included the PRHPRC (1994). M. Hajdukowski-Ahmed was a panelist in a teleconference on Health Promotion through Popular Theatre, organized by PRHPRC (1995); MRCPOWH became a partner in a CIDA Tier I proposal for Health Renewal in Mozambique which was successful ($3m) (1997). M. O'Connor was an external examiner for a Ph D student in the Department of Community Health at the University of Saskatchewan (1997).
Montreal HPRC: M. O'Connor joined a panel on women's health promotion organized by the Montreal Centre for the Annual Conference of l'Association Latine pour l'analyse de systèmes de santé, Montreal, May 1995.
BC Consortium: MRCPOWH acted as consultants on the Royal Society Participatory Research publications authored by Larry Green and Jim Frankish.
University of Toronto Centre for Health Promotion: M. Denton contributed to the Centre for Health Promotion conference on the Effectiveness of Health Promotion (1996); in 1996 MRCPOWH collaborated with several other centres which include: University of Toronto, Women's College Hospital, the Centre for Research on Violence Against Women and Children, University of Western Ontario, the Kitchener Centre for Research and Education in Human Services, and the Toronto Community Academic Partnership. on a proposal for a Centre of Excellence in Women's Health. Together we formed the Community/Academy Consortium. The proposal was successful at stage one but not at Stage 2. In 1997 M. O'Connor was an external examiner for a Ph.D. thesis in the Department of Community Health at the University of Toronto.
University of Toronto and the Centre for Women's Health Research (Women's College Hospital): MRCPOWH has been part of a regional working group on Participatory Action Research (1996 1997). Heather McLean was invited to be a guest speaker at the MRCPOWH Summer Institute on Health Promotion (1997).
London Sexual Assault Centre, collaborated with MRCPOWH's co-researchers of the Immigrant Women Survivors of Torture Project on the issue of women victims of sexual torture.
Toronto, Sheridan College, MRCPOWH (Immigrant Women, Work and Health) principal investigators collaborated with a team of researchers led by Dr. Ushi Chowdry on their project on Mental Health of East Asian Women.
University of Calgary: W.E. Thurston (Office of Gender and Equity Issues) and M. O'Connor collaborated on a position paper on Women's Health Promotion for the Canada/U.S.A. bilateral Women's Health Forum (1996) (See section 4).
Atlantic HPRC Miriam Stewart visited our centre in 1994. The two centres, MRCPOWH and AHPRC, co-organized and hosted the Fifth National Conference on Health Promotion Research held from July 45, 1997, at Dalhousie University in Halifax, Nova Scotia. The theme of the conference was Gender and Health: From Research to Policy. MRCPOWH organized and chaired the scientific review committee and the setting up of the program of papers and posters; we also managed the call for proposals for and selection of synthesis papers, commissioned by NHRDP and The Women's Bureau. The conference drew many participants and was extremely successful. During two very intensely productive days, plenary speakers, authors of synthesis papers, participants in panel discussions, presenters of paper and poster sessions shared and refined their knowledge destined to inform policy making. The conference brought together health promotion researchers, practitioners, community representatives and policy makers to discuss gender and health with three sub-themes: Gender as a determinant of Health, Influencing Public Policy, and Promoting Women's Health. The Proceedings of the Conference will appear in 1998.
We have also been involved with the Canadian Public Health Association Perspectives project with M. O'Connor as a corresponding member. She also attended a regional consensus building workshop in Waterloo hosted by the CPHA (199596). MRCPOWH was also involved in consultation meetings for the National Health Forum (1996).
A meeting was held in June 1996 in Jerusalem attended by M. O'Connor with representatives from the Society for the Advancement of Women's Health in Israel to discuss initial research interests and possible joint research ventures.
In 1997, MRCPOWH co-hosted the visit of Ella Bhatt, the founding member of the Self-Employed Women's Association and of the first women's cooperative bank in India. She spoke on "When Women Organize for Change."
4. NEW CONCEPTUAL MODELS, METHODOLOGICAL TOOLS AND APPROACHES TO HEALTH PROMOTION
Since 1994, in our working papers, conference presentations, workshops and journal articles we have been developing and discussing a feminist participatory action research model for health promotion. We have also discussed women's work as a determining factor for women's health. We broadened the usual definition of work to include unpaid as well as paid, at home as well as outside the home. We have paid particular attention to the diversity of women such as sexual orientation, ability, ethnocultural diversity, in our research, presentations and in our selection of projects to be awarded grants from MRCPOWH.
Our working papers, and our affiliate's articles, conference presentations and workshops all worked towards the development and refining of a new conceptual model and a methodological approach to women's health promotion. (See Research Productivity for details.)
In 1995, the MRCPOWH first working paper authored by M. Denton, M. Hajdukowski-Ahmed, M. O'Connor, I.U. Zeytinoglu and K. Williams and titled, "A Theoretical and Methodological Framework for Research on Women, Work and Health" developed a feminist participatory action research model to address the complex issue of health promotion. It is to be published in "Women and Health Promotion: A Feminist Participatory Model", Chapter 5 in Doing Health Promotion Research: The Science of Action, edited by J. Sippert, W.E. Thurston and V. Wiebe. We have used this theoretical model and methodological approach in our many participatory action research projects, conferences and publications.
In 1996, M. O'Connor co-authored a joint paper with W.E. Thurston on "Health Promotion for Women: A Canadian Perspective" as a background paper for the Canada/U.S.A. Women's Health Forum which took place in August 1996. This paper is printed in Women's Health Forum: Preventive/ Health Promotion Strategies, pp. 1-24, and on disk: Canada-U.S.A. Women's Health Forum: Commissioned Papers. It has already been cited in the National Forum on Health, Vol II.
In 1996, M. Hajdukowski-Ahmed focused her research on the reframing of PAR in a multicultural context. She presented a paper in Cerisy-La-Salle, France entitled "Dialogisme et sciences sociales: théorie critique ou pratique théorique?", which subsequently became an essay to be published in English in the South Atlantic Review (Duke University). PAR is described as a dialogical process conducive to participatory democracy.
In 1997, all four principal investigators joined the PAR Research Group of the Toronto Women's College Hospital and Research Centre. The group met regularly in 1997 to refine PAR concepts and methodology and to share their findings on PAR projects.
The MRCPOWH principal investigators invited Dr. Lori Chambers, author of Married Women and Property Law in Victorian Ontario, to be the managing editor of Women's Voices in Health Promotion. The book will be published by Canadian Scholars Press. The first two chapters will be co-authored by the principal investigators and will outline a new conceptual approach to the health and health promotion of women in the Canadian society. The rest of the book will include articles by MRCPOWH's collaborators who will discuss their innovative research on women, work and health promotion. Initiated in 1996, outlined and coordinated in 1997, it will be completed in 1998 (see below). The objective of this collection of articles is to contribute to feminist research on women and health promotion. This is a new field of inquiry and this book will describe the current state of the discipline, provide a forum for the dissemination of recent research, encourage readers to expand upon this research, and articulate new questions and goals for the promotion of women's health.
By providing a forum for the articulation of women's experiences by women themselves, this book contributes to a growing feminist scholarship about women's particular health concerns. Those issues, previously silenced or overlooked, have been recently recognized as significant in health research from their perspective. This methodology also accounts more accurately for the diversity of women and their health needs. This book will, therefore, make a significant contribution to both Women's Studies and Health Sciences. It will appeal to a divergent academic audience in the fields of anthropology, gerontology, health studies and medicine, labour studies, nursing, occupational health, occupational therapy and physiotherapy, social work, sociology, and women's studies. The collection could also potentially be used as a textbook in courses on women's health.
A paper entitled The Impact of Work on Women's Health: A Review of Recent Literature and Future Research Directions has been published in the Canadian Journal of Women's Health Care, Vol 8(2), pp 18-27, 1997. This paper reviewed recent literature on the impact of work and women's health. We defined women's work to include paid work mostly done outside the home as well as unpaid work of homemaking and volunteering. Health was defined as a state of complete physical, mental, and social well-being.
Second Story Press has agreed to publish, in spring 1999, A Journal Place, an edited collection of powerful stories from women in the Hamilton Region about women, work and health which will be targeted to health promotion practitioners, decision makers and the general public. Authors of the stories include social service workers, teen mothers, immigrant women, native women, women in prison, and activists, among others.
5. COMMUNITY/FACULTY INTEGRATION
A major strength of MRCPOWH is the links and partnerships we have formed between academic disciplines and community groups, agencies and organizations. Meaningful interactions with communities include the exchange of knowledge and skills with community researchers and participants, as part of the PAR methodology. The section below lists our links to these groups. MRCPOWH principal investigators accorded particular attention to partnerships with diverse community organizations related to health and social service workers, disabled women, lesbian women, and immigrant women. Projects in partnership with diverse women have allowed MRCPOWH researchers to refine investigative approaches, health promotion practices, advocacy and policy making.
Since 1994, we have developed a cooperative, productive relationship with community groups. These groups consisted of women's groups, associations, support groups, consumer groups, and agencies/organizations. Our contacts have been with health promotion practitioners, decision makers and users of health care services. Major research partnerships have been set up with Hamilton Wentworth Home Care Programs, with Work-Able, Path Employment Services, and United Disabled Consumers; with representatives of different immigrant women's organizations through the Advisory Committee on Immigrant Women, Work and Health.
We started participatory action research with community groups, working as equal partners in the development of our collaborative research projects, deciding on issues to be studied and the process of research. (We developed the "MRCPOWH Framework For Research in the Community" (April 1994) and used that as a common tool in developing contacts with our community research partners.
In 1995, the Advisory Committee on Immigrant Women, Work and Health organized two events (June and November) entitled Share and Tell and Plan and Tell at the Hamilton District Health Council. The purpose of those evenings was to create links and collaboration between immigrant women organizations as well as planning for their future.
Through our newsletter, Promoting Women's Wellness, we approached a wide readership of community members and academic researchers. We informed the readers of MRCPOWH's research and activities, thus, providing understanding of women, work and health related research and possible research methods.
MRCPOWH's workshop series has been well attended by health promotion practitioners and decision makers including participants from Nursing, Medicine, Social Work, Hamilton-Wentworth District Health Council, H-W Home Care Program, North York Health Promotion Research Unit and the North Hamilton Community Health Centre, Multiple Sclerosis Society of Hamilton, The Hamilton Women's Centre, Hamilton Social Planning and Research Council, Multicultural Health Coalition, Settlement and Integration Services Organization, Path Employment Services.
MRCPOWH, through Maroussia Hajdukowski-Ahmed, was invited to participate in the SISO (Settlement and Integration Services Organization) Conference Together in October 1996.
MRCPOWH contributed to and participated in the Hamilton Conference on the Prevention of Violence in October of 1996. Here over 100 practitioners came together to devise strategies to stop violence at the community level. Around sixteen initiatives in the area of violence and sports, safety and security and violence in schools were developed and working groups have been formed to refine and carry out these initiatives.
Two workshops were conducted by MRCPOWH (1995) and by an immigrant women's group (De Mujer a Mujer, 1996) on focus group facilitation and leadership. Those workshops were attended by university and community participants. They contributed to the dissemination of our methodology.
In 1997, MRCPOWH organized the 14th Annual McMaster Summer Institute on Gerontology, Theme B, Women and Health Promotion on June 3-5 at McMaster University. University, community researchers-activists and policy makers paid particular attention to women and diversity. Sessions focused on research, policy, practice and testimonies. Programme highlights included: health promotion in the context of women's work; aging and health promotion; health promotion and disability; health promotion and ethnocultural diversity; health promotion and lesbian issues; bridging research and advocacy, research and policy. A play called "Hannah Free" performed by the Hamilton Community Theatre Group, Half the Sky, was the final event of the conference. It focused on issues related to health promotion in the lesbian community.
Maroussia Hajdukowski-Ahmed and Nazilla Khanlou participated in the PAR: Community and Academy Conference at which they read papers at the University of Toronto in October 1997.
A number of bursaries were made available to students and community researchers to attend conferences and/or present papers through the years.
6. RESEARCH PRODUCTIVITY
To date, January 1998, the MRCPOWH investigators have completed 24 research projects. Through the granting system, the Centre has funded 13 projects by students and affiliates. They have facilitated 25 workshops, published five technical reports and eight working papers. They have presented 49 papers at conferences and published seven articles and essays. More are forthcoming or being submitted. We are also completing our book Women's Voices in Health Promotion. Our work is now being disseminated at the international level through conferences and international collaboration. M. O'Connor will continue her work in Europe, Mozambique and Israel; Isik Urla Zeytinoglu in the United States, Turkey and Australia; and Maroussia Hajdukowski-Ahmed in France, India and Indonesia.
MRCPOWH's investigators are sharing their research findings on women and health promotion, on women, on determinants of health, work and health, and on PAR with institutions and communities in these countries. For a full list of research productivity, see below.
7. SHARING AND EXCHANGING KNOWLEDGE AND SKILLS
Since 1994, MRCPOWH has been actively training senior undergraduate and graduate students in the area of health promotion. We have funded 11 graduate research projects in total and supervised related theses. We have employed 11 graduate research assistants to assist in our research projects. The students conducted focus groups and interviews; they helped with the analysis of over 50 focus groups or workshops carried out by the Centre. Several graduate students collaborated with project principal investigators in preparing and presenting working papers and academic articles. They prepared bibliographical surveys and participated in literature reviews. Through the Applied Humanities Programme, students acquired knowledge and skills on PAR, reviewing literature and writing reports. Undergraduate students also collaborated on research and working papers through Women's Studies course work (3A06 feminist theory and research methodologies) and fourth year thesis projects in Women's Studies, Sociology or Gerontology. Students have also been involved in preparing peer reviewed conference papers and publications. MRCPOWH's principal investigators also sit on Masters and Doctoral committees in Social Sciences, Humanities, Business and Health Sciences Faculties. As a result of their projects funded by MRCPOWH, several students are now undertaking Ph.D. research in the fields of women/work/health or PAR. Workshops on PAR and focus group facilitation have contributed to the dissemination and practice of qualitative methodologies.
MRCPOWH has continued to share and exchange resources, knowledge and skills with community groups, health promotion practitioners and decision makers through the publication of the tow yearly editions of its newsletter, Promoting Women's Wellness, which provides information on women, work and health related research and research methods. Our newsletter is sent to over 400 community members, policy makers and academic researchers. Our workshops have helped disseminate knowledge about the practice of PAR and health promotion to the community, to academics and practitioners (Workshops #110, 1315, 2111, 2425); but they have also brought women from the community to share their knowledge with academics (Workshops # 1112, 1620, 23). A unique exchange of knowledge and skills took place at the Share and Tell and Plan and Tell events organized by the immigrant women participatory action groups (1996) and at the Summer Institute (Part B) on Health Promotion (1997).
MRCPOWH's principal investigators were actively involved in the Conference Teaching to Promote Women's Health, giving several papers and organizing a workshop.
In 1998-99, we plan to:
· Complete our ongoing participatory action research projects.
· Publish reports and working papers through MRCPOWH series.
· Present our findings at national and international conferences and workshops.
· Publish an edited collection of essays and articles on women, work and health promotion, using PAR.
· Submit and publish academic articles reporting the results of our research projects on women, work and health in peer reviewed academic journals.
· Continue ongoing collaboration with academic units such as the Work and Society Program of Labour Studies at McMaster University.
· Expand our collaboration at the international level.
· Disseminate our findings and train students in our field of research through academic innovative programmes at McMaster.
· Work towards new projects in partnership with the community.
Research partnerships have been established with the following groups or agencies/organizations:
· The Breast Cancer Survivor Network of Ontario
· Canadian Voices
· Community Action Program for Children
Parents Helping Parents
Community Support Worker Program
· Council of Indian Canadian Communities
· Department of Public Health
· Dundurn Community Services
· Ganohkwá srá/Family Assault Support Services
· Hamilton Automobile Club
· Hamilton Catholic Family Services
· Hamilton Civic Hospitals, Dept. of Surgery
· Hamilton Status of Women
· Hamilton Workers Advisory Group
· Hamilton-Wentworth Housing Authority
· Hamilton-Wentworth Home Care Program
· Hamilton-Wentworth Department of Public Health Services
· Hamilton-Wentworth District Health Council
· Hamilton Multicultural Centre
· Health Rights Coalition
· Interval House
· Mother's Family Law Advocacy Programme
· Multicultural Health Coalition
· Multiple Sclerosis Society, Hamilton
· North Hamilton Comm. Health Centre
· Occupational Health Clinics for Ontario Workers
· Partners in Care: Learning Together
· Path Employment Services
· Planned Parenthood Association
· Public Health Nursing
· Social Planning & Research Council of Hamilton and District
· SISO (Settlement & Integration Services Organization)
· SHAIR (Society for Hamilton Area International Response)
· Sexual Assault Centre
· St. Charles English-As-A-Second-Language Programme
· St. Elizabeth Visiting Nurses' Association
· St. Joseph's Community Health Centre
· St. Joseph Immigrant Women's Centre
· United Disabled Consumers
· United Food and Commercial Workers Union
· Visiting Homemakers Association of Hamilton Wentworth
· VON Visiting Nursing Program
· Work-Able Services Inc.
MRCPOWH established links or partnerships with academic disciplines/centres/programmes:
· Ability and Access Office, McMaster
· BC Health Foundation
· Centre for Peace Studies, McMaster
· Centre for International Health, McMaster
· Centre for Research and Education in Human Service, Kitchener
· Centre for Research on Violence Against Women & Children, London
· Centre for Research in Women's Health, University of Toronto
· Clinical Epidemiology & Biostatistics, Faculty of Health Sciences, McMaster.
· Centre for Health Economic Policy Analysis
· Department of Community Medicine, Suez Canal University, Ismailia, Egypt
· Department of Epidemiology, University of Madras, India
· Department of Medical Education, University of Saiins, Kota Bharu, Malaysia
· Department of Pediatrics, Government Medical College, Nagpur, India
· Department of Public Health, Gaja Mada University, Yogyakarta, Indonesia
· Department of Public Health, Turku University, Finland
· East Region Mental Health Services
· Educational Centre for Aging and Health
· Employment Equity office, McMaster
· Faculty of Rehabilitation Medicine, U. of Alberta
· Flett Consulting Group Inc.
· London Sexual Assault Centre
· McMaster Health Reach Programme
· McMaster Labour Studies Program
· McMaster (Undergraduate) M.D. Programme
· Office of Gerontological Studies
· OISE, University of Toronto
· Quality of Nursing Work Life Research Unit
· Seneca College (Nursing)
· Sexual Harassment Anti-Discrimination Office, McMaster
· Sheridan College, School of Nursing
· School of Medicine, Yogyakarta, Indonesia
· School of Nursing, McMaster
· School of Continuing Education, McMaster
· Society for the Advancement of Women's Health, Israel
· Society for International Health Initiative, McMaster
· Systems-Linked Research Unit, McMaster
· Toronto Community Academic Partnership
· Toronto Women's College Hospital & Research Centre
· Women & Violence Careworker Programme
· Women's Health Office, Fac. H.Sc. McMaster
· Women's Studies Programme, McMaster
· Work & Society Programme, McMaster
MRCPOWH established links or partnerships with Canadian and International Networks/Agencies/Government Departments:
· All India Institute of Medical Sciences, New Delhi,
· Atlantic Health Promotion Research Centre
· British Columbia Centre of Excellence for Women's Health, Hospital and Health Care, Vancouver
· British Columbia Consortium for Health Promotion Research
· Canadian Public Health Association
· Canadian Research Institute for the Advancement of Women
· Centre for Health Promotion, University of Toronto
· Centre for Research & Education in Human Services
· Centre for Research on Prevention of Violence Against Women & Children
· Community Health & Epidemiology, University of Saskatchewan
· Government College for Women, Karachi, Pakistan
· Health Promotion Research Group, University of Calgary
· Institute of Environment & Health, McMaster University
· Le Centre d'excellence pour la santé des femmes - Consortium Université de Montréal
· Maritime Centre of Excellence for Women's Health, Dalhousie
· National Network on Environments and Women's Health, York University, Toronto
· Prairie Region Health Promotion Research Centre, Women's Health Centre, Winnipeg
· Prairie Women's Health Centre of Excellence
· Regional Centre for Health Promotion & Community Studies, University of Lethbridge
· The Canadian Women's Health Network
· University Saiins, Malaysia
· Hajdukowski-Ahmed, M., "Innovating in Hard Times", Proceedings of the Third National Conference on Multicultural Health, May 1995, pp. 68-69.
· McLean, B., "Social Support, Support Groups, and Breast Cancer: A Literature Review", Canadian Journal of Community and Mental Health, 1995;14(2):202-227.
· Grant, M., Hezekiah, J.,"Knowledge and Beliefs about Hypertension among Female Clients in Primary Health Care Centres in Jamaica," International Journal of Nursing Studies, 1996; 33(1):58-66.
· Hajdukowski-Ahmed, M., Review of H. Dagenais/D. Pichés book on Feminism and Development, for Resources for Feminist Research, Spring 1996, 76-77.
· Low, J., "Negotiating Identities, Negotiating Environments: Interpretation of the Experiences of Students with Disabilities," Disability & Society, 1996,11(2):235-248.
· Majumdar, B., Ladak, S., Roberts, J., "Management of Family and Workplace Stress Experienced by Women of Colour from Various Cultural Backgrounds," Working Paper Series 96-9, System-Linked Research Unit, July 1996.
· Thurston, W.E. and O'Connor, M., "Health Promotion for Women: A Canadian Perspective." Background Paper, prepared for the Canada/U.S.A. Women's Health Forum, Ottawa, August 1996. (Printed in Women's Health Forum: Preventive/ Health Promotion Strategies, pp. 124, and on disk: Canada U.S.A. Women's Health Forum: Commissioned Papers.
· Zeytinoglu, I.U., & Norris, J. "Global diversity in employment relations: A typology of flexible employment", MGD School of Business, Working Paper Series, 1996;414:27.
· Walters, V., and Denton, M.A., "The Social Production of Stress, Depression and Tiredness Among Women". Canadian Review of Sociology and Anthropology, 1997;32(1):53-70.
· Zeytinoglu, I.U., Denton, M.A., Hajdukowski-Ahmed, M. and O'Connor, M., "The Impact of Work on Women's Health: A Review of Recent Literature and Future Research Directions." The Canadian Journal of Women's Health Care, 1997;8(2):18-27.
· Denton, M.A., "The Linkages Between Informal and Formal Care of the Elderly". Canadian Journal of Aging, 1997;16(1):17-37.
· Ahmed, M., Denton, M.A., O'Connor J. & Zeytinoglu, I.U., Gender differences in faculty participation: Practice and perceptions at McMaster University. Canadian Journal of Higher Education, 1998.
· Hajdukowski-Ahmed, M., "Bakhtin Without Borders: Dialogism and the Social Sciences. Participatory/Action Research in a Culturally Diverse Context", Bakhtine: an Anthology, ed. P. Hitchcock, The South Atlantic Review, 1998.
· Hajdukowski-Ahmed, M., "Bakhtine sans frontierès. Dialogisme et sciences sociales. La théorie de l´action participante dans un contexte multiculturel". Conférences de Cerisy-la-Salle, eds André Collinot et Cl. Thomson, London: Mestengo Press, 1998.
· Jain, H., Piczak, M., & Zeytinoglu, I.U., "Workplace substance testing: An exploratory study". Employee Responsibilities and Rights Journal, 1998.
· Arbak, Y., Kabasakal, H., Katrinli, A., Ozmen, OT & Zeytinoglu, I.U., "Women Managers in Turkey: The Impact of Personalities and Leadership Styles". Journal of Management Systems, 1998.
· Zeytinoglu, I.U., "Determinants of sectoral and occupational distribution of female labor in Turkey". In Z. Arat (Ed.), The Turkish woman: Deconstructing Images and Ideologies, 1998.
· Westmorland, M., Zeytinoglu, I.U., Pringle, P., Denton, M.A. and Chouinard, V., "The Elements of a Positive Workplace Environment: Implications for Persons with Disabilities." Journal of Work, 1998.
· O'Connor, M., Denton, M., HajdukoWsKi-Ahmed, M., Williams, K., Zeytinoglu, I.U., "Women and Health Promotion: A Feminist Participatory Model". Submitted to Doing Health Promotion Research: The Science of Action, eds. J. Sieppert, W.E. Thurston, V. Wiebe. Accepted by editors.
· Joshi, A., Denton, M.A., Lian, J., Gafni, A., Robb, R., Rosenthal, C. and Willison, D., "Unpaid Time Contributions by Seniors: A Conceptual Framework". Submitted to Canadian Journal on Aging, December, 1997.
· Robb, R., Denton, M.A., Joshi, A., Lian, J., Gafni, A., Rosenthal, C. and Willison D., "Valuation on Unpaid Help by Seniors in Canada: An Empirical Analysis." Submitted to Canadian Journal on Aging, December, 1997.
· Denton, M.A., Raina, P., Lian, J., Gafni, A., Joshi, A., French, S., Rosenthal, C. and Willison, D., "The Role of Health and Age in Financial Preparations for Later Life." Submitted to Canadian Public Policy, September, 1997.
· Denton, M.A. and Walters, V., "Gender Differences in Structural and Behavioural Determinants of Health: An Analysis of the Social Production of Health." Submitted to Social Sciences and Medicine, June, 1997.
· Low, J., "The Concept of Hardiness: Persistent Problems, Persistent Appeal." Submitted to Holistic Nursing Practice, January, 1998.
· Denton, M.A., Zeytinoglu, I.U., Barber, K. and Pringle, P., "Healthy Work Environments in Community Based Health and Social Service Agencies Stage One Report: Focus Group Findings", MRCPOWH Technical Report Series #1, April 1996.
· O'Connor, M., Low, J., and Shelley, J., "Support Needs for Women with Multiple Sclerosis" prepared for the Hamilton-Wentworth Victorian Order of Nurses, St. Elizabeth Visiting Nurses' Association and The Visiting Homemakers Association of Hamilton-Wentworth, MRCPOWH Technical Report Series #2, June 1996.
· Zeytinoglu, I.U., Westmorland, M., Pringle, P., Denton, M. and Chouinard, V., "Positive Work Environments for Women & Men with Disabilities: Focus Group Results," MRCPOWH Technical Report Series #3, Dec. 1996.
· Khanlou, N. and Hajdukowski-Ahmed, M., "Mental Health Promotion Among Female Adolescents Living Within a Cross-Cultural Context: Participatory Action Research with South Asian-Canadian High School Students", MRCPOWH Technical Report Series #4, June 1997.
· Dolina, L., Denton, M., Cummings, A. and Webb, S., "Evaluation of the Hamilton-Wentworth Regional Public Health Department Intergenerational Volunteer Program in Elementary Schools", MRCPOWH Technical Report Series #5, July 1997.
· Denton, M.A., Zeytinoglu, I.U., Webb, S. Barber, K. and Lian, J., "Healthy Work Environments in Community Based Health and Social Service Agencies: Volunteer Questionnaire Report", MRCPOWH Technical Report Series #6, pp. 57.
· Denton, M.A., Zeytinoglu, I.U., Webb, S., and Lian, J., "Healthy Work Environments in Community Based Health and Social Service Agencies: Employee Questionnaire Report", MRCPOWH Technical Report Series #7, pp. 160.
Technical Reports Submitted:
· Hajdukowski-Ahmed, M., Maraj, D., Chudyk, B., "Accreditation of Foreign Educated Foreign Trained Physicians", MRCPOWH Technical Report Series #8 (forthcoming).
· Hajdukowski-Ahmed, M., "De Mujer a Mujer: Latin American Women Conduct a Health Promotion Project on Mental Health", MRCPOWH Technical Report Series #9 (forthcoming).
· Denton, M., Hajdukowski-Ahmed, M., O'Connor, M., Williams K., and Zeytinoglu, I.U., "A Theoretical and Methodological Framework for Research on Women, Work and Health." MRCPOWH Working Paper Series #1, June 1994, 35 pp.
· Hopwood, C., "Women and Multiple Sclerosis: Models, Needs and (Support) Services." MRCPOWH Working Paper Series #2, September 1994, 52 pp.
· Chouinard, V., Denton, M., Westmorland, M., and Zeytinoglu, I.U., with the assistance of Behnke-Cook, D., "Women with Disabilities and Positive Work Environments: A Literature Review." MRCPOWH Working Paper Series #3, May 1995, 33 pp.
· Trollope, K. "Towards Indigenous Notions of Women's Empowerment in India." MRCPOWH Working Paper Series #4, March 1997, 13 pp.
· Zeytinoglu, I.U., Denton, M., Hajdukowski-Ahmed, M., and O'Connor, M.,"The Impact of Work on Women's Health", MRCPOWH Working Paper Series #5, February 1996, pp. 26.
· Denton, M. & Walters, V., "Age Differences in Canadian Women's Own Perceptions of Their Health", MRCPOWH Working Paper #6, September 1996, 52 pp.
· Gold, N., "Using Participatory Research to Help Promote the Physical and Mental Health of Female Social Workers in Child Welfare", MRCPOWH Working Paper Series #7, October 1996.
· Denton, M. and Walters, V., "Gender Differences in Structural and Behavioural Determinants of Health: An Analysis of the Social Production of Health", MRCPOWH Working Paper Series #8, August 1997.
Working Papers Submitted:
· Hajdukowski-Ahmed, M. and Farragheh, M., "Immigrant Women, Work and Health: A Review of Literature", Spring 1998 (forthcoming).
· Hajdukowski-Ahmed, M., Pond, M. and Farragheh, M., "Immigrant Women Survivors of Torture Conduct a Health Promotion Project", 1998 (forthcoming).
· Hajdukowski-Ahmed, M., Pond, M. and Zeytinoglu, I.U., "Immigrant Women Action Group Health Promotion Project in a Food Plant", 1998 (forthcoming).
· Hajdukowski-Ahmed, M., "Immigrant Women Work and Health Advisory Committee and Health Promotion", 1998 (forthcoming).
· Hajdukowski-Ahmed, M., "Shanti Niketan: East Indian Women Conduct Health Promotion Activities", 1998 (forthcoming).
· J. Aronson, "The Social Context of Women's Health Research", at the Conference on Women's Health: Key Research and Health Care issues, in Hamilton, April 22-25, 1994.
· M. Denton, "A Theoretical and Methodological Framework for Research on Women, Work and Health." from MRCPOWH's Working Paper #1 at Learned Societies Conference, in Calgary, June 1994.
· M. Hajdukowski-Ahmed, "A Theoretical and Methodological Framework for Research on Women, Work and Health." from MRCPOWH's Working Paper #1 at the Conference on Women's Health, Key Research and Health Care Issues, in Hamilton, April 22-25, 1994.
· M. Hajdukowski-Ahmed, closing remarks at the conference on "L´écriture des femmes migrantes en France et au Canada", in Montreal, May 1994.
· M. O'Connor, "Theoretical and Methodological Premises for Women's Health Promotion Research, at the Third National Conference on Health Promotion Research, in Calgary, June 1994.
· V. Walters, "Women and Paid/Unpaid Work," at the Conference on Women's Health: Key Research and Health Care Issues, in Hamilton, April 1994.
· V. Walters, on behalf of her co-authors B. Beardwood, J. Eyles and S. French, presented "Paid and Unpaid Work Roles of Women and Zmen Nurses: What's Important? Gender? The Job? at Women's Occupational Health Network, Montreal, 1994.
· I.U. Zeytinoglu, "Changing Concepts: Paid/Unpaid Work and Women's Health, at the International Symposium on Health Management, in Hamilton, November 1994.
· M. Denton, B. Carson and I. Fell, "Working in Someone's Home: Challenges and Opportunities" at the Twelfth Annual McMaster Summer Institute on Gerontology, June 15,1995, Hamilton, Ontario.
· M. Denton and K. Barber, "Home as the Workplace: Healthy Work Environments for Home Support Workers?" at the Canadian Association of Gerontology Meeting, October 26-29, 1995, Vancouver, B.C.
· M. Hajdukowski-Ahmed, was a panelist in a tele-conference "Health Promotion through Popular Theatre: Immigrant Women and Empowerment". The teleconference connected four studio audiences with three panelists from British Columbia, Saskatchewan, Manitoba and Ontario, March 29, 1995.
· M. Hajdukowski-Ahmed, M. Pond and I.U. Zeytinoglu, "Working Together with Immigrant Women on Health Promotion Projects, Using Participatory/Action Research. Achievements and Challenges", the Third National Conference of the Canadian Council of Multicultural Health "Innovating in Hard Times", in Montreal on May 17-20, 1995.
· M. Hajdukowski-Ahmed, "Dialogism and Ethno-Cultural Diversity: a Constructive Challenge to Canadian Identity", at the Thirteenth Biennial Conference "Canada in Crisis", Canadian Ethnic Studies Association, Winnipeg, Oct. 20-23, 1995.
· M. Hajdukowski-Ahmed, M. Pond and I.U. Zeytinoglu, "Health Promotion in a Multicultural Context: Epistemological, Ethical and Political Considerations", at the Thirteenth Biennial Conference "Canada in Crisis", Canadian Ethnic Studies Association, Winnipeg, Oct. 20-23, 1995.
· M. Hajdukowski-Ahmed, "Dialogisme et sciences sociales: théorie critique ou pratique théorique?", International Conference on "Bakhtine et la pensée dialogique", Cerisy-la-Salle, France, Aug. 4-9, 1995.
· M. O'Connor, "Women and Health: Community Development", to the Global Community Health Seminar Group for their Perspectives on Development Series, McMaster University, 28 March 1995.
· M. O'Connor, "Women with Multiple Sclerosis" to the McMaster University medical students, McMaster University, 1995.
· I.U. Zeytinoglu, M. O'Connor, M. Denton and M. Hajdukowski-Ahmed, "Women's Health and Paid/Unpaid Work" at the Canadian Industrial Relations Association Annual Meeting, Montreal, May 27-29, 1995.
· Isik Urla Zeytinoglu gave a presentation to the Task Force to Revise Canada Labour Code on Nonstandard Employment and the Impact of the Legislation, December, 1995.
· M. O'Connor. "Les femmes et l'augmentation de travail nonrecensé. " Annual Conference of l'Association Latine pour l'analyse de systèmes de santé, Montreal, May 1995.
· M. Denton, and K. Barber, "Home as the Workplace: Healthy Work Environments for Home Support Workers", The Learned Societies Congress, Brock University, St. Catharines, June 1996.
· M. Denton and I.U. Zeytinoglu, "Healthy Work Environments in Community Based Health and Social Service Agencies", Fourth Canadian Conference on Health Promotion, University of Montreal, Montreal, June 1996.
· M. Denton, I.U. Zeytinoglu, K. Barber and Pringle, P., "Healthy Work Environments for Home Care Workers: Working Together to Promote our Health", Teaching to Promote Women's Health, June 1996, Toronto.
· M. Denton, I.U. Zeytinoglu, and K. Barber, "Home Health Care the Loss of Control: Healthy Work Environments for Home Support Workers," The Learned Societies Congress, Brock University, St. Catharines, June 1996, Canadian Gerontology Association Meetings, Quebec City, October 1996 and at the Canadian Home Care Association Meetings, Winnipeg, November 1996.
· B. Spencer, M. Denton, and member of the IESOP Program of Research, "IESOP-The Independence and Economic Security of the Older Population," poster presented at the Canadian Gerontology Association Meetings, Quebec City, October 1996.
· M. Hajdukowski-Ahmed, chaired the session "Women and Aging" at the McMaster Gerontology Summer Institute, June 6, 1996.
· M. Hajdukowski-Ahmed, M. Pond and I.U. Zeytinoglu, "Participatory Action Research, Immigrant Women and the Exchange of Knowledge and Skills in Health Promotion Projects", International Multidisciplinary Conference, hosted by Women's College Hospital at University of Toronto, Teaching to Promote Women's Health, June 13-15, 1996.
· M. Hajdukowski-Ahmed, "Action Research in Health Promotion with Immigrant Women: an Experience in Feminist Multicultural Critical Pedagogy", Women's College Hospital, University of Toronto, Teaching to Promote Women's Health, June 13-15, 1996.
· M. Hajdukowski-Ahmed, M. Pond, and I.U. Zeytinoglu, "Immigrant Women, Work and Health Promotion", Fourth Canadian Conference on Health Promotion, "Health Promotion and Population Health: A Meeting of Ideals", Montreal, June 9-12, 1996.
· M. O'Connor, J. Low, and J. Shelley, "Health Promotion with Women with Multiple Sclerosis," Fourth Canadian Conference on Health Promotion: Health Promotion and Population Health: A Meeting of Ideals, Montreal, June 1996.
· M. O'Connor, J. Low, and J. Shelley, "Lessons for the Doctors: Women with Chronic Disability Inform Their Physicians," Teaching To Promote Women's Health, Toronto, June 1996.
· M. O'Connor, convened and chaired workshop, "Women, Work and Health," Teaching to Promote Women's Health, Toronto, June 1996.
· J. Low, J. Shelley, and M. O'Connor, "The Unpredictability of Everyday Life: Ethical, Logistical, and Practical Problems in Doing Field Work with Women with Disabilities," Qualitative Conference, McMaster, May 1996.
· J. Low, M. O'Connor, and J. Shelley, "Support Needs for Women with Multiple Sclerosis," Beyond 2000: The Changing Face of Community Care, Sixth National Canadian Home Care Association Conference, Winnipeg, Oct. 1996.
· I.U. Zeytinoglu, M. Westmorland, P. Pringle, M. Denton and V. Chouinard, "Positive Work Environments for women with disabilities. Abstracts, Fourth Canadian Conference on Health Promotion, Montreal, June 1996.
· I.U. Zeytinoglu, M. Denton, M. Hajdukowski-Ahmed, M. O'Connor, "Women's Work and Health: a Critical Review of the Literature". Programme & Abstracts, Conference on Business and Health Care: A Work and Health Perspective Conference, Toronto, May 1-2, 1996.
· I.U. Zeytinoglu, M. Westmorland, P. Pringle, M. Denton, and V.Chouinard, "Exploring Work and Health Relationships with Women with Disabilities". Abstracts, International Association of Health Policy 9th Congress: 15. Montreal, 1996.
· M. Hajdukowski-Ahmed, "Bakhtin, Charles Taylor, and Participatory Democracy ", Seventh Bakhtin Conference, Calgary, Alberta, July 3-6, 1997.
· N. Khanlou, M. Hajdukowski-Ahmed, "Mental Health Issues and Young Women in a Diverse Context", Gender & Health Promotion: From Research to Policy, Halifax, N.S. July 4-5, 1997.
· M. O'Connor, et al. "Group Work with Clients with Multiple Sclerosis, Hope and Reality: Care Issues in The Later Stages of Multiple Sclerosis". Regional Multiple Sclerosis Service, Toronto, February 28, 1997.
· I.U. Zeytinoglu, M. Westmorland, P. Pringle, M. Denton, and V. Chouinard, "The Affect of Paid & Unpaid Work on the Health of Persons with Disabilities". CIRA/ACRI Annual Conference, St. John's, Newfoundland, June 1997.
· M. Denton, M. Hajdukowski, M. O'Connor, and I.U. Zeytinoglu, chaired sessions at the 14th Annual McMaster Summer Institute on Gerontology - Women and Health Promotion, Hamilton, Ontario, June, 1997.
· M. Denton, and I.U. Zeytinoglu, "Gender Differences in Structural and Behavioural Determinants of Health". The Fifth National Health Promotion Research Conference, Halifax, Nova Scotia, July 4&5, 1997.
· M. Denton, and I.U. Zeytinoglu, "Health and Safety in Women's Work: The Case of Homecare Workers". The Fifth National Health Promotion Research Conference, Halifax, Nova Scotia, July 4&5, 1997.
· M. Hajdukowski-Ahmed, "La Promotion de la sante avec les femmes immigrantes: enjeux, defis, accomplissements". The Fifth National Health Promotion Research Conference, Halifax, Nova Scotia, July 4&5, 1997.
· M. Swinton, C. Van Berkel, and M. O'Connor, "Peer Support: The Main Reason Why Women Attend the Programs Offered Through the Hamilton-Wentworth Community Action Program for Children (CAPC)". The Fifth National Health Promotion Research Conference, Halifax, Nova Scotia, July 4&5, 1997.
· M. O'Connor, "Health Promotion and Women's Health: The Links". The Fifth National Health Promotion Research Conference, Halifax, Nova Scotia, July 4&5, 1997.
· I.U. Zeytinoglu, M. Westmorland, P. Pringle, M. Denton, and V. Chouinard, "The Impact of Paid and Unpaid Work on the Health of Women and Men with Disabilities". The Fifth National Health Promotion Research Conference, Halifax, Nova Scotia, July 4&5, 1997.
· M. Hajdukowski-Ahmed, "Participatory Action Research with Immigrant Women", PAR Community/Academy Conference, Oise/University of Toronto, October, 1997.
· M. Denton, I.U. Zeytinoglu, S. Webb, and J. Lian, "Occupational Health Issues in Community Based Health and Social Service Agencies". The Canadian Association of Gerontology Meetings, Calgary, October, 1997 and The American Gerontological Society of America, Cincinatti, November, 1997.
· M. Denton, D. Feeny, S. Depauw, W. Furlong, G. Torrance, and C. Goldsmith, "Towards an Understanding of the Factors that Affect an Individual's Preferences for Health States". The Quality of Life Conference, Vienna, Austria, November, 1997.
· M. Denton, P. Raina, J. Lian, A. Gafni, A. Joshi, S. French, C. Rosenthal, and D. Willison, "The Role of Health and Age in Financial Preparations for Later Life". The Canadian Association of Gerontology Meetings, Calgary, October, 1997.
· M. Denton, and V. Walters, "Gender Differences in Structural and Behavioural Determinants of Health". The Fifth National Health Promotion Research Conference, Halifax, July, 1997.
· Hajdukowski-Ahmed, M., "Immigrant Women's Health: Issues and Methods". Society for International Health Initiatives, Hamilton, November, 1997.
Conference Presentations Accepted:
· M. O'Connor, "The Voices of Health" in a panel on Women/Community Health: Narrative Intersections, ACCUTE, Learned Societies, Ottawa, May 1998.
· M. Denton, I.U. Zeytinoglu, S. Webb, "The Impact of Health Care Restructuring on Homecare Work and the Health and Well-Being of Homecare Workers". Canadian Industrial Relations Association 35th Annual Conference, Ottawa, June 1998.
· J. Romaine and I.U. Zeytinoglu, "Competing Priorities: Work, Family and Well-being for employees in Canadian Public Accounting Firms". Canadian Industrial Relations Association 35th Annual Conference, Ottawa, June 1998.
· N. Khanlou, M. Hajdukowski-Ahmed, S. French and L. Parisi, "Using Participatory Action Research in Mental Health Research with and Promotion Among Adolescents Living in a Cross-Cultural Context". American Ortho-Psychiatric Association 75th Annual Meeting, Washington, April 1998.
Invited Conference Presentations:
· M. Hajdukowski-Ahmed, "Health Promotion and Mental Health Issues in a Multicultural Context: Concepts and Practice", McMaster Students' Health Services, March 1998.
· M. Hajdukowski-Ahmed, "Immigrant Women and Health Promotion: Methods, Issues, Case Studies", McMaster University Medical School, March 1998.
Health Experiences & Indicators Among Black Female Sole Parents in Hamilton-Wentworth, Patricia Daenzer, School of Social Work.
Using Participatory Research to Help Promote the Physical and Mental Health of Female Social Workers in Child Welfare, Nora Gold, School of Social Work.
Health Promotion Strategies for Women who have Undergone Female Genital Mutilation, Jocelyn Hezekiah, School of Nursing.
Leisure and Women with Disabilities: New Directions for Subjective Experience, Jennifer Hoyle, Department of Sociology.
East Indian High School Women Research the Effects of their Contextual Experiences on their Mental Health and Design and Implement Strategies to Promote their Mental Health, Nazilla Khanlou, Faculty of Health Sciences, and M. Hajdukowski-Ahmed, Principal Investigator, MRCPOWH, Co-investigator.
Development and Testing of an Interview Guide: Interview Guide as Stress Indicators for Immigrant, Refugee and Minority Women, Basanti Majumdar, School of Nursing.
Positive Work Environment for Women with Disabilities, Isik Urla Zeytinoglu, Principal Investigator, M. Westmorland, P. Pringle, M. Denton and V. Chouinard.
A Consumer-Designed Program to Address the Needs of Mothers who Access the Family Law System: Community Consultation Phase I, Karen Bridgman-Acker, Community research, and Jane Aronson, School of Social Work.
Healthy Work Environments in Community Based Health and Social Service Agencies, Margaret Denton, Principal Investigator, Isik Urla Zeytinoglu, Co-Investigator and Maroussia Hajdukowski-Ahmed, Consultant.
Immigrant Women/Work and Health, Maroussia Hajdukowski-Ahmed, Principal Investigator, Myrna Pond, Research Assistant and Isik Urla Zeytinoglu, Collaborator.
Grassroots Communities Action and Research Program, Mary O'Connor, Principal Investigator, and Marcela Krautter, community researcher.
A Health Promotion Project with Immigrant Women Survivors of Torture, Myrna Pond, School of Nursing and Minoo Faragheh, Co-investigators, Maroussia Hajdukowski-Ahmed, advisor.
"De Mujer a Mujer". Latin American Women Conduct Health Promotion Activities on Their Issues, Maroussia Hajdukowski-Ahmed, Principal Investigator.
"Immigrant Women Work Action Group", Myrna Pond, Co-investigator, Maroussia Hajdukowski-Ahmed, Co-investigator, Isik Urla Zeytinoglu, Consultant.
"Indian Women Action Group", "Shanti" Niketan Project, Maroussia Hajdukowski-Ahmed, Principal Investigator.
Student PhD Projects
An Analysis of Barriers in Integrating Foreign Trained Female Physicians into Canadian Mainstream, Barbara Dabrowska-Chudyk, MSW, School of Social Work.
Women, Body Image and Food: Community Based Initiatives, Gina Dimitropoulos, MA student, Social Welfare Policy.
How Women Construct Their Menstrual Experiences, Elizabeth Graham, Department of Sociology, graduate student project.
How the Work of Community Nurses Affects Their Health and Safety, Christine Kent submitted an Honours B.A. thesis to the Programme of Gerontology.
Volunteer Workers and The Home Health Care Field, Elizabeth McDonnell submitted an Honours B.A. thesis to the Programme of Gerontology.
Women with Chronic Physical Disabilities: Women and Multiple Sclerosis, Mary O'Connor, Principal Investigator, Jacqueline Low and Julia Shelley, Research Assistants.
Supporting a Lesbian with Breast Cancer: Weaving Care Outside 'Family', Chris Sinding submitted a Masters thesis to the School of Social Work.
Young Mothers Social Support Study, Christine Walsh, M.S.W. School of Social Work.
They were Blond and Tan: Women's Perceptions of Tanning, Health & Well-Being, Theresa Garvin, Department of Geography.
An Economic Model of Domestic Violence, JoAnn Kingston-Riechers, Department of Economics.
Student B.A. Projects
Working as Part of a Team: Advantages and Disadvantages for Homemakers, Sharon Webb, Department of Gerontology and Sociology.
Intergenerational Programs: An Examination of the Benefits to Seniors, Allison Cummings, Department of Gerontology.
A Study of Access of South Asian Women to the University of Cape Town, using PAR, Shaista Justin, Department of English and Women's Studies.
Carribean Women and the Experiences of Early Motherhood, using PAR, Claudia Ross, Department of Sociology and Women's Studies.
Half the Sky Feminist Theatre - 10 years of History, in their words, Rhea Theijsmeijer, Department of Sociology and Women's Studies.
Projects in Progress
Senior Women and Community Formal Home Support Health and Social Care Services: Match or Mismatch?", Karen Barber, Department of Sociology.
Factors that Influence Participative Decision-Making by Managers, Janet Romaine, Human Resources and Management, MGD School of Business.
Workshop #1: "Participatory/Action Research: Theoretical and Practical Issues", Mary O'Connor and Karen Williams, January 25, 1994.
Workshop #2: "Towards Indigenous Notions of Women's Empowerment in India", Karen Trollope, February 22, 1994.
Workshop #3: "Gender of Physicians and Gender of Patients: Does it Make a Difference?" Christel Woodward, March 29, 1994.
Workshop #4: "Using Multiple Research Methods to Explore Links Between Women's Health and Paid/Unpaid Work", Allison L. McKinnon, May 24, 1994.
Workshop #5: "Experience Experiential Learning Using Participatory Research: Where Does 'Focus Group' Method Fit?" Basanti Majumdar, October 18, 1994.
Workshop #6: "Is Gender a Factor in the Experience of Pain, Rehabilitation and Return to Work?" Joan Crook and Robin Weir, November 29, 1994.
Workshop #7: "How to Conduct Focus Groups" Myrna Pond, November 14, 1994.
Workshop #8: "Employment Disability Demographics in the Hamilton-Wentworth Area - Implications for Service Providers," Muriel Westmorland, January 23, 1995.
Workshop #9: "Sexism and anti-Semitism as Experienced by Jewish Women in Canada," Nora Gold, February 28, 1995.
Workshop #10: Invisible Aspects of Home Care Help: "You're not Just in There to do the Work," Jane Aronson, March 20, 1995.
Workshop #11: "The Process of Health Awareness among Black Women," Pat Daenzer, October 3rd, 1995.
Workshop #12: "Young Mothers Social Support Study" Christine Walsh, October 24, 1995.
Workshop #13: "Gender, Citizenship and Labour Market Equality Strategies" Julia O'Connor, November 21, 1995.
Workshop #14: "Participatory Planning with an Aging Population for Policy Making", Kathleen Cruttenden, January 23, 1996.
Workshop #15: "Selected Estimates of the Costs of Violence Against Women", JoAnn Kingston-Riecher, March 19, 1996.
Workshop #16: "Counting on Desire: Supporting Lesbians with Breast Cancer", Chris Sinding, April 23, 1996.
Workshop #17: "Wasted Skills: Foreign Trained Female Physicians and the Costs of Accreditation", Barbara Dabrowska-Chudyk, Denise Maraj, Carolina Vidal, Maroussia Ahmed and research participants, September 25, 1996.
Workshop #18: "Support Needs for Women with Multiple Sclerosis", Mary O'Connor, Jacqueline Low, Julia Shelley, and research participants, October 30, 1996.
Workshop #19: "Healthy Work Environments in Community Based Health & Social Service Agencies", Margaret Denton and representatives from community-based health care agencies, Wednesday, November 20, 1996.
Workshop #20: "Positive Work Environments for Women & Men with Disabilities: Focus Group Results", Isik Urla Zeytinoglu, Muriel Westmorland, Pam Pringle, Margaret Denton, Vera Chouinard with Community Investigators, January 22, 1997.
Workshop #21: "Women, Body Image and Food", Gina Dimitropoulos, February 19, 1997.
Workshop #22: "They were Blond and Tan: Women's Perceptions of Tanning, Health & Well-Being", Teresa Garvin, March 19, 1997.
Workshop #23: "A Consumer Designed Program to Address the Needs of Mothers who Access the Family Law System", Karen Bridgman-Acker, April 16, 1997.
Workshop #24: "Gender and Culture in Adolescent Mental Health Promotion", Nazilla Khanlou and Maroussia Hajdukowski-Ahmed, October 27, 1997.
Workshop #25: "Lessons Learned from CAPC: Community Programming with Women of Low Income", Marilyn Swinton and Mary O'Connor, Monday, November 17, 1997.
Eds. M. Denton, M. Hajdukowski-Ahmed, M. O'Connor, I.U. Zeytinoglu
I. Introduction and Overview
I.1. Theoretical Framework for Research on Women and Health Promotion
by O'Connor, Denton, Hajdukowski-Ahmed, Williams & Zeytinoglu
I.2. Women's Work, Women's Voices: From Invisibility to Visibility
by Zeytinoglu, Denton, Hajdukowski-Ahmed & O'Connor
I.3. Methodological Approaches to Women's Voices in Health Promotion
by Hajdukowski-Ahmed, Denton, O'Connor & Zeytinoglu
II. Women Workers in Health and Social Service Agencies
II.1. Promoting Health in Community Based Health and Social Service Agencies
by Denton, Zeytinoglu, Webb and Lian
II.2. Using Participatory Action Research to Help Promote the
Physical and Mental Health of Female Social Workers
II.3. Work and Health Issues Among City Employees
III. Women with Disabilities and Health Promotion
III.1. Women with Multiple Sclerosis: Support Needs
by O'Connor, Low & Shelley
III.2. Creating Positive Work Environments for Women with Disabilities
by Zeytinoglu, Westmorland, Pringle, Denton, Chouinard & Webb
III.3.Leisure Needs and Women with Disabilities: New Directions
for Subjective Experience
IV. Immigrant, Refugee and Visible Minority Women and Health Promotion
IV.1.Worksite Action: Occupational Health and Equity Issues in
a Food Processing Plant
by Hajdukowski-Ahmed, Pond, Zeytinoglu and Chambers
IV.2.Immigrant Women and Mental Health Issues
by Hajdukowski-Ahmed, Khanlou
IV.3.Stress Indicators for Immigrant, Refugee and Minority Women
V. Women Across the Lifespan
V.1. South Asian High School Women and Mental Health Issues
by Khanlou & Hajdukowski-Ahmed
V.2. Young Mothers' Social Support
V.3. Promoting Health Through Intergenerational Volunteering
by Denton, Dolina, Cummings and Webb
V.4. Lesbian Caregiving
V.5. They Were Blond and Tanned
V.6. Mothers Who Access the Family Law System
by Bridgman-Acker & Aronson
V.7. Stop the Violence: A Community-Based Violence Prevention
by Bayne et. al.
V.8. Promoting Women's Health Through Volunteering
by Denton, Zeytinoglu, Webb and Barber
V.9. Women's Experiences as Executives