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Narratives and Images Used by Public Communication Campaigns Addressing Social Determinants of Health and Health Disparities.

Author(s): Clarke, C.E.; Niederdeppe, J.; Lundell, H.C

Date: 11/2012

Source: Int. J. Environ. Res. Public Health 2012, 9, 4254-4277.

Summary:
This paper discusses the characteristics of narratives and visual images disseminated by two national awareness initiatives in the United States.

An exploratory study on the consequences and contextual factors of intimate partner violence among immigrant and Canadian-born women.

Author(s): Janice Du Mont and Tonia Forte

Date: 11/2012

Source: BMJ Open 2012

Summary:
This study compared immigrant and Canadian-born women on the physical and psychological consequences of intimate partner violence and examined important socio-demographic, health and social support and network factors that may shape their experiences of abuse.

Educational Outcomes of English Language Learners at University

Author(s): Hetty Roessingh & Scott Roy Douglas

Date: 11/2012

Source: Canadian Journal of Higher Education: Volume 42, No. 1, 2012, pages 80-97

Summary:
This study compares the undergraduate academic achievement of domestic English language learners (ELLs) of different age on arrival (AOA) cohorts to native English speakers (NS), all of whom graduated from local high schools.

Critically examining diversity in end-of-life family caregiving: implications for equitable caregiver support and Canada’s Compassionate Care Benefit

Author(s): Melissa Giesbrecht, Valorie A Crooks Allison Williams and Olena Hankivsk

Date: 11/2012

Source: International Journal for Equity in Health 2012, 11:65

Summary:
The authors of this study examine how formal front-line palliative care providers understand the role of diversities in shaping Canadian family caregivers’ experiences of end-of-life care. They also consider the implications of the study findings for a social benefit program aimed at supporting family caregivers, namely the Compassionate Care Benefit.

The promotion of family wellness for refugee families in cultural transition - A phenomenographic study

Author(s): Kerstin Samarasinghe, Barbro Arvidsson, Agneta Abrahamsson, Bengt Fridlund

Date: 11/2012

Source: Journal of Nursing Education and Practice Vol. 2, No. 4 (2012)

Summary:
This article illustrates how nurses can promote family wellness and facilitate acculturation for involuntary migrant families as conceptualized by bilingual interpreters and cultural mediators with own past refugee experience.

Prevalence of psychological distress and mental disorders, and use of mental health services in the epidemiological catchment area of Montreal South-West

Author(s): Jean Caron, Marie-Josée Fleury,Michel Perreault, Anne Crocker, Jacques Tremblay, Michel Tousignant, Yan Kestens, Margaret Cargo and Mark Daniel

Date: 10/2012

Source: BMC Psychiatry 2012, 12:183

Summary:
This report presents the initial results of the first Epidemiological Catchment Area Study in mental health in Canada.

Experiences of French Speaking Immigrants and Non-immigrants Accessing Health Care Services in a Large Canadian City

Author(s): Emmanuel Ngwakongnwi , Brenda R. Hemmelgarn, Richard Musto, Hude Quan and Kathryn M. King-Shier

Date: 10/2012

Source: Int. J. Environ. Res. Public Health 2012, 9, 3755-3768

Summary:
This study examined health care access experiences of immigrants and non-immigrants who self-identify as Francophone or French speakers in a mainly English speaking province of Canada.

Influenza vaccination coverage across ethnic groups in Canada.

Author(s): Susan Quach, Jemila S. Hamid, Jennifer A. Pereira, Christine L. Heidebrecht, Shelley L. Deeks , Natasha S. Crowcroft , Sherman D. Quan, Stephanie Brien and Jeffrey C. Kwong

Date: 10/2012

Source: CMAJ 184(15)

Summary:
A national study to estimate influenza vaccine coverage across 12 ethnic groups in Canada and assess the presence of ethnic disparities.

Good Ideas from Successful Cities: Municipal Leadership on Immigrant Integration

Author(s): Maytree Foundation

Date: 10/2012

Source: CitiesofMigration.org

Summary:
In Good Ideas from Successful Cities: Municipal Leadership in Immigrant Integration, the report shares nearly 40 international good practices from cities across Canada, the US, Europe and Australasia. These are stories about local governments that are responding to community needs across a wide field of action and investing in immigration’s new social, economic, cultural and political capital to build open, inclusive cities and shared urban prosperity.

An integrative review of experiences of maternity services for immigrant women in Canada

Author(s): Gina Higginbottom, Annalita S Bell, Julia Arsenault and Jennifer Pillay

Date: 10/2012

Source: Diversity and Equality in Health and Care 2012;9

Summary:
The purpose of this integrative review was to identify and descriptively synthesise current empirical literature on immigrants’ experiences of maternity healthcare services in Canada, to outline practice implications and to make recommendations for future research.


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