Saturday, July 14, 2007

Women Who Care: Reflections on Women's Personal & Professional Experiences of the Canadian Health Care System, Nili Kaplan-Myrth, Ph.D.

Submission Deadline: July 31, 2007

" I am writing to formally invite you to contribute to our book: Women Who Care: Reflections on Women’s Personal & Professional Experiences of the Canadian Health Care System. Most women have stories to tell about their experiences of the Canadian health care system: We care for ourselves through personal health and illness; we seek care from others; we are lay caregivers to our children, our partners, our aging parents and our extended families; and some of us work as health care professionals, health educators, health administrators, health policy-makers and leaders in women’s health. "

"We are collecting submissions (written work, visual art, photography) for a book on women’s personal and professional experiences of health care – enlightening or confusing, moments of healing or times of discouragement, celebrations of empowerment and change or frustration with barriers and the status quo. We care about women’s health care. "

About Nili Kaplan-Myrth, Ph.D.
"I am a medical anthropologist. I have spent the past fifteen years speaking to people about
their experiences of health and illness, their bodies, their emotions, their personal and community wellbeing. My areas of passion include gender, women’s health, Indigenous health, community-based health initiatives and collaborative processes in health policy development and implementation. I worked with the World Health Organization in Mali (West Africa) and as a consultant in First Nations, Inuit and Metis communities in Canada, and Koori communities in
south-eastern Australia. I have published several articles in academic and scientific journals, and I have an ethnography, Hard Yakka: Transforming Indigenous Health Policy and Politics, which is just going to press. I am a co-facilitator of Women of Ottawa Reading Diverse Subjects, a discussion group in association with Octopus Books and the Ottawa branch of the Federation of Medical Women of Canada. I am also currently a medical student at The University of Ottawa. "

Above excerpts from The Canadian Breast Cancer Network®ionid=&page=9026

See PDF Call for Submissions "Women Who Care" for detailed information