Supporting Children and Their Families Facing Health Inequities in Canada

Edited by Miriam J. Stewart

© 2021

This book fills an urgent national need to analyze disparities among vulnerable populations, where socio-economic and cultural factors compromise health and create barriers.

Offering solutions and strategies to the prevalent health inequities faced by children, youth, and families in Canada, this book investigates timely issues of social, economic, and cultural significance. Chapters cover a diverse range of socioeconomic and cultural factors contributing to health inequality amongst the country’s most vulnerable youth populations, including, mental health challenges, low income and refugee status. This book shares scientific evidence from thousands of interviews, questionnaires, surveys, and client consultations, while professional insights offer key information for at-risk families experiencing health inequities. Timely and transformative, this book will serve as an informed and compassionate guide to promote the health and resiliency of vulnerable children, youth and families across Canada.

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  • Page Count: 232 pages
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Bridging information gaps on health inequities faced by vulnerable children, adolescents, and families in Canada, this book informs readers of the key tools to promote productive, fulfilling lives of people managing prevalent health challenges.

Supporting Children and Their Families Facing Health Inequities in Canada

Edited by Miriam J. Stewart

© 2021

This book fills an urgent national need to analyze disparities among vulnerable populations, where socio-economic and cultural factors compromise health and create barriers.

Offering solutions and strategies to the prevalent health inequities faced by children, youth, and families in Canada, this book investigates timely issues of social, economic, and cultural significance. Chapters cover a diverse range of socioeconomic and cultural factors contributing to health inequality amongst the country’s most vulnerable youth populations, including, mental health challenges, low income and refugee status. This book shares scientific evidence from thousands of interviews, questionnaires, surveys, and client consultations, while professional insights offer key information for at-risk families experiencing health inequities. Timely and transformative, this book will serve as an informed and compassionate guide to promote the health and resiliency of vulnerable children, youth and families across Canada.

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Product Details

  • World Rights
  • Page Count: 232 pages
  • Dimensions: 6.0in x 1.0in x 9.0in
  • Author Information

    Miriam J. Stewart is a professor emeritus in Faculty of Nursing at the University of Alberta.
  • Table of contents

    Title page
    Dedication
    Epigraph
    Contents
    Figures
    Tables 
    Acknowledgements

    1. Introduction - From Isolation to Inclusion: Diminishing Inequities
    Miriam Stewart, PhD

    Section I: Children’s Experiences

    Section Introduction: Children’s Experiences
    Jocelyn Edey, MSc

    2. Indigenous Children Coping with Environmental Health Risks
    Miriam Stewart, PhD & Sharon Anderson, PhD

    3. Health Inequities Facing Children Vulnerable to Mental Health Challenge
    Clara Westwell-Roper, MD, PhD & Evelyn Stewart, MD

    4. Mental Health Risks Among Immigrant and Refugee Children in Canada
    Bukola Solami, PhD, Dominic Alaazi, PhD candidate & Carla Hilario, PhD

    Section II : Adolescents’ Experiences 

    Section Introduction: Adolescents’ Experiences
    Jocelyn Edey, MSc

    5. Low-Income Adolescents Living with Respiratory Challenges
    Miriam Stewart, PhD

    6. Fostering Support for Indigenous Adolescents Facing Health Inequities
    Malcolm King, PhD & Alexandra King, MD

    7. Supporting Refugee Adolescents 
    Miriam Stewart, PhD & Jocelyn Edey, MSc

    Section III: Parents’ Experiences 

    Section Introduction: Parents’ Experiences 
    Jocelyn Edey, MSc

    8. Low-Income Parents and Caregivers of Children Affected by Health Challenges
    Miriam Stewart, PhD

    9. Indigenous Parents and Caregivers Caring for Children with Chronic Health Conditions
    Miriam Stewart, PhD & Lisa Bourque Bearskin, PhD

    10. Innovative Programs for Parents Coping with Health Inequities: Informed by Research Insights
    Nicole Letourneau, PhD & Miriam Stewart, PhD

    11. Conclusion - Future Directions for Programs and Policies
    Miriam Stewart, PhD

    References
    Contributors

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