The Gathering Tree is a beautifully illustrated children's book about HIV/AIDS. Written by award-winning First Nations author Larry Loyie and co-author Constance Brissenden, it is a gentle, positive story of a First Nations family facing HIV. After eleven-year-old Tyler and his younger sister Shay-Lyn learn their favourite cousin Robert has HIV, they discover that knowledge brings understanding and self-awareness. Aspects of physical, spiritual, mental and emotional health are addressed.
"This study of British Columbia's health reform process reveals that information about the impact of health care reform on women is inadequate, non-existent or not easily accessible by the public...This paper places BC's health system reform in a national context and points out the large information gaps concerning issues affecting women users and workers in the system."
This handbook is intended to help fill a need for a comprehensive general guide to staying healthy for women. It focuses on preventing, identifying, and managing common women's health concerns. Part 1 covers staying healthy, with sections on preserving health, self-esteem, managing stress, and using health care wisely. Part 2 contains information on specific problems such as addictions, cancer, menopause, sexually transmitted diseases, and violence. Part 3 provides guidance on protecting health through immunizations and screening tests. Part 4 contains a personal health checklist used for assessing one's health. Part 5 is a directory of general & specific information sources on women's health.