Peter Sawchuk

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Iron-deficiency anemia (IDA) has received relatively little attention in Canada, with no national public health initiatives even among high-risk infants. IDA has a high prevalence in First Nations children and has been shown to cause developmental delay. This study is a before/after prevalence survey studying the effect of a public health intervention,(More)
INTRODUCTION Since 1987 the average length of stay for infants following hospital delivery has decreased 1.8 days. This study was undertaken to evaluate the null hypothesis that early discharge of newborns from nurseries does not result in increased emergency department (ED) utilization during the first 10 days of life. SITE: Thirty community EDs, one(More)
This article seeks to contribute to an understanding of questions regarding on-the-job vocational learning, power, and technological change in the context of dynamic notions of knowledge economy and contemporary public sector austerity in the West based on a “mind in political economy” approach inspired by the Cultural Historical Activity Theory tradition.(More)
Clearly, there has been an international explosion of interest in theories of mind, culture, and activity over the last two decades. This interest is well founded. The traditions involved in this explosion speak to some of themost pressing and obvious challenges facing the social sciences. These include the increasingly inter-disciplinary nature of problem(More)
Following a discussion of activity theory as an approach to human development originally rooted in transformational change, we review the historical context and diverse conceptualizations of social conduct from the field of sociology. The discussion of social conduct is broken into theories of social action, theories of enactment, and contemporary(More)
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