Shari Brotman

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This cross-sectional mail survey evaluated the prevalence and predictors of unconventional therapy (UT) utilization among 569 community-based people with MS. One-third reported having visited a UT practitioner in the last 6 months. Utilizers tended to report at least one medical comorbidity, earn at least $50,000 a year, and engage in preventive health(More)
PURPOSE This article reports on the findings of a study whose purpose was to explore the experiences of caregivers of gay and lesbian seniors living in the community and to identify issues that emerged from an exploration of access to and equity in health care services for these populations. DESIGN AND METHODS The study used a qualitative methodology(More)
Women's health research strives to make change. It seeks to produce knowledge that promotes action on the variety of factors that affect women's lives and their health. As part of this general movement, important strides have been made to raise awareness of the health effects of sex and gender. The resultant base of knowledge has been used to inform health(More)
PURPOSE This article reports the findings of a study, undertaken in 2000, whose purpose was to gather information about the experiences and realities of gay and lesbian seniors and their families from across Canada in accessing a broad range of health and social services in the community, and to examine the role of health care and social service(More)
This article explores the results of a qualitative community-based research project on the intersectional experiences of sexual minority refugees living in Canada. Undertaken between 2008 and 2010, this study examines sexual minority refugees' multifaceted experiences of migration, the refugee determination process, and settlement. Through an analysis of(More)
Efforts to control medical care costs have focused on reducing the number of specialists directing patient care. This cross-sectional survey evaluated multiple sclerosis patient perceptions of the quality of care across three patterns of care: primary care (n = 156), single specialty care (n = 338), and comprehensive care (n = 75). The pattern of medical(More)
This paper documents the experiences of health care access among gay, lesbian, bisexual and Two-Spirit (glbt-s) people in Canada. In particular, it addresses the importance of coming out as glbt-s to the development of good health and appropriate care. The paper reflects upon the impact of hiding one's sexual orientation on glbt-s people's experience of and(More)
The population of people aged  and over represents a significant proportion of people living with HIV in Western nations. While the number of older people living with HIV is rapidly increasing in Canada, research originating in this country remains relatively scarce. This article therefore proposes to describe the impact of the intersection of HIV and(More)
OBJECTIVE To explore expressed needs, both formal and informal, of family caregivers of frail elderly. To evaluate roles of physicians. DESIGN Questionnaire survey of members of the Montreal Jewish community providing care for frail elderly family members. SETTING Jewish community of Montreal. PARTICIPANTS Volunteer caregivers who were caring for a(More)
This article examines the question of how universities can be encouraged to address the mental health concerns of GLBT-SQ people and communities from a perspective of solidarity. In so doing, the authors take a case study approach, using Project Interaction: The Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual and Two-Spirit Initiative of McGill University's School of Social Work,(More)