Recent Submissions

  • Triple Jeopardy: Assessing Life Experiences of Black Nova Scotian Women from a Social Work Perspective 

    Bernard, Wanda Thomas, Lydia Lucas-White, and Dorothy E. Moore. 1993. "Triple Jeopardy: Assessing Life Experiences of Black Nova Scotian Women from a Social Work Perspective." Canadian Social Work Review/Revue canadienne de service social 10(2): 256-274.
    A social work perspective is employed to examine the historical experiences of black women in Nova Scotia, focusing on strategies they have used to combat racism & sexism. Following a brief historical sketch of black history ...
  • Perspectives/Initiatives: Making Diversity Work: From Awareness to Institutional Change 

    Bernard, Wanda Thomas, and Barbara Hamilton-Hinch. 2006. "Perspectives/Initiatives: Making Diversity Work: From Awareness to Institutional Change." Canadian Review of Social Policy/Revue Canadienne de Politique Sociale: 131-139.
    In today's climate of diversity & change, many organizations still struggle with questions of "how to make diversity work" & "how to make institutional change." While the business case for diversity & inclusion has been ...
  • Cultural Competency: An Individual or Institutional Responsibility? 

    Bernard, Wanda Thomas, and Jemell Moriah. 2007. "Cultural Competency: An Individual or Institutional Responsibility?." Canadian Social Work Review/Revue canadienne de service social 24(1): 81-92.
    Although people of African descent have been in Nova Scotia since the early 1600s, they still struggle for basic rights, including that of culturally sensitive services. It is argued that social workers should provide ...
  • Cancer care and use of complementary and alternative medicine and home remedies in Nova Scotia's black community 

    Maddalena, Victor, Wanda Thomas-Bernard, Josephine Etowa, Phyllis Marsh-Jarvis, et al. 2006. "Cancer care and use of complementary and alternative medicine and home remedies in Nova Scotia's black community." Journal of palliative care 22(3): 246-246.
    No abstract available.
  • Palliative care nursing: A guide to practice, 2nd edition 

    McEnhill, L., J. Keady, J. Keady, C. Clarke, et al. 2004. "Palliative care nursing: A guide to practice, 2nd edition." Health & Social Care in the Community 12(6): 537-538.
    No abstract available.
  • Social Service Sensitivity Training Program 

    Bernard, Wanda Thomas, and Gordon Thomas. 1991. "Social Service Sensitivity Training Program." Canadian Social Work Review/Revue canadienne de service social 8(2): 237-245.
    In Apr 1990, the Canadian Black Social Workers Assoc, based in Halifax, Nova Scotia, instituted a program to help sensitize nonblack practitioners to the special needs of black Nova Scotian clients. The objectives, methods, ...
  • "With God in our lives he gives us the strength to carry on" : African Nova Scotian women, spirituality, and racism-related stress 

    Beagan, Brenda Lorraine, Josephine Etowa, and Wanda Thomas Bernard. 2012. ""With God in our lives he gives us the strength to carry on" : African Nova Scotian women, spirituality, and racism-related stress." Mental Health, Religion & Culture 15(2): 103-120.
    This mixed-methods study explored the racism-related experiences of 50 mid-life African-heritage women living in Nova Scotia, Canada, along with their use of spirituality as a coping strategy for dealing with racism-related ...