Health and Health Care Delivery in Canada, 3rd Edition
Prepare for a career in Canadian health care with the only text of its kind! Written in a manageable, student-friendly style, Health and Health Care Delivery in Canada, 3rd Edition makes it easy to understand the nation’s approach to health, wellness, and illness. Set entirely within a Canadian context, this text includes coverage of individual and population health, the role of federal agencies and provincial governments, health care funding, and current issues and future trends in health care. This new edition includes updated coverage on mental health care, Indigenous Peoples, palliative and end-of-life care (including MAID), the legalization of marihuana, and the COVID-19 pandemic (on Evolve). With enhanced online resources and updated review questions, it’s ideal for all Canadian students considering a career in health care!
- Case examples provide real-world scenarios related to the chapter content.
- Thinking It Through questions ask you to critically consider key aspects of health and health care delivery.
- Review questions at the end of every chapter test your comprehension of the material.
- Chapter Summaries at the end of each chapter cover the main topics and their key takeaways.
- Key Terms open each chapter and include page references for definitions.
- NEW! Expanded and updated coverage on legislative and health care changes regarding mental health care, Indigenous Peoples, palliative and end-of-life care (including MAID), the legalization of marihuana, and the COVID-19 pandemic (on Evolve).
- NEW! Discussions about topical issues include the introduction of alternative and complementary health services in Canada, emergency preparedness, and e-mental health.
- NEW! Completely updated content in Think It Through and Case Example feature boxes.
- NEW! Improved organization of content introduces the role and responsibilities of federal, provincial, and territorial governments, as well as those of agencies and practitioners earlier in the text.
- NEW! Did You Know? boxes present real-life situations exemplifying content presented in the chapters.
- NEW! Enhanced Evolve site including new TEACH lesson plans, updated and expanded Discussion Questions, Review Questions, and an introduction to the COVID-19 pandemic.
1. The History of Health Care in Canada
2. The Role of Health Canada and Other Federal and International Health Agencies
3. The Role of Provincial and Territorial Governments in Health Care
4. The Dollars and ‘Sense’ of Health Care Funding
5. Practitioners and Workplace Settings
6. The Essentials of Population Health in Canada
7. Health and the Individual
8. The Law and Health Care
9. Ethics and Health Care
10. Current Issues and Future Trends in Health Care in Canada
Appendix: Declaration of Alma-Ata: International Conference on Primary Health Care, 6-12 September 1978
Valerie D. Thompson, RN, PHC, NP, Conestoga Institute of Technology and Advanced Learning