Health and Canadian Society: Sociological Perspectives

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David Coburn, Carl D'Arcy, George Murray Torrance
University of Toronto Press, 1998 - Health & Fitness - 638 pages
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Health and Canadian Society provides a comprehensive overview of the relationship between health, health care, and Canadian society. It is a wide-ranging volume that moves from personal and micro concerns to a more macro and institutional focus. It includes chapters of a descriptive nature and others with a more explanatory intent. They have been selected from the major journals or have been expressly written for this book. Ninety-five percent of the contributions are new to this edition. The chapters and the studies reported on are methodologically diverse, ranging from ethnographic studies to statistical analyses of data from large national surveys. Though the chapters are written by anthropologists, economists, historians, political scientists, and physicians, as well as sociologists, they all have a sociological "turn."
Recognized as the standard textbook on the sociology of health in Canada, Health and Canadian Society is an essential reference for sociologists, health care providers, health administrators, and policy planners.
  

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Contents

Health Status and Health Care Costs
23
CARL DARCY
43
Social Factors in Health and Illness
69
RUSSELL WILKINS AND GREGORY J SHERMAN
102
T KUE YOUNG
110
Health Interpreters on DecisionMaking
131
SAM MIGLIORE
147
and Restructuring of Life
163
State Authority Medical Dominance and Trends in
332
Toward a Conceptual Understanding of
347
Professional Ideology in Canadian Pharmacy
379
Public
399
Hospitals
417
Hospitals as Health Factories
438
The Health Care System
456
Too Close for Comfort
485

Cultural Constructions of Menopausal
187
Role Strains and Tranquillizer
201
An Update
214
Assessing Exposure and Vulnerability
238
The Impact of Working Conditions Social Roles and Personal
261
Exploring the Correlates of SelfProvided Health Care Behaviour
278
A TwelveYear Study
295
Health Care Providers or Caring
308
Society Health and Health Care
531
Producing Health Consuming Health Care
549
Family Policy and Health
580
The Politics
597
The Sociology of Health in Canada
619
About the Authors
635
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David Coburn is Professor of Public Health Sciences at the University of Toronto.

Carl D'Arcy is Director of Applied Research/Psychiatry at the University of Saskatchewan.

CARL D'ARCY is Director of Applied Research/Psychiatry at the University of Saskatchewan. DAVID COBURN is Professor of Public Health Sciences at the University of Toronto. GEORGE M. TORRANCE is a consultant in social epidemiology and health services in Ottawa and Adjunct Research Professor of Sociology at Carleton University

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