Health and Canadian Society: Sociological Perspectives

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University of Toronto Press, Jan 1, 1998 - Social Science - 638 pages

Health and Canadian Society provides a comprehensive overview of social and political issues in health and health care in Canada. This third edition features contributions not only from sociologists but also from researchers and practitioners in disciplines ranging from history to medicine. Ninety-five per cent of the contributions are new to this edition. 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, and health administrators.

 

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Contents

Health Status and Health Care Costs
23
Health Status of Canadians
43
Social Factors in Health and Illness
69
Low Income and Child Health in Canada
102
Are Subarctic Indians Undergoing the Epidemiologic Transition?
110
The Impact of Aboriginal
131
Punctuality Pain and TimeOrientation among SicilianCanadians
147
Ethnicity Ideology
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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About the author (1998)

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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