Designed to make the subject of health policy accessible to students, this revised and updated text introduces the recent key developments in health policy in Canada, the United States, the United Kingdom, and elsewhere. Well-researched and accessible, its twelve chapters guide readers through the various models of policy development and implementation using case studies of actual policies and offering questions that spark critical thinking.
Focusing on the organization of health care delivery in Canada, the impact of economic globalization on health policy, and the impact of the market on health policy, Toba Bryant has developed the perfect classroom resource for students. With new sections on wait times, health funding cutbacks, and the Liberal Party’s new health accord, Health Policy in Canada offers content applicable to a range of health sectors, including nursing, health sciences, medicine, and social work.
includes critical-thinking questions, suggested online resources, and a recommended readings list for each chapter
contains new chapter-end glossaries of key terms
considers social equity and determinants of health in addition to health care
offers content applicable to a variety of disciplines, including nursing, health sciences, medicine, and social work
Chapter 1: Introducing Health Policy and Policy Studies
Chapter 2: Ways of Knowing: Health Policy and Health Studies
Chapter 3: Theories of Public Policy
Chapter 4: Understanding Policy Change
Chapter 5: Influences on Public Policy
Chapter 6: Overview of the Canadian Health Care System
Chapter 7: Health Care Reform in Canada
Chapter 8: Markets and Health Policy
Chapter 9: Health Policy in Broader Perspective: Welfare States and Public Policy
Chapter 10: Canadian Federalism, the Canadian Social Union, and Health Policy
Chapter 11: Globalization and Free Trade
Chapter 12: The Future of Health Policy in Canada
Toba Bryant is an Associate Professor in the Faculty of Health Sciences at Ontario Tech University, whose topics of interest include health and social policy, globalization, the health of Canadians, social determinants of health, and urban health.
“The strengths of the book are its targeting of a Canadian health care policy audience and its emphasis on using case studies of actual policies to illustrate the various theoretical perspectives. The focus on the relationship between health and social welfare is also a strength.” — Paula Goering, Section Head, Centre for Addiction and Mental Health
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