Thinking Women and Health Care Reform in Canada explores why health care is a woman's issue and seeks to address gender equity in health services. Written by members of Women and Health Care Reform (WHCR), this collection establishes the importance of including gender in discussions and decisions surrounding health sector reform.
In twelve concise chapters, Thinking Women and Health Care Reform in Canada addresses a wide range of issues, including obesity, maternity care, mental health of health care workers, and private health insurance. This thought-provoking collection is an essential read for students and researchers in the fields of women's studies, health sciences, sociology, and nursing, as well as for anyone who is looking for a new picture of health care in Canada.
Introduction – Pat ArmstrongChapter 1: Theory and Methods for Thinking Women – Beth Jackson Chapter 2: Primary Health Care for Women in Canada – Ann Pederson and Anna LiwanderChapter 3: Assembling the Evidence for Thinking Women – Beth Jackson, Ann Pederson, and Morgan SeeleyChapter 4: Maternity Care, Margaret Haworth-Brockman – Barbara Clow, and Rachel Rapaport BeckChapter 5: Women, Aging, and Residential Long-Term Care – Morgan SeeleyChapter 6: Caring at Home in Canada – Barbara Clow and Kristi KempChapter 7: Women’s Work in Health Care – Pat ArmstrongChapter 8: The Mental Health of Women Health Care Workers – Pat ArmstrongChapter 9: Woman-Defined Quality Care – Pat Armstrong, Madeline Boscoe, Barbara Clow, Karen R. Grant, Nancy Guberman, Beth Jackson, Ann Pederson, and Kay WillsonChapter 10: Women and Private Health Insurance – Alison Jenkins Jayman and Kay WillsonChapter 11: Overweight, Obesity, and Health Care – Karen R. GrantChapter 12: An Unfinished Revolution – Pat ArmstrongAppendix: The Charlottetown Declaration on the Right to CareIndex
Pat Armstrong is a Distinguished Research Professor of Sociology at York University and a Fellow of the Royal Society of Canada. She is the author of numerous books and articles in health and gender and has held a Canada Health Services Research Foundation/Canadian Institute of Health Research Chair in Health Services.
Ann Pederson is the Director of Population Health Promotion at BC Women’s Hospital and Health Centre. She worked for over 17 years at the British Columbia Centre of Excellence for Women’s Health and is currently completing a doctorate at the University of British Columbia in sex, gender, and health promotion.
"The topics are timely…The manuscript's strength is in its thoughtful and careful analysis of the topics it covers. It would seem this strength is derived from the authors' many years of experience engaged in health care activism, in thinking and in writing about these topics."
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