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Health and Health Care Delivery in Canada, 2nd Edition


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No health care professional in Canada should be without a clear understanding of the Canadian health care system! Health and Health Care Delivery in Canada, 2nd Edition explores the nation’s basic 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. Written by experienced educator and nurse practitioner, Valerie Thompson, this textbook is ideal for all students beginning a career in health care.

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New to This Edition

    • NEW! Coverage of issues and trends includes expanded information on mental health issues, aboriginal health, privatization, use of electronic health records, and interprofessional health care practice.

Key Features

    • Clear, easy-to-understand approach to health care in Canada begins with an overview of health, wellness, and illness and proceeds through the fundamentals of the Canadian health care system, such as population health, ethical and legal issues, health care funding and principles, practice settings, and changing trends. 
    • Learning Outcomes outline the knowledge that you should gain in each chapter.
    • Key Terms open each chapter and include page references for definitions. 
    • Student-friendly learning aids include summary tables and boxes, photographs, figures, and illustrations.
    • Review questions at the end of every chapter test your comprehension of the material.
    • Case examples provide real-world scenarios related to the chapter content.
    • In The News boxes highlight landmark case law, research developments, emerging health issues, and ethical challenges.
    • Thinking It Through questions ask you to critically consider key aspects of health and health care delivery.

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Author Information

    By Valerie D. Thompson, RN, PHC, NP , Conestoga Institute of Technology and Advanced Learning

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Health and Health Care Delivery in Canada, 2nd Edition
  • Paperback
  • Reference
  • 456 Pages
  • Trim Size: 7 1/2 X 9 1/4 in
  • Imprint: Mosby Canada
  • ISBN: 978-1-927406-31-1
  • Copyright: 2016