Health Care

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Connexions Library

Alternative Press Annual 1984, The
Case, Patricia (ed)
Book
The American Class System
Kalra, Paul
Book
1998
Canada's Great Divide: The politics of the growing gap between rich and poor in the 1990s
Yalnizyan, Armine
Book
2000
Over the course of the 1990s, Canada's growing gap has become a slippery slope for a growing number of middle income familes sliding towards the bottom of the income ladder.
Challenging McWorld
Clarke, Tony; Dopp, Sarah
Book
2001
Connexions Annual 1989: A Social Change Sourcebook: Information and ideas about social and environmental alternatives
Diemer, Ulli (ed.)
Book
1989
The Connexions Annual is simultaneously a reference book and an introduction to the world of social and environmental alternatives.
Connexions Annual 1994: A Sourcebook of Social and Environmental Alternatives
Diemer, Ulli (ed.)
Serial Publication (Periodical)
1994
Simultaneously a reference book and an introduction to the world of social and environmental alternatives. The bulk of the Annual is devoted to listings of grassroots groups. It also contains a series...
Connexions Annual Resource and Reading List
Article
1989
A short and selective list of resources on issues addressed in the Connexions Annual, such as environment, education, peace, interntional development, women's issues, urban issues, housing, human rig...
Connexions Library: Health Focus
Website
Selected articles, books, websites and other resources on health.
A Decade of Gulf War Illness: Against The Current vol. 91
Ensign, Tod
Article
2001
The demon is back: Ten years after the U.S. air war began over Kuwait and Iraq on January 17, 1991, tens of thousands of sick Gulf War vets await treatment and/or compensation for chronic health probl...
Democracy for the Few
Parenti, Michael
Book
1988
How does the U.S. political system work and for what purpose? What are the major forces shaping political life and how do they operate? Who governs in the United States? Who gets what, when, how, and ...
From Gaza, with Love
El-Farra, Dr. Mona
Website
2006
A blog by Dr. Mona El-Farra, about women, health, children and human rights in Occupied Palestine.
From Policy to Practice: The Future of the Bangladesh National Drug Policy
Chetley, Andrew
Book
1992
In 1982, Bangladesh became the first country to introduce a National Drug Policy based on such conceptions as primary health care and the need for essential drugs. Ten years later, it had one of the ...
Get a Life!: How to make a good buck dance around the dinosaurs and save the world while you're at it
Roberts, Wayne; Brandum, Susan
Book
1995
Simultaneoulsy a textbook on new careers and lifestyles for aspiring entrepreneurs and a strategy for social, economic and environmental renewal.
Health Care Around the World
Shah, Anup
Article
2009
Overview of the various ways health services are provided around the world, as well as accompanying issues and challenges. Topics include health as a human right, universal health care, and primary he...
The Health Care Crisis and Kerry-Bush: Against The Current vol. 111
Fisk, Milton
Article
2004
A permanent crisis has plagued American health care since 1981. It began with Ronald Reagan, whose tax cuts led to cuts in Medicaid as well as more stringent eligibility rules. The crisis has contin...
Health Hazard: New Internationalist January/February 2001
Serial Publication (Periodical)
2001
A look into the history of public health and the challenges it is facing.
HealthSources.ca
Website
A web portal featuring information and resources about health, with articles, documents, books, websites, and experts and spokespersons. The home page features a selection of recent and important arti...
Healthy Change: Towards Equality in Health
Hogg, Christine
Book
1991
Inequalities in the length of life lived and the extent of disease as experienced by different social classes speaks to the more general inequalities of Western civilisation. GPs, hospitals and local...
Homelessness, Health Care and Welfare Provision
Fisher, Kevin & Collins, John (eds)
Book
Drawing on their extensive background in working with the homeless in East London, the editors look at the subject from different perspectives. There are chapters on mental heath, substance abuse, yo...
How People Get Power: Organizing Oppressed Communities for Action
Kahn, Si
Book
1970
A book about community organizing, written for organizers.
Keeping the Rabble in Line
Chomsky, Noam; Barsamian, David
Book
1994
Interviews with Noam Chomsky covering issues such as free trade, health care, global warming, the nature of corporations, human rights, and democracy.
Lean & Mean Health Care
Chern, Greg
Article
2014
Chern examines the Affordable Care Act from the perspective of being an industry and how this will regulate, standardize, and consolidate the healthcare system.
The Massachusetts Plan: "Universal Coverage"?: Against The Current vol. 124
Cohen, David; Atkins, Judy
Article
2006
On April 12, 2006 Massachusetts Governor Mitt Romney signed legislation that is being touted nationally as the model for providing health care for all people. The goal of the legislation is to provide...
Out of Africa: A Migrant's Story: New Internationalist June 2005 - #379
Serial Publication (Periodical)
2005
An issue on the story of a nurse's return back to Kenya and the reason why she has worked so far away from home. Also, a discussion on a widespread crisis in international healthcare and the human co...
Pensions Under Attack: What's behind the push to privatize public pensions
Townson, Monica
Book
2001
Townson discusses the forces behind the drive to privatize public pensions and its impact on the financial security of seniors. In doing so, she traces a history from Pinochet's Chile to Thatcher's Gr...
A Picture of Health: Broadcasting The Health Care Blues
Film/Video
This program describes the fight of front line workers in the health system for quality health care services and the right to care.
The Political Economy of Health
Doyal, Lesley
Book
1979
Privatization by Stealth: Canadian Health Care in Crisis: Against The Current vol. 85
Fisk, Milton
Article
2000
The recent growth of obstacles to getting health care here in the United States has led to a renewed interest in Canada's system of universal access, called Medicare. Premium inflation has accelerated...
Red Bologna
Jaggi, Max
Book
1977
Examines the Communist administration of the city of Bologna.
Safety Last: The Failure of the Consumer Health Protection System in Canada
Regush, Nicholas
Book
1993
Regush investigates how new medical devices and drugs are tested. He argues that the health protection bureaucracy is doing shoddy work, caving in to pressure from pharmaceutical corporations instead ...
Secrets, Lies and Democracy
Chomsky, Noam
Book
1994
Noam Chomsky interviewed by David Barsamian. ...
Social Determinants of Health: Canadian Perspectives
Raphael, Dennis (ed.)
Book
2004
The social determinants of health are summarized and analyzed by over 30 medical and social academics.
Take Care: Warning Signals for Canada's Health System
Armstrong, Hugh, Armstrong, Pat, Choiniere, Jacqueline, Feldberg, Gina, White, Jerry
Book
1994
"Examines the modern Canadian health care system and exposes the impact of neo-conservative and market-oriented policies, showing the effect these have on patients and caregivers, particularly women. ...
Ten Health Care Myths
Diemer, Ulli
Article
1995
Medicare's opponents have launched a sustained ideological attack on medicare. Their propaganda relies on myths and misrepresentations.
VA Care is for Data
Lin, Htun
Article
2014
Data production takes priority over concrete patient care itself in the new healthcare assembly line, as evidenced in the Veteran's Administration scandal.
The Venezuelan Revolution: New Internationalist June 2006
Serial Publication (Periodical)
2006
A look inside the Venezuelan Revolution and facts and history of the country.
The Waiting Room
Nicks, Peter
Film/Video
2012
The film watches a Californian hospital for a full day, observing what patients and staff go through as they deal with the over-crowded, under-funded US health care system.
Whose Health Care?: Challenging the Corporate Struggle to Rule Our System
Gindin, Sam; Armstrong, Hugh; Armstrong, Pat, Leys, Colin; et. al.
Article
2005

Connexions Directory of Groups & Websites

HealthWatcher.net Consumer Health Watchdog
Web site which seek to expose quackery and bogus practices in health care, including cancer quackery and diet scams.
Physicians for Human Rights - Israel
Physicians For Human Rights-Israel was founded with the goal of struggling for human rights, in particular the right to health, in Israel and the Occupied Territories. Human dignity, wellness of mind ...

Sources Experts & Spokespersons

Canadian College of Naturopathic Medicine
Offers a four-year, full-time professional program in naturopathic medicine. CCNM educates, develops and trains naturopathic doctors (NDs) through excellence in health education, clinical services and research that integrate mind,...
The Cochrane Collaboration/The Cochrane Library
The Cochrane Collaboration is an international not-for-profit and independent organization dedicated to making up-to-date, accurate information about the effects of health care readily available worldwide. It produces and dissemin...
College of Nurses of Ontario
The College is the governing body for 160,000 Registered Nurses, Registered Practical Nurses and Nurse Practitioners. The College regulates nursing in the public interest and sets requirements to enter the profession, establishes ...
College of Respiratory Therapists of Ontario
The College of Respiratory Therapists is the regulatory body for the profession of Respiratory Therapy in Ontario. Our mission is to protect the public interest, and improve their health and well-being by setting entry to practice...
Ontario Association of Medical Radiation Sciences
OAMRS is the authoritative provincial voice and resource for the professionals of Medical Radiation Sciences. Medical Radiation Practitioners are highly skilled healthcare professionals who administer ionizing radiation, ultrasoun...
Ontario Nurses' Association
The Ontario Nurses' Association (ONA) is the union representing 60,000 registered nurses and allied health professionals and more than 14,000 nursing student affiliates providing care in hospitals, long-term care facilities, publi...
World Health Organization
WHO is the directing and coordinating authority for health within the United Nations system. It is responsible for providing leadership on global health matters, shaping the health research agenda, setting norms and standards, art...

Sources Library

Health & Safety Topic Index in Sources Directory of Experts
Spokespersons, Experts, and Resources
A subject guide to experts and spokespersons on topics related to health and safety in the Sources directory for the media.
Health care
Sources Select Resources Encyclopedia
Health care or healthcare is the treatment and prevention of illness.
Health Care Politics Economics Topic Index in Sources Directory of Experts
Spokespersons, Experts, and Resources
A subject guide to experts and spokespersons on topics related to health care politics and economics in the Sources directory for the media.
Healthcare inequality
Sources Select Resources Encyclopedia
Healthcare inequality (also called health disparities in some countries) refers to the disparities in the access to adequate healthcare between different gender, race, and socioeconomic groups.
Medical Crisis
Secrets Your Doctor Won't Share With You
Martin. Dr. Anthony W.
Social determinants of health
Sources Select Resources Encyclopedia
Social determinants of health are the economic and social conditions under which people live which determine their health.
Sources Select Health Experts
Health experts available to take media calls about their area of expertise.
Sources Select Health Practitioners
Health Practitioners available to take media calls about their area of expertise.

From the Connexions Archives

Dr. med. Mabuse
Zeitschrift im Gesundheitswesen
Serial Publication (Periodical)
Die Bucher des Mabuse-Verlags und unsere Zeitschrift, Dr. med. Mabuse, sind einer sozialen und humanen Medizin und Pflege verpflichtet und wenden sich nicht nur an Fachkrafte im Gesundheitswesen, sond...
HealthWatcher.net Consumer Health Watchdog
Website
Web site which seek to expose quackeryand bogus practices in health care, including cancer quackery and diet scams.
Quackwatch
Website
Purpose is to combat health-related frauds, myths, fads, and fallacies. Its primary focus is on quackery-related information that is difficult or impossible to get elsewhere. Includes links to other i...