Aboriginal Health in Canada: Historical, Cultural, and Epidemiological Perspectives / Edition 2

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Overview

Aboriginal Health in Canada discusses the complex web of physiological, psychological, spiritual, historical, sociological, cultural, economic, and environmental factors that contribute to health and disease patterns among the Aboriginal peoples of Canada.
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In light of numerous studies demonstrating the poor health status of Aboriginal peoples relative to the Canadian population in general, the authors examine the complex web of physiological, psychological, spiritual, historical, sociological, cultural, economic, and environmental factors that contribute to health and disease patterns among the Aboriginal peoples. An overview of Aboriginal peoples in Canada provides a general background for non-specialists. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780802085795
  • Publisher: University of Toronto Press, Scholarly Publishing Division
  • Publication date: 8/28/2006
  • Edition description: 2nd Edition
  • Edition number: 2
  • Pages: 352
  • Product dimensions: 6.01 (w) x 9.01 (h) x 0.95 (d)

Meet the Author

James B. Waldram is a medical anthropologist at the University of Saskatchewan. He is the author of many articles and books, including Aboriginal Health in Canada: Historical, Cultural and Epidemiological Perspectives, with D. Ann Herring and T. Kue Young, 1995.

D. Ann Herring is an associate professor, Department of Anthropology, McMaster University.

T. Kue Young is the TransCanada Chair in Aboriginal Health in the Dalla Lana School of Public Health at the University of Toronto.

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Table of Contents

1 An overview of the aboriginal peoples of Canada 3
2 Health and disease prior of European contact 24
3 Contact and disease 48
4 Aboriginal peoples and the health transition 73
5 Medical traditions in aboriginal cultures 126
6 Traders, whalers, missionaries, and medical aid 153
7 The emergence of government health services 173
8 The organization and utilization of contemporary health services 210
9 Aboriginal healing in the contemporary context 236
10 Self-determination and health care 262
11 Conclusion 289
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