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About Canada: Health & Illness
     

About Canada: Health & Illness

by Dennis Raphael, Vivek Chibber, Leo Panitch
 

ISBN-10: 1552663752

ISBN-13: 9781552663752

Pub. Date: 02/01/2011

Publisher: Fernwood Publishing


Most Canadians believe that their health is shaped by luck, genetics, lifestyle choices, and treatment options—and government agencies, public health units, and disease associations all reinforce this perception. This study, however, tells a different story, arguing that it is the social determinants of health, as imposed by the financial markets, that

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Most Canadians believe that their health is shaped by luck, genetics, lifestyle choices, and treatment options—and government agencies, public health units, and disease associations all reinforce this perception. This study, however, tells a different story, arguing that it is the social determinants of health, as imposed by the financial markets, that dictate the health of Canadians today. Showing that health care can be greatly improved with simple changes to social policy, the discussion describes the impact of food, housing, employment, education, and social services on the nation's health.

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ISBN-13:
9781552663752
Publisher:
Fernwood Publishing
Publication date:
02/01/2011
Pages:
170
Product dimensions:
4.90(w) x 6.90(h) x 0.40(d)

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