Health and Health Care Delivery in Canada - 1st Edition

Health and Health Care Delivery in Canada

1st Edition

Authors: Valerie Thompson
Imprint: Mosby Canada


This all-new Canadian textbook answers a growing need in Canadian health care instruction. Written by a very experienced educator in the health care arena, Health and Health Care Delivery in Canada examines the concepts of health, wellness, and illness, and the role that each individual plays in his or her own health care. It also covers population health, the determinants of health, the structure of Canada’s health care system and its main players, and issues and trends facing health care in our country. Clearly written and full of great features designed to engage the student, this is the perfect textbook to teach allied health students about the Canadian health care system.

"I had the opportunity to review the new text Health and Health Care Delivery in Canada and I feel it is a perfect fit for our course MRT 1250 Health Care Systems in Canada in the Medical Radiation Technology program in the second semester."

- Brenda Cliff, Medical Radiation Technology professor, Cambrian College, Sudbury, Ontario

Key Features

  • Student-Friendly Approach and Design: Presents core content in a manageable and compelling manner
  • Outstanding Pedagogical Tools: including tables, photos, illustrations, figures, learning outcomes and key terms in an appealing design to help engage the student
  • A variety of Boxes highlight key topics, emphasize real-life issues, provide insight into specific trends, and enhance student learning – these include In the News, Thinking It Through, and Case Examples.

Table of Contents

Chapter 1 Health and the Individual
Chapter 2 Population Health: Introduction and Principles
Chapter 3 The History of Health Care in Canada
Chapter 4 The Federal Government’s Role in Health Care
Chapter 5 Provincial and Territorial Governments
Chapter 6 The Dollars and "Sense" of Health Care Funding
Chapter 7 Practitioners and Practice Settings
Chapter 8 The Law and Health Care
Chapter 9 Ethics and Health Care
Chapter 10 Current Issues and Future Trends in Health Care in Canada


Appendix: Declaration of Alma-Ata: International Conference on Primary Health Care, Alma-Ata, USSR, 6-12 September 1978



Mosby Canada
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About the Author

Valerie Thompson

Affiliations and Expertise

Conestoga Institute of Technology and Advanced Learning