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Shahs Public Health and Preventive Health Care in Canada

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ISBN: 9781771721813

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Shah's Public Health and Preventive Health Care in Canada , 6th Edition

By Dr.Bonnie Fournier, RN, MSc, PhD and Dr. Fareen Karachiwalla, MD MPH CCFP FRCPC

496 pages
Trim Size 7 1/2 X 9 1/4 in
Copyright 2021
$118.99, Paperback, Reference

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Work more effectively with a complete understanding of Canadian public health! Shah’s Public Health and Preventive Health Care in Canada, Sixth Edition examines health care policy in Canada and the issues and trends faced by today’s health care professionals. It puts health promotion and prevention models into a historical perspective, with discussions including the evolution of national health insurance, determinants of health and disease, and approaches to achieving health for all. Written by educators Bonnie Fournier and Fareen Karachiwalla, and based on the work of noted author Dr. Chandrakant Shah, this text provides an excellent foundation in Canadian public health for nurses and other health care professionals.

Key Features

  • Quintessentially Canadian content is designed especially for Canadian nursing and health care professionals.
  • Comprehensive coverage includes in-depth, current information on public health and preventive care topics.
  • End-of-chapter summaries reinforce your understanding of key health care concepts.
  • End-of-chapter references provide recommendations for further reading and research.

New to this Edition

  • NEW! Full-colour design enhances illustrations and improves readability to better illustrate complex concepts.
  • NEW! Indigenous Health chapter.
  • NEW! Groups Experiencing Health Inequities chapter.
  • NEW! Pan-Canadian focus uses a community health perspective, discussing the social determinants of health, health equity, and health promotion in each chapter.
  • NEW! Learning tools include chapter outlines and learning objectives, key terms, practical exercises, critical thinking questions, and summary boxes such as Case Study, Research Perspective, In the News, Interprofessional Practice, Clinical Example, Real World Example, and Evidence-Informed Practice, plus key websites.
  • NEW! Evolve companion website.
  • NEW! Emerging infectious diseases (EID) and COVID-19 discussion and exercises on Evolve, offer insight into current and developing challenges facing public health.

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Author Information

By Dr.Bonnie Fournier, RN, MSc, PhD , Associate Professor School of Nursing Thompson Rivers University Kamloops, British Columbia and Dr. Fareen Karachiwalla, MD MPH CCFP FRCPC, Associate Medical Officer of Health York Region Public Health Newmarket, Ontario; Adjunct Assistant Professor School of Medicine Queen’s University Kingston, Ontario; Adjunct Lecturer Clinical Public Health Division Dalla Lana School of Public Health University of Toronto Toronto, Ontario

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