Canadian scholars
Engaging ideas, transforming minds
Engaging ideas, transforming minds
2018 underserved cvr
Approx. 330 pages
6.75 x 9.75 inches
October 2018
Print ISBN: 9781773380582
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Overview

In this edited collection, academics, heath care professionals, and policy-makers examine the historical, political, and social factors that influence the health and health care of Indigenous, inner-city, and migrant populations in Canada. This crucial text broadens traditional determinants of health—social, economic, environmental, and behavioural elements—to include factors like family and community, government policies, mental health and addiction, disease, homelessness and housing, racism, youth, and LGBTQ that heavily influence these under-served populations. With contributions from leading scholars including Dennis Raphael, this book addresses the need for systemic change both in and outside of the Canadian health care system and will engage students in health studies, nursing, and social work in crucial topics like health promotion, social inequality, and community health.


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Table of Contents

Introduction

Section I: Introducing Under-Served Populations and their Determinants of Health

Chapter 1: Deconstructing the Concept of Special Populations for Health Care, Research, and Policy - Thomas Piggott and Aaron Orkin
Chapter 2: The Social Determinants of Health of Under-Served Populations in Canada - Dennis Raphael

Section II: Indigenous Populations

Section Introduction - Karen Hill
Chapter 3: Intergenerational Trauma Yesterday, Concerns for Aboriginal Health Today - Bonnie M. Freeman
Chapter 4: Cultural Safety in Indigenous Health Care in Canada: How Racism Affects the Health of the Indigenous Patient - Paul Tomascik, Thomas Dignan, and Barry Lavallée
Chapter 5: Health and Health Service needs in Urban Aboriginal Communities - Piotr Wilk and Martin Cooke
Chapter 6: Health for Canadian Indigenous Children - Anna Banerji
Chapter 7: Exploring the development of a health care model based on Inuit wellness concepts as part of self-determination and improving wellness in Northern communities - Gwen K. Healey
Chapter 8: Fostering Resilience - Bonnie M. Freeman

Section III: Inner City and Other Special Populations

Section Introduction – S. Luckett Gatopolous
Chapter 9: Historical Roots - Why In a time of Unprecedented Wealth and Health Do We Have Homelessness and Ill Health? & Case Study: Paul - Joe Mancini
Chapter 10: Poverty, Homelessness and Ill health & Case Study: Jerry - Abe Oudshoorn
Chapter 11: The Forgotten Victims: Impact of Parental Incarceration on the Psychological Health of the Innocent Children Left Behind - Jessica Reid
Chapter 12: Approaching Health Illness and Marginalization of People with Injection Substance Abuse and Addictions - Sharon Koivu
Chapter 13: Pathways to Health Equity for LGBTQ Populations - Nathan Lachowsky, Jacqueline Gahagan, and Kelly Anderson
Chapter 14: ‘Prescribing Income’: A multi-level Approach to Treating Social Disease for Health Providers - Ritika Goel and Gary Bloch
Chapter 15: Models of Primary Care Delivery for Under-served Populations in Inner City Settings - Dale Guenter, Abe Oudshoorn & Joe Mancini

Section IV: Refugee and Migrant Populations

Section Introduction - Shpresa Aliu-Berisha
Chapter 16: Social Determinants of Refugee Health - Michaela Hynie
Chapter 17: Health Issues in Refugee Populations - Meb Rashid Vanessa Redditt Andrea Hunter Kevin Pottie
Chapter 18: Mental Health of Detained Migrants- Hanna Gros
Chapter 19: Migrant Farm Worker Health Care: Unique Strategies for a Unique Population - Janet McLaughlin and Michelle Tew

Section V: Research

Chapter 20: Indigenous Health Research: Lessons from Work in the Arctic - Gwen K. Healey
Chapter 21: Overcoming Challenges of Conducting Longitudinal Research in Stigmatized Urban Neighbourhoods - Biljana Vasilevska, Angela Di Nello, Erin Bryce, and James R. Dunn
Chapter 22: Considerations for the Conduct of Health Research with Refugees - Patricia Gabriel
Chapter 23: Engaging Communities to Identify Needs and Develop Solutions: Participatory Research Incorporates Community Voice in all Aspects of Health Research Decision-Making - Jon Salsberg, Soultana Macridis, Treena Delormier, Richard Hovey, Neil Andersson, Alex M. McComber, and Ann C. Macaulay

Section VI: Making Change - Education, Advocacy, and System Change

Chapter 24: Educating Health Professionals to Care for Vulnerable and Marginal Populations - Lesley Cooper, Neil Arya, Mona Negoita and Ngan Pham & Case Study: Service Education and Student-Run Clinics - Neil Arya
Chapter 25: Thinking Upstream: A Vision for A Healthy Society - Ryan Meili & Thomas Piggott
Chapter 26: Health System Reform to Promote Equity and Improve the Health of Marginalized Populations - Anne Andermann
Chapter 27: From the Clinics to the Streets: The Fight Against Refugee Health Cuts in Canada - Philip Berger, Meb Rashid, Alexander Caudarella, Andrea Evans and Chris Holcroft
Chapter 28: The Ws of Successful Advocacy for the Under-served: Lessons from Days of Action for Refugee Health - Neil Arya

Conclusion

Akshaya Neil Arya

Akshaya Neil Arya is an Assistant Clinical Professor in Family Medicine at McMaster University and Adjunct Professor in Environment and Resource Studies at the University of Waterloo.


Thomas Piggott

Thomas Piggott is currently pursuing specialty training in Public Health and Preventive Medicine at McMaster University and an MSc at the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine.


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