July 2017

Reforming Refugee Healthcare in Canada: Exploring the Use of Policy Tools     

Refugee healthcare in Canada has been a controversial and heavily debated topic over the last several years. In this paper, the authors present a policy analysis of the 2012 Canadian ...

May 2017

Stepping Up to the Plate: An Agenda for Research and Policy Action on Electronic Medical Records in Canadian Primary Healthcare     

This paper offers a multi-faceted research agenda and suggestions for policy actions as a way forward in bridging the gaps in primary healthcare electronic medical record research and knowledge.

May 2017

Engaging Nursing Voice and Presence During the Federal Election Campaign 2015     

During the Canadian federal election in 2015 the authors conducted a systematic inquiry into the methods and messages developed by national nursing organizations to communicate their policy agendas and their ...

May 2017

Meeting the Privacy Requirements for the Development of a Multi-Centre Patient Registry in Canada: The Rick Hansen Spinal Cord Injury Registry         

This paper describes the strategy used to develop the national Rick Hansen Spinal Cord Injury Registry (RHSCIR) in accordance with privacy statutes and benchmarked against best practices.

March 2017

Family as a Social Determinant of Health: Implications for Governments and Institutions to Promote the Health and Well-Being of Families

The well-being of families is the cornerstone on which society rests; yet evidence is growing that families are facing significant challenges beyond their control that adversely impact their ability to ...

March 2017

Why do we need a National Seniors Strategy? Because it’s 2016

Five million Canadians over 65 now represent 16 per cent of our overall population, but that number is expected to double over the next two decades. Many experts also agree ...

March 2017

Gambling: A Unique Policy Challenge         

Gambling is addictive. As with drinking, gambling involvement occurs along a continuum from problem free, at one extreme, to very harmful at the other. Unique to gambling, however, is that ...

January 2017

Private Health Insurance: An International Overview and Considerations for Canada

In Chaoulli the Supreme Court narrowly struck down provisions under Quebec law that prohibited the purchase of private health insurance for government - insured physician and hospital services

January 2017

Healthcare - How We Live, Environment - Where We Live, and Economy - How We Make A Living

In earlier society we separated human health the economy and the environment into neat boxes each divorced from the other with separate ways of thinking communicating and funding their solutions

January 2017

Health Quality in Canada: a cup half full

We would expect Canada, as one of the wealthiest countries in the world, with per capita health expenditures among the highest of its peer countries, and cherishing a publicly funded ...


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