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Health Matters

Evidence, Critical Social Science, and Health Care in Canada

Edited by: Eric Mykhalovskiy, Jacqueline Choiniere, Pat Armstrong and Hugh Armstrong

This book calls into question the complexity of social, political, cultural, and technological aspects of the health care system. It explores how critical social science research can be put into action to improve health care in Canada.

Author Information

MykhalovskiyEric :

Eric Mykhalovskiy is a professor in the Department of Sociology at York University.

Jacqueline Choiniere is an associate professor with the School of Nursing in the Faculty of Health at York University..

Pat Armstrong is a Distinguished Research Professor of Sociology, Fellow of the Royal Society of Canada, and a professor in the Department of Sociology at York University..
ArmstrongHugh :

Hugh Armstrong is a Distinguished Research Professor and professor emeritus of Social Work, Political Economy, and Sociology at Carleton University.


William Magee, Department of Sociology, University of Toronto:

"Health Matters offers a number of timely, interesting, and useful critiques of trends in clinical practice, research, and management practices."

Marie Campbell, Professor Emerita, Faculty of Human and Social Development, University of Victoria:

"Offering a refreshing analytic awareness of the constitutive ‘neoliberal’ effect on health care, Health Matters not only challenges the status quo, but is inspirational of social change; it reveals the systemic problems. Health Matters focuses on demonstrating how critical health research fills specific lacunae in contemporary health knowledge, thereby offering new and needed insights and inspiration for efforts to change the organization of Canadian health care, making it a serious advance in state-of-the-art research."

Audience: College/higher education;Professional and scholarly;