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The Privatization Of Care by Patricia Armstrong

Title The Privatization of Care
Author Patricia Armstrong
Publisher Routledge
Release Date 2019-10-11
Category Social Science
Total Pages 250
ISBN 9781000650600
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Nursing homes are where some of the most vulnerable live and work. In too many homes, the conditions of work make it difficult to make care as good as it can be. For the last eight years an international team from Germany, Sweden, Norway, the UK, the US and Canada have been searching for promising practices that treat residents, families and staff with dignity and respect in ways that can also bring joy. While we did find ideas worth sharing, we also saw a disturbing trend toward privatization. Privatization is the process of moving away not only from public delivery and public payment for health services but also from a commitment to shared responsibility, democratic decision-making, and the idea that the public sector operates according to a logic of service to all. This book documents moves toward privatization in the six countries and their consequences for families, staff, residents, and, eventually, us all. None of the countries has escaped pressure from powerful forces in and outside government pushing for privatization in all its forms. However, the wide variations in the extent and nature of privatization indicate privatization is not inevitable and our research shows there are alternatives.

Privatization And Health Care by Vera Ingrid Tarman

Title Privatization and Health Care
Author Vera Ingrid Tarman
Publisher University of Toronto PressHigher education
Release Date 1990
Category Social Science
Total Pages 127
ISBN 0920059538
Language English, Spanish, and French
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The surge of privatization in Canada threatens the social security network that has been carefully built over the years. People are asking, "What will this mean for 'human' services in the future? Will the same service be forthcoming under privatized health care as that to which we have become accustomed under a publicly owned system?" These are some of the questions that Vera Ingrid Tarman examines in this timely new book. After carefully laying out the boundaries and the theoretical issues surrounding the private versus public debate, she then uses nursing homes in Ontario as a case study to illustrate the impact of privatization. A careful reading of this book will help us to understand what some of our most cherished institutions will look like under a profit oriented private system.

Bad Medicine by Jim Grieshaber-Otto

Title Bad Medicine
Author Jim Grieshaber-Otto
Publisher Canadian Centre Policy Alternatives
Release Date 2004
Category Canada
Total Pages 192
ISBN 9780886274023
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Unmanageable Care by Jessica M. Mulligan

Title Unmanageable Care
Author Jessica M. Mulligan
Publisher NYU Press
Release Date 2014-08-08
Category Business & Economics
Total Pages 320
ISBN 9780814770313
Language English, Spanish, and French
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In Unmanageable Care, anthropologist Jessica M. Mulligan goes to work at an HMO and records what it’s really like to manage care. Set at a health insurance company dubbed Acme, this book chronicles how the privatization of the health care system in Puerto Rico transformed the experience of accessing and providing care on the island. Through interviews and participant observation, the book explores the everyday contexts in which market reforms were enacted. It follows privatization into the compliance department of a managed care organization, through the visits of federal auditors to a health plan, and into the homes of health plan members who recount their experiences navigating the new managed care system. In the 1990s and early 2000s, policymakers in Puerto Rico sold off most of the island’s public health facilities and enrolled the poor, elderly and disabled into for-profit managed care plans. These reforms were supposed to promote efficiency, cost-effectiveness, and high quality care. Despite the optimistic promises of market-based reforms, the system became more expensive, not more efficient; patients rarely behaved as the expected health-maximizing information processing consumers; and care became more chaotic and difficult to access. Citizens continued to look to the state to provide health services for the poor, disabled, and elderly. This book argues that pro-market reforms failed to deliver on many of their promises.The health care system in Puerto Rico was dramatically transformed, just not according to plan.

Nhs Plc by Allyson Pollock

Title NHS Plc
Author Allyson Pollock
Publisher Verso
Release Date 2005
Category Health & Fitness
Total Pages 319
ISBN 1844675394
Language English, Spanish, and French
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An analysis of the transition from universal, publicly funded health care to New Labour s application of market principles: a national institution reaching crisis point and a key lesson for those concerned with health care everywhere.

Title The Privatization of Health Care Reform
Author M. Gregg Bloche
Publisher Oxford University Press
Release Date 2002-10-17
Category Medical
Total Pages 248
ISBN 9780199770021
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Markets, not politics, are driving health care reform in America today. Inventive entrepreneurs have transformed medicine over the past ten years, and no end to this period of rapid change is in sight. Consumer anxieties over managed care are mounting, and medical costs are again soaring. Meanwhile, the federal government remains mostly on the health policy sidelines, as it has since the collapse of the Clinton administration's campaign for health care reform. This book addresses the changes that the market has wrought- and the challenges this transformation poses for courts and regulators. The law that governs the medical marketplace is an incomplete, overlapping patchwork, conceived mainly without medical care specifically in mind. The ensuing confusion and incoherence are a central theme of this book. Fragmentation of health care lawmaking has foreclosed coordinated, system-wide policy responses, and lack of national consensus on many of the central questions in health care policy has translated into legal contradiction and bitter controversy. Written by leading commentators on American health law and policy, this book examines the widely-perceived failings of managed care and the law's relationship to them. Some of the contributors treat law as a cause of trouble; others emphasize the law's potential and limits as a corrective tool when the market disappoints. The first two chapters present contrasting overviews of how the doctrines and decision-makers that constitute health law work together, for better or worse, to constrain the medical marketplace. The next six chapters address particular market developments and regulatory dilemmas. These include the power of state versus federal government in the health sphere, conflict between insureres and patients and providers over medical need, financial rewards to physicians for frugal practice, the role of antitrust law in the organization of health care provision and financing, the future of public hospitals, and the place of investor-owned versus non-profit institutions. Acknowledging the health sphere's complexities, the authors seek remedies that fit this country's legal, political, and cultural constraints and can contribute to reasoned regulatory goverance. Within limits they believe a measure of rationality is possible.

Troubling Care by Pat Armstrong

Title Troubling Care
Author Pat Armstrong
Publisher Canadian Scholars’ Press
Release Date 2013
Category Long-term care facilities
Total Pages 256
ISBN 9781551305400
Language English, Spanish, and French
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How can we plan, organize, distribute, and offer care in ways that treat both those who need it and those who provide it with dignity and respect? Using the example of residential services, Troubling Care: Critical Perspectives on Research and Practices investigates the fractures in our care systems and challenges how caring work is understood in social policy, in academic theory, and among health care providers. In this era defined by government cutbacks and a narrowing sense of collective responsibility, long-term residential care for the elderly and disabled is being undervalued and undermined. A result of a seven-year interdisciplinary research project-in-progress, this book draws together the work of fourteen leading health researchers, including sociologists, medical practitioners, social workers, policy researchers, cultural theorists, and historians. Using a feminist political economy lens, these scholars explore and challenge the theories, work organization, practices, and state-society relations that have come to shape long-term care. Troubling Care offers critical perspectives on the often disquieting arena of care provision and proposes alternatives for thinking about and meeting the needs of some of our most vulnerable citizens in ways that go beyond residential care. This book seeks to bridge not only the gaps between disciplines, but also those between theory and practice. Features: takes an interdisciplinary approach, making this work appropriate for courses in a variety of disciplines including sociology, medicine, social work, health policy, cultural studies, and political economy includes the work of fourteen leading health researchers, including sociologists, medical practitioners, social workers, policy researchers, cultural theorists, and historians bridges the gap between theory and practice by incorporating both theoretical research and specific case examples

Wash Wear And Care by Pat Armstrong

Title Wash Wear and Care
Author Pat Armstrong
Publisher McGill-Queen's Press - MQUP
Release Date 2017-04-24
Category Social Science
Total Pages 86
ISBN 9780773549258
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Clothing and appearance are steeped in social and personal significance, conveying individuals’ gender, class, culture, and occupation. In the communal setting of long-term residential care, where residents’ autonomy and mobility are often limited but their dignity and identity are paramount, clothes have become crucial issues and the source of tension for residents, their families, and staff. Assessing the neglected but important labour involved in ensuring that clothes promote respect for both the washers and the wearers, Wash, Wear, and Care analyzes the roles that laundry and clothing play in nursing homes, and raises questions about the wider social, political, economic, and historical contexts of these facilities. Drawing on interviews and observations from twenty-seven long-term residential care homes across Canada, Germany, Norway, Sweden, the United Kingdom, and the United States, Pat Armstrong and Suzanne Day provide an extensive and vital base of information on the daily organization, tasks, meanings, and concerns associated with clothing, laundry, dressing, and appearance in care facilities. An original study of an overlooked subject, Wash, Wear, and Care illuminates the shifting political and economic dynamics at work in long-term residential care homes and the health care system, raising larger theoretical and policy questions in the process.

Exposing Privatization by Pat Armstrong

Title Exposing Privatization
Author Pat Armstrong
Publisher University of Toronto Press
Release Date 2001-01-01
Category Social Science
Total Pages 308
ISBN 1551930374
Language English, Spanish, and French
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This book begins with the international context for health care reform and then moves from coast to coast, setting out what is known about the reforms in health care privatization that are underway and about their impact on women.

Title Privatization Law and the Challenge to Feminism
Author Brenda Cossman
Publisher University of Toronto Press
Release Date 2002-01-01
Category Law
Total Pages 493
ISBN 0802085091
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Examining eight case studies on the role of law in various arenas, this collection of essays addresses the reconfiguration of the relations between the state, the market, and the family caused by privatization.

Alternatives To Privatization by David A. McDonald

Title Alternatives to Privatization
Author David A. McDonald
Publisher Routledge
Release Date 2012-04-23
Category Political Science
Total Pages 536
ISBN 9781136509476
Language English, Spanish, and French
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There is a vast literature for and against privatizing public services. Those who are against privatization are often confronted with the objection that they present no alternative. This book takes up that challenge by establishing theoretical models for what does (and does not) constitute an alternative to privatization, and what might make them ‘successful’, backed up by a comprehensive set of empirical data on public services initiatives in over 40 countries. This is the first such global survey of its kind, providing a rigorous and robust platform for evaluating different alternatives and allowing for comparisons across regions and sectors. The book helps to conceptualize and evaluate what has become an important and widespread movement for better public services in the global South. The contributors explore historical, existing and proposed non-commercialized alternatives for primary health, water/sanitation and electricity. The objectives of the research have been to develop conceptual and methodological frameworks for identifying and analyzing alternatives to privatization, and testing these models against actually existing alternatives on the ground in Asia, Africa and Latin America. Information of this type is urgently required for practitioners and analysts, both of whom are seeking reliable knowledge on what kind of public models work, how transferable they are from one place to another and what their main strengths and weaknesses are.

Title Is Two Tier Health Care the Future
Author Colleen M. Flood
Publisher University of Ottawa Press
Release Date 2020-04-28
Category Law
Total Pages 348
ISBN 9780776628097
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Canadians are deeply worried about wait times for health care. Entrepreneurial doctors and private clinics are bringing Charter challenges to existing laws restrictive of a two-tier system. They argue that Canada is an outlier among developed countries in limiting options to jump the queue. This book explores whether a two-tier model is a solution. In Is Two-Tier Health Care the Future?, leading researchers explore the public and private mix in Canada, Australia, Germany, France, and Ireland. They explain the history and complexity of interactions between public and private funding of health care and the many regulations and policies found in different countries used to both inhibit and sometimes to encourage two-tier care, such as tax breaks. This edited collection provides critical evidence on the different approaches to regulating two-tier care across different countries and what could work in Canada. This book is published in English.

Paradigm Freeze by Harvey Lazar

Title Paradigm Freeze
Author Harvey Lazar
Publisher McGill-Queen's Press - MQUP
Release Date 2013-10-24
Category Medical
Total Pages 346
ISBN 9781553393382
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Why has health care reform proved a stumbling block for provincial governments across Canada? What efforts have been made to improve a struggling system, and how have they succeeded or failed? In Paradigm Freeze, experts in the field answer these fundamental questions by examining and comparing six essential policy issues - regionalization, needs-based funding, alternative payment plans, privatization, waiting lists, and prescription drug coverage - in five provinces. Noting hundreds of recommendations from dozens of reports commissioned by provincial governments over the last quarter century - the great majority to little or no avail - the book focuses on careful diagnosis, rather than unplanned treatment, of the problem. Paradigm Freeze is based on thirty case studies of policy reform in Alberta, Saskatchewan, Ontario, Quebec, and Newfoundland and Labrador. The contributors assess the nature and extent of healthcare reform in Canada since the beginning of the 1990s. They account for the generally limited extent of reform that has occurred, and identify the factors associated with the relatively few cases of large reform. An insightful new perspective on a problem that has plagued Canadian governments for decades, Paradigm Freeze is an important addition to the field of health policy. Contributors include John Church (University of Alberta), Michael Ducie (Alberta Health and Wellness), Pierre-Gerlier Forest (Pierre Elliott Trudeau Foundation), Stephen Tomblin (Memorial University), Jeff Braun Jackson (Ontario Professional Firefighters Association, Burlington, ON), Marie-Pascale Pomey (Université de Montréal), John N. Lavis (McMaster University), Harvey Lazar (Queen's University), Elisabeth Martin (Université Laval),Tom McIntosh (University of Regina), Dianna Pasic (McMaster University), Neale Smith (University of British Columbia), and Michael G. Wilson (McMaster University).

Health Matters by Eric Mykhalovskiy

Title Health Matters
Author Eric Mykhalovskiy
Publisher University of Toronto Press
Release Date 2020-06-05
Category Medical
Total Pages 304
ISBN 9781487525385
Language English, Spanish, and French
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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.

Wasting Away by Pat Armstrong

Title Wasting Away
Author Pat Armstrong
Publisher Oxford University Press, USA
Release Date 2010
Category Social Science
Total Pages 272
ISBN 0195438299
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Pat Armstrong is a 2011 Fellow of The Royal Society of Canada. Wasting Away is a provocative text that examines and assesses the Canadian health care system. This seven-chapter book explores the development of the Canadian health care system and breaks the analysis down into accessible units: who provides (the institutions and the people); who pays (funding sources); and who decides (public, private, and patients). The concluding chapter sums up the winners and losers in this system. Anew Introduction by the authors thoroughly updates the subject.

Title Navigating Private and Public Healthcare
Author Fran Collyer
Publisher Springer Nature
Release Date 2019-11-30
Category Social Science
Total Pages 304
ISBN 9789813292086
Language English, Spanish, and French
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This edited collection focuses on the global growth of privatisation and private sector medicine in both developed and lesser developed countries, and the impact of this on patients, health workers, managers and policy-makers. Drawing upon sociological theories, concepts and insights, as well as experts from several countries with extensive experience in researching the field either nationally or internationally, the collection offers a unique perspective on healthcare services and healthcare systems: a view from those trying to access healthcare services, working inside health systems, or responsible for managing and organising services. Collectively, the chapters contribute an international perspective on the navigation of healthcare systems, and addresses the growing salience of ‘choice’ between public and private medicine in a variety of different national systems and contexts.

Title Privatisation and Human Rights in the Age of Globalisation
Author Felipe Gómez Isa
Publisher Intersentia nv
Release Date 2005-01
Category Law
Total Pages 328
ISBN 9789050954228
Language English, Spanish, and French
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"University of Deusto, Institute of Human Rights Pedro Arrupe; Maastricht Centre for Human Rights."

Disability Politics And Care by Christine Kelly

Title Disability Politics and Care
Author Christine Kelly
Publisher UBC Press
Release Date 2016-01-15
Category Social Science
Total Pages 220
ISBN 9780774830126
Language English, Spanish, and French
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“We do not need care!” is a rallying cry for disability movements. It is informed by a recognition that a lack of choice over simple care decisions – like what to eat or what to wear – is a subtle yet pervasive form of violence endured by many disabled people. Disability Politics and Care examines an independent living program to explore what happens when people with disabilities take control of their own care arrangements. Christine Kelly documents responses by a wide range of stakeholders of this program and reflects on some of its broader social and political implications.

Caring For Profit by Colleen Fuller

Title Caring for Profit
Author Colleen Fuller
Publisher Unknown
Release Date 1998
Category Medical
Total Pages 321
ISBN 0921586590
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Caring For Profit traces how Canada's $77 billion a year health care industry is turning away from its original mandate of providing the best possible medical care to Canadians, and how multinational capital is forcing its way into our non'profit health care system. In Caring For Profit, Colleen Fuller traces alliances that were struck between private insurers and the medical profession during the 1950s and 1960s to defeat "socialized medicine". These alliances survived the establishment of medicare in Canada in 1968, and have been strengthened by new forces emerging in an era of globalization. Instead of a health care system focused on providing the highest quality of care to the greatest number of Canadians, the system is increasingly dominated by financial giants more concerned with consolidations, mergers, acquisitions, and higher profit margins. Caring for Profit is a "who's who" of key people and corporations making money in Canada's health care sector ? and a portrait of the strategies and alliances that threaten to replace the principles of medicare with the dictates of the stock market.

Title The Risks of Prescription Drugs
Author Donald Light
Publisher Columbia University Press
Release Date 2010
Category Business & Economics
Total Pages 167
ISBN 9780231146920
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Raises key questions about topics in the pharmaceutical industry, including how the risks of side effects are weighed, if privatization of that risk is prudent, and the high prices for drugs.