Sociology of Health Care
|Unit(s): 3.0||Level(s): III||Term(s): Winter, Fall||Offered?: Yes|
Course Description This course offers students a critical examination of sociological perspectives on the nature, structure and organization of the Canadian health care system. Selected topics will include: a critical analysis of the institutions of family medicine and nursing care, contemporary midwidery, complementary & alternative medicines, long-term institutional care, the pharmaceutical industry and Aboriginal health care to name a few. While we utilize texts and articles from other disciplines (e.g. nursing, medicine) the approach to this course ultimately remains sociological.