LECTURE 10B - Health Care in Canada

LECTURE 10B - Health Care in Canada - Health Care in...

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Health Care in Canada: The Medical Profession and the Health Care System November 25, 2011 *Information is taken from Chapters 11, 12 & 13 in Health, Illness, and Medicine in Canada (2008) by J. N. Clarke (and from other sources where indicated) *Original Presentations Developed by: Professors Miriam Levitt & Gaetan Girard Current Lecture Adapted/Developed by Brian Heffernan
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Material to be Covered Chapter 11: Medical Practitioners, Medicare, and the State (p. 280-292) Chapter 12: The Medical Profession (p. 311-325) Chapter 13: Nurses and Midwives in the Changing Health-Care System (p. 328-340)
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Ch. 11: Learning Objectives Tommy Douglas: The Father of Medicare To examine the impact of Medicare on: The Health of Canadians Medical Practice Health-Care Costs Information is taken from Chapter 11: Medical Practitioners, Medicare, and the State. Clarke 2008
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Tommy Douglas: Father of Medicare Born in Scotland in 1904; immigrated to Winnipeg as a boy Injured his knee in a fall and developed osteomyelitis Doctors initially felt that amputation was necessary Dr. R.J. Smith took over the case and saved his leg He didn’t charge the far-from-wealthy Douglas family Moved by his personal experience, and social conditions at the time (high unemployment, discriminatory) Became a Baptist minister, then joined the Labour Party From 1944 to 1961 he was Premier of Saskatchewan Announced the introduction of Medicare in 1959 (passed in ‘61) Five basic principles: patients never see a bill, available to everyone regardless of age or physical disability, accompanied by improvements in all areas of service, operate under public control, would satisfy both patients and physicians Information is taken from Chapter 11: Medical Practitioners, Medicare, and the State. Clarke 2008
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The Birth Of Medicare in Canada Video from the CBC Archives: Tommy Douglas, Canada’s Father of Medicare (Broadcast on July 22, 1962) http://archives.cbc.ca/health/health_care_system/topics/90-419/ “On June 15, 1944, with Canadian troops engaged in the opening stages of the battle to free Europe from the Nazis, a landslide election victory gives Saskatchewan's Co-operative Commonwealth Federation the green light to proceed with radical social justice initiatives like publicly funded health care for all. Led by T.C. (Tommy) Douglas, a Baptist minister turned politician, the CCF's slogan is "Humanity First," a comment on the party's belief that the common good should supersede private interests.” http://archives.cbc.ca/health/health_care_system/topics/90-419/
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Canadian Ponder the Welfare State: http://archives.cbc.ca/health/health_ care_system/topics/90-422/ Q: Who do you agree with more? Q: Do you think that the realized
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