Category: Published Books

Law and Mind: Mental Health Law and Policy in Canada

This title provides a comprehensive analysis of the most important cases and key debates at the intersection of mental health law and policy. Mental health issues pose critical challenges for Canada’s systems of justice and health care. Problems with mental health are common, but often neglected due to stigma and the vulnerability of those living with these conditions. This is evident within our legal system. Every day in our courts we...

The Right to Health at the Public/Private Divide: A Global Comparative Study

Through a comparative global study of countries from all continents representing a diversity of health, legal, political, and economic systems, this book explores the role of health rights to advance greater equality through access to health care. Does health care promote equality, or does it in fact advance the opposite result? Does inserting the idea of “the right to health” into health systems allow the reinsertion of public values into...

Administrative Law in Context

The print edition of Administrative Law in Context, 2nd Edition includes a PDF ebook. Look for your PIN code card inside the front cover. The PDF ebook is also available for purchase separately. The second edition of the best-selling casebook Administrative Law in Context uses the same unique two-part format as the previous edition — a hardbound text supported by a website where both students and instructors can find full-text...

Data Data Everywhere

Hospitals, doctors’ offices, and pharmacies are sitting on some very valuable information – your medical information. As health-care providers enter the digital world and computerize their patients’ records in an effort to improve the efficiency and quality of care, they are also building a valuable health research tool. The files in their databases may contain the answers to many medical questions we currently face, but they also contain private information...

Canadian Health Law and Policy (4th Edition)

Provides guidance on the laws, regulations, programs, plans and practices affecting conditions of work and employee benefits in Ontario. A wide range of topics is covered including: hiring, employment standards, termination, pension plans and retirement savings, health care benefits, disability benefits, non-traditional job structures, leaves and flex-time, job sharing, contract workers, telework, human rights issues, health and safety and privacy in the workplace Features useful charts, checklists – including a...

Administrative Law in Context (2nd Edition)

The second edition of the best-selling casebook Administrative Law in Context uses the same unique two-part format as the previous edition — a hardbound text supported by a website where both students and instructors can find full-text cases for each chapter. Written and edited with the same quality and expertise as the first edition, which was referenced in the Supreme Court of Canada decision in Doré v. Barreau du Québec,...

Exploring Social Insurance: Can a Dose of Europe Cure Canadian Health Care Finance?

Sustainability, quality, and accessibility are vital questions in Canadian health care. All Canadian governments, concerned about the growing share of the public budget absorbed by health care, are questioning the sustainability of the present system. How can we maintain and improve access to health care services of appropriate quality while ensuring sustainability? If there is one consolation to Canadian governments as they wrestle with the future of Medicare, it is...

Canadian Health Law and Policy

This edition draws together the legal and policy issues that are relevant to human health, sheds new light on emerging and continuing trends, and serves as a resource for anyone seeking an understanding of the developing and critical issues in health law and policy.

Just Medicare: What’s In, What’s Out, How We Decide

The most important issue facing Canadian health care today is access to services. But who decides what services will be publicly funded, and how? The essays in Just Medicare explore the diverse means by which law influences what should and should not be covered by publicly-funded Medicare. Edited by Colleen M. Flood, the collection demonstrates three analytical approaches to the question of what services attract public funding. The first describes...

Access to Justice, Access to Care: The Legal Debate over Private Health Insurance

Historically, the Supreme Court of Canada has avoided direct intervention in health care policy-making. This posture changed dramatically with the release of the Chaoulli decision in June 2005. In a narrow four-to-three decision, the Supreme Court struck down Quebec laws prohibiting the sale of private health insurance on the basis that they violate Quebec’s Charter of Human Rights and Freedoms. Three of the four judges in the majority also found...