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Women's Health, Second Edition

Intersections of Policy, Research, and Practice

edited by Pat Armstrong & Ann Pederson

Publisher
Women's Press
Initial publish date
Nov 2015
Category
Women's Health
  • Paperback / softback

    ISBN
    9780889615700
    Publish Date
    Nov 2015
    List Price
    $74.95

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Description

Though we may no longer confine our understanding of women’s health to reproduction and maternity care, women’s health in Canada continues to be limited by knowledge gaps, political agendas, and fiscal restraints. This second edition of Women’s Health provides a comprehensive picture of the state of women’s health in Canada, tracing the emergence of the field and outlining some of the current challenges facing its advancement.

The contributors—who include academics, health care professionals, and policy-makers—explore women’s health in different social and geographical locations, the gendering of care work, and the ways in which research can influence health policy. Drawing on gender-based analysis and highlighting the diversity among women, this multidisciplinary collection illustrates the breadth of contemporary Canadian writing on women’s health and calls for a renewed commitment to women’s health advocacy.

This revised edition has been thoroughly updated to reflect developments in research and recent changes in the social, political, and economic context. New chapters cover topics such as wait times, girls’ health, and unpaid health care. Featuring questions for further thought and lists of recommended readings and websites, this unique text is a valuable resource for both students and researchers in the fields of women’s studies, sociology, health sciences, and nursing.

About the authors

Pat Armstrong is a Distinguished Research Professor of Sociology at York University and a Fellow of the Royal Society of Canada. She is the author of numerous books and articles in health and gender and has held a Canada Health Services Research Foundation/Canadian Institute of Health Research Chair in Health Services.

Pat Armstrong's profile page

Ann Pederson is the Director of Population Health Promotion at BC Women’s Hospital and Health Centre. She worked for over 17 years at the British Columbia Centre of Excellence for Women’s Health and is currently completing a doctorate at the University of British Columbia in sex, gender, and health promotion.

Ann Pederson's profile page

Editorial Reviews

"This textbook makes the theory–practice connection clear, and each chapter addresses or engages with policy in a meaningful way. The inclusion of policy-makers and advocates as authors is particularly interesting and unique. ... This is a very useful resource, which will speak to students in a variety of disciplines."
Amber Fletcher, Department of Sociology & Social Studies, University of Regina

"I use this extraordinarily accessible book for its readability and relevance to my students’ interests and career goals, particularly the section on gendered care work. Other major strengths of this excellent anthology include chapters on sexual and gender minority women and a keen intersectional analysis. I can’t imagine teaching without it."— “Kimberly A. Williams, Women’s & Gender Studies, Mount Royal University

"This book offers a particularly accessible and informed perspective on a worthwhile topic. Its use of evidence is well balanced with an intent to bring forward the voices of women. ... This is a tremendous book, well structured, and easy to read."
—?Joyce Engel, Department of Nursing, Brock University

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