Matters of Life and Death: Public Health Issues in Canada

Category: Book
By (author): Picard, André
Subject:  HEALTH & FITNESS / Health Care Issues
  HISTORY / Canada / General
  POLITICAL SCIENCE / Public Affairs & Administration
Publisher: Douglas & McIntyre (2013) Ltd.
Published: April 2017
Format: Book-paperback
Pages: 256
Size: 9.00in x 6.00in
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From The Publisher*

Health issues have long occupied top headlines in Canadian media, and no journalist has written on public health with more authority or for as many years as André Picard. Matters of Life and Death collects Picard's most compelling columns, covering a broad range of topics including Canada's right-to-die law, the true risks of the Zika virus, the financial challenges of a publicly funded health system, appalling health conditions in First Nations communities, the legalization of marijuana, the social and economic impacts of mental illness, and the healthcare challenges facing transgender people.

The topic of health touches on the heart of society, intersecting with many aspects of private and public lifehuman rights, aging, political debate, economics and death. With his reporting, Picard demonstrates the connection between physical health and the health of society as a whole, provides the facts to help readers make knowledgeable health choices, and acts as a devoted advocate for those whose circumstances bar them from receiving the care they need.

Providing an antidote to widespread fear-mongering and misinformation, Matters of Life and Death is essential reading for anyone with an investment in public health topicsin other words, everyone.

From The Publisher*

Respected health reporter André Picard tackles the nations most pressing public health topics.

Biographical Note

Andr Picardis a health reporter and columnist atThe Globe and Mail, where he has been a staff writer since 1987. He is also the author of the bestselling booksThe Gift of Death: Confronting Canadas Tainted-Blood Tragedy(HarperCollins Canada, 1995) andCritical Care: Canadian Nurses Speak for Change(HarperCollins Canada, 2000). Picard has received much acclaim for his writing. He is an eight-time nominee for the National Newspaper Awards, Canadas top journalism prize, and past winner of prestigious Michener Award for meritorious public service journalism. Picard has also been honoured for his dedication to improving healthcare. He was named Canadas first Public Health Hero by the Canadian Public Health Association and a Champion of Mental Health by the Canadian Alliance on Mental Illness and Mental Health. His work has been recognized by a number of other consumer groups, including the Alzheimer Society of Canada, the Canadian Hearing