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Health Care Reform and the Law in Canada

Meeting the Challenge

edited by Timothy Caulfield & Barbara von Tigerstrom

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health care issues
list price: $43.99
published: 2002

Sweeping changes are being proposed as Canadians examine our health care system. But what are the legal implications of health care reform? In this timely collection, lawyers and legal scholars discuss a variety of topics in health care reform, including regulation of private care, interpretation of the Canada Health Act, and the constitutional implications of proposed reforms. Barbara von Tigerstrom is currently studying at the University of Cambridge in England. Timothy Caulfield lives in Edmonton, where he teaches at the University of Alberta.

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"The papers in this volume are provocative because they tackle questions central to all advanced health care systems, even as the primary focus of the volume is on legal concerns related to policy reforms in the Canadian health care system. How can a balance be struck by policymakers juggling resource limitations, technological breakthroughs, traditional legal obligations, the professional sovereignty of physicians, the demands of patients and the globalization of national economies? A careful reading of these pieces will advance our ability to prepare to strike that balance." Craig Ramsay, American Review of Canadian Studies

"Health Care Reform and the Law in Canada was a pleasant surprise to read. It should be recommended reading for anyone interested in health-care reforms, and it is an unexpected strong argument for retaining our dominantly public health care system." Joan Price Boase, Canadian Public Administration/Administration Publique du Canada

"I recommend this book without reservation. The essays have several underlying themes, which taken together prove why more lawyers should become knowledgeable about health care reform.... When governments sit down to discuss health care reform, much more than money is on the table." Donna Greschner, Saskatchewan Law Review 2002

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About the Authors

Timothy Caulfield

Timothy Caulfield is the Research Director of the Health Law Institute, professor in the Faculty of Law and the School of Public Health at the University of Alberta, and a Senior Health Scholar with the Alberta Heritage Foundation for Medical Research. He is a Canada Research Chair in Health Law and Policy and an active researcher on the social issues associated with biotechnology.
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Barbara von Tigerstrom

Barbara von Tigerstrom was the project coordinator for the Health Law Institute in 1999-2000 and subsequently completed her Ph.D. in law at the University of Cambridge. She is currently Associate Professor at the University of Saskatchewan College of Law, where she teaches health law, administrative law, and international law.
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