Health & Illness

  • The Socialist Register 2022

    New Polarizations, Old Contradictions: The Crisis of Centrism

    Edited by Greg Albo and Colin Leys     Forthcoming December 2021

    The word “polarization” is on the lips of every commentator today, from mainstream journalists to the left, but the significance of this widely recognized phenomenon needs far more scrutiny than it has had.

  • Spin Doctors

    How Media and Politicians Misdiagnosed the COVID-19 Pandemic

    By Nora Loreto     Forthcoming December 2021

    This book meticulously documents the root causes of the struggles amplified by the pandemic and media and challenges media and politicians who justify the status quo.

  • Losing Me, While Losing You

    Caregivers Share Their Experiences of Supporting Friends and Family with Dementia

    By Jeanette A. Auger, Diane Tedford-Litle and Brenda Wallace-Allen  Foreword by Janice Keefe     Forthcoming September 2021

    This book provides narrative accounts based on interviews with caregivers of people with dementia and Alzheimer’s disease.

  • Oppression

    A Social Determinant of Health, 2nd Edition

    By Elizabeth McGibbon     April 2021

    This book provides clear and solution-focused evidence about how public policy–created oppression gets “under the skin” to threaten health, increase health inequities and cause early death.

  • About Canada: Disability Rights

    2nd Edition

    By Deborah Stienstra     September 2020

    In the second edition of About Canada: Disability Rights, Deborah Stienstra explores the historical and current experiences of people with disabilities in Canada, as well as the policy and advocacy responses to these experiences.

  • Ghosts Within

    Journeying Through PTSD

    By Garry Leech     March 2019

    “In this sensitive personal narrative, war correspondent Garry Leech reveals the torment of this frightful ailment and the horrors he witnessed in Latin America … A gripping tale of savagery and terror, but also of tenderness, compassion, and renewal.” — Noam Chomsky

    A Roseway Book
  • About Canada: Health and Illness, 2nd Edition

    By Dennis Raphael     October 2016

    Most Canadians believe that their experiences of health and illness are shaped by genetics, medical care and lifestyle choices. Governments, the media and disease associations reinforce this perception by pointing to medical research and a healthy lifestyle as the keys to health. About Canada: Health and Illness tells a different story.

  • About Canada: Health Care, 2nd Edition

    By Pat Armstrong and Hugh Armstrong     April 2016

    This second edition of About Canada: Health Care is an accessible, up-to-date introduction to how the Canadian health care system works, how it is changing and what can be done to make it better.

  • Venezuela’s Health Care Revolution

    By Chris Walker     February 2015

    Established under late Venezuelan president Hugo Chavez, Misión Barrio Adentro (MBA) — Venezuela’s adaptation of the Cuban social medical model — utilizes a free, universal health care system to serve and educate rural, poor and marginalized populations and to broaden the very praxis and ideology of what health means in a true Latin American social medicine approach. MBA moves beyond conventional medicine to form a true community-oriented primary care system

  • Decolonizing Trauma Work

    Indigenous Stories and Strategies

    By Renee Linklater  Foreword by Lewis Mehl-Madrona     May 2014

    In Decolonizing Trauma Work, Renee Linklater explores healing and wellness in Indigenous communities on Turtle Island. Drawing on a decolonizing approach, Linklater engages ten Indigenous health care practitioners in a dialogue regarding Indigenous worldviews, notions of wellness and wholistic health, critiques of psychiatry and psychiatric diagnoses, and Indigenous approaches to helping people through trauma, depression and experiences of parallel and multiple realities.