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Published November, 2015
By Lorne J Tepperman and Nicole Meredith
Publisher: Oxford University Press (OUP Canada)
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The havoc that unexpected injuries commonly known as accidents wreak on human life has long been studied by public health experts. More recently, sociologists have turned their attention to these same events to ask new questions about the social causes and consequences of unexpected injuries. Lorne Tepperman and Nicole Meredith evaluate the research on unexpected injury rates across the world, with a particular focus on Canada, before delving in more detail into how these injuries are patterned, and how we may use our knowledge of that patterning to improve public health and safety. Opening chapters are organized around hot spots, or the specific contexts in which accidents most often take place: in the home, at work, on the road, and during leisure activities. The following chapters consider which populations are at an especially high risk of injury (and why), and which populations enjoy protection against injuries. While they contend that practical changes can indeed be made to improve public safety including better research, communication, and policy implementation these changes hinge on a change in perspective: a shift from the acceptance of the inevitability of accidents, to a recognition that these unexpected events are truly predictable and preventable.

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Published September, 2014
By Alan Davidson
Publisher: Oxford University Press (OUP Canada)
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Social Determinants of Health: A Comparative Approach introduces the various elements that determine the health of individuals in their communities. The text takes a macro-level approach, focusing on population health in "Anglo-American" countries and examines social, economic, and political commonalities and differences.

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Published March, 2014
By Philip C. Hebert
Publisher: Oxford University Press (OUP Canada)
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Aimed at second- and third-year ethics courses offered out of medical schools, health sciences departments, and nursing programs, Doing Right: A Practical Guide to Ethics for Medical Trainees and Physicians, third edition, is a practical guide to analyzing and resolving the ethical dilemmas medical practitioners face on a day-to-day basis.

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Published April, 2012
By Brian Wilson
Publisher: Oxford University Press (OUP Canada)
Series: Themes in Canadian Sociology
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Over the past decade the social role of sport has received unprecedented attention, as global leaders ranging from politicians to high-profile celebrities have championed sport as a tool for promoting peace. In many areas, sport has successfully drawn attention to such worthy causes as conflict resolution, HIV prevention, environmental initiatives, and improved international relationships. Yet although sport can be a powerful tool for social good, it continues to reflect and reproduce social inequalities in ways commonly overlooked by those invested in the sport-for-peace movement. In this timely new analysis, Brian Wilson uses critical sociological theories to investigate the complex-and at times controversial-relationship between sport and peace.

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Published December, 2011
By John Benjafield
Publisher: Oxford University Press (OUP Canada)
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This intriguing book chronicles the study of the human mind from ancient times to the present day. Author John Benjafield examines the contributions of scores of psychological thinkers and psychologists, from Pythagoras, Lao-tzu, and Aristotle, to Darwin, Abraham Maslow, and B.F. Skinner. The result is a lively history of ideas that's of interest to general readers as well as academic and public libraries. The book might also be suited for university courses in the history of psychology where primary sources and readings are supplemented by a brief overview.

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Published May, 2011
By Alexander Segall and Christopher Fries
Publisher: Oxford University Press (OUP Canada)
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Despite a culture pervaded by the language of health (e.g., buzz phrases like healthy living, healthy eating, healthy environments), there are many mysteries surrounding the pursuit of health and wellness. In applying the sociological imagination, Pursuing Health and Wellness: Healthy Societies, Healthy People unravels these mysteries and, in an approach consistent with a shift in health sociology itself, goes beyond an examination of health as simply the absence of disease to explore the many factors that shape health and wellness.

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Published February, 2011
By Barry D. McPherson and Andrew Wister
Publisher: Oxford University Press (OUP Canada)
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With particular attention on the Canadian context, Aging as a Social Process provides a comprehensive overview of the social and demographic features of aging.

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Published October, 2009
By Cheryl Regehr and Graham D. Glancy
Publisher: Oxford University Press (OUP Canada)
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Published November, 2008
By Philip Hebert and Philip C. Hebert
Publisher: Oxford University Press (OUP Canada)
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Doing Right is a concise and practical guide to ethical decision-making in medicine. The text is aimed at second and third year one-semester ethics courses offered in medical schools, health sciences departments and nursing programs.

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