Global Critical Health Issues: Alternative Responses
The health care system worldwide is facing a critical paradigmatic crisis. The cost of care is skyrocketing, while delivery is increasingly inequitable. Reforms have been generally concerned with managerial options and financial measures—questions of implementation and methods to contain or divert costs while providing heightened efficiency. Rarely has the dominance of a model underpinning the present health care system’s emphasis on cure, with its dependence on costly hospital infrastructure, high technology and pharmaceuticals been questioned. I intend to provide a comprehensive discussion regarding these critical global issues, with an aim to explore the potential for alternative responses in the health field.
||Health Crisis, Health Reforms, Alternative Health Responses, Health and New Paradigms
Global Studies Journal, Volume 4, Issue 4, pp.49-58.
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Associate Professor, Faculty of Liberal Arts and Professional Studies, York University, Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Jaime LLambías-Wolff received a B.A. in Law, M.A. in Sociology and a Ph.D. in Political Economy. Jaime LLambías-Wolff has been an Associate Professor at the Department of Social Science, Faculty of Liberal Arts and Professional Studies, at York University, Canada since 1991. Previously, LLambías-Wolff worked at the University of Montreal and the University of Quebec in Montreal. LLambías-Wolff has been an invited Professor at the MBA of the Universidad Técnica Federico Santa María in Chile, the International MBA at the Universidad de Santiago, Chile and the Chilean Diplomatic Academy. Jaime LLambías-Wolff has published extensively in the areas of Development, Health Studies, Latin American Studies and Multicultural Issues. LLambías-Wolff is fluent in English, French, Spanish and German, and is a Ph.D. Candidate in Law, Osgoode Hall Law School. LLambías-Wolff was the Former Director General of the Quebec Council for International Development, consultant for the Quebec Government and the Canadian International Development Agency, and was the former Vice-president of the Council for International Relations in Montreal and actual Senator of York University.
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