Vol. 5 No. 1 (2014): Volume 5: Primary Health Care and Health Care Reform
Volume 5: Primary Health Care and Health Care Reform

This volume explores the intracacies of Canadian health care, with an emphasis on issues surrounding marginalized populations. Sub themes in this volume include:

An exploration of challenges and opportunities for primary care delivery
The role of primary health care in prevention and control of acute and chronic disease
Public engagement in reform initiatives

Full Issue
Volume 5

Main Submissions

Hieu Ly
page 37-page 38
Barriers to healthcare services among recent immigrants in Canadian cities
Cameron Moore
page 39-page 40
Implementing exercise therapy into primary health care
Jae-Yung Kwon, Wendy Masinde
page 41-page 42
Using Cuba’s example to improve primary healthcare in Canada
Stephanie Patricia Kowal, Derek Clark
page 43-page 45
Communicating genomic risk in primary health care: challenges and opportunities for providers
Wendy Masinde, Jae-Yung Kwon
page 46-page 48
Effects of cutting refugee health benefits in Canada
Louis Wang, Qinya Zhang
page 49-page 50
It’s time to move away from fee-for-service
Katie Ross
page 51-page 52
Primary care and the transgender population: Supporting providers through training and education
Rebecca Liu
page 53-page 54
Closing the health gap among Canadians: Using Co-Active Life Coaching to address the challenges to primary healthcare
Laura Mesana
page 55-page 56
The changing face of HIV/AIDS care
Emily Parkinson
page 57-page 58
Overcoming language barriers to improve the quality of primary care for migrants
Effie Viguiliouk
page 59-page 60
Poverty: One of the greatest challenges faced by primary health care providers
Tracy S. Moreira-Lucas
page 61-page 62
Weight discrimination within the healthcare system: Myth or reality?
Leigh M. Vanderloo, Gillian Mandich
page 63-page 64
Paediatric obesity prevention: The role of primary health care physicians
Shawn Slade, Nadine Shaban
page 65-page 66
Exercise as medicine: Are primary care professionals equipped to prevent chronic disease through physical activity prescription?
Gobika Sriranganathan
page 67-page 68
Social prescribing in primary care: An alternative treatment option
Laura Katherine Churchill
page 69-page 70
The waiting game: A primary care intervention to improve access to specialist care to patients with osteoarthritis
Katheryn Nicholson, Maxime Sasseville, Eric Contant
page 71-page 73
Multimorbidity:A complex reality in primary health care
Vladimir Khanassov, Pierre Pluye, Isabelle Vedel
page 74-page 76
Dementia in Canadian primary health care: The potential role of case management
Sarah Piekarski
page 77-page 78
A battle in the brain: Post-traumatic stress disorder checklist is an effective screening tools needed for post-traumatic stress disorder in primary care
James R. Vallerand
page 79-page 80
Improving the health and quality of life of cancer survivors through exercise:The role of the primary care physician
Alana Maltby
page 81-page 82
Obesity prevention through primary health care: Promoting physical activity in early childhood
Isabelle A. Vallerand
page 83-page 84
Preventing chronic disease and mortality among primary care patients with mental disorders
Tanya Raaphorst
page 85-page 86
Gluten intolerance:Changing the face of public health
Rebecca Fried
page 87-page 88
Coping through coaching: Co-active life coaching as a method for stress and anxiety management
Ndolo Njie-Mokonya
page 89-page 90
Nurse-practitioner-led models and their influence on primary care provision for Canada
Maedeh Khayyat Kholghi, Gillian Bartlett
page 91-page 93
Advancing research in primary care: A graduate program in family medicine
Erica Bridge
page 94-page 95
Post-discharge telephone calls: Improving the communication gap between patients, families and healthcare providers
Vanitha Arumugam, Joy C. MacDermid
page 96-page 98
A theoretical model to embrace physical activity counselling in primary care practice
Thilina Bandara
page 99-page 100
Housing First and the primary health care approach to health-equity
Eric Contant, Katheryn Nicholson
page 101-page 102
Transdisciplinary collaboration: The future of primary health care
Krystyna Kongats
page 103-page 104
“It’s not you, it’s us”: A hopeful reflection on the tensions of uniting participatory health research and evidence-based medicine
Grady Arnott, Grace Sheehy, Katheryn J. LaRoche
page 105-page 106
Integrating abortion into Canada’s primary health care system with mifepristone
Negin Niksirat, Parna Niksirat
page 107-page 108
Utilizing social media as a platform to facilitate primary care physicians’ exercise referrals among cancer patients and the general public
Loae Khir, Raywat Deonandan
page 109-page 110
Shifting the birth weight paradigm
Danielle Naumann
page 111-page 112
Chronic disease management in primary health care: The role of rehabilitation professions
Chelsea Gordon
page 113-page 114
Recognizing the role of occupational therapists within the primary health care model