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Separate beds : a history of Indian hospitals in Canada, 1920s-1980s / Maureen K. Lux.

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Location: Fennell STACKS RA450.4.I53 .L89 2016
Barcode: 30731101225286
Status: Available
Location: IAHS STACKS RA450.4.I53 .L89 2016
Barcode: 30731101234668
Status: Available

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  • ISBN: 9781442645578
  • ISBN: 1442645571
  • ISBN: 9781442613867
  • ISBN: 1442613866
  • Physical Description: xii, 273 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
  • Publisher: Toronto : University of Toronto Press, [2016]

Content descriptions

Bibliography, etc. Note:
Includes bibliographical references (pages 253-265) and index.
Formatted Contents Note:
Making Indian hospitals -- Neither law nor treaty -- Everyone in their place : labour in the Indian hospitals -- Life and death in an Indian hospital -- Getting out of the hospital business -- "The government's eyes were opened" : the treaty right to health care -- Conclusion.
Summary, etc.:
"Separate Beds is the shocking story of Canada's system of segregated health care. Operated by the same bureaucracy that was expanding health care opportunities for most Canadians, the 'Indian Hospitals' were underfunded, understaffed, overcrowded, and rife with coercion and medical experimentation. Established to keep the Aboriginal tuberculosis population isolated, they became a means of ensuring that other Canadians need not share access to modern hospitals with Aboriginal patients. Tracing the history of the system from its fragmentary origins to its gradual collapse, Maureen K. Lux describes the arbitrary and contradictory policies that governed the 'Indian Hospitals, ' the experiences of patients and staff, and the vital grassroots activism that pressed the federal government to acknowledge its treaty obligations. A disturbing look at the dark side of the liberal welfare state, Separate Beds reveals a history of racism and negligence in health care for Canada's First Nations that should never be forgotten."-- Provided by publisher.
Subject: Indigenous peoples > Hospital care > Canada > History > 20th century.
Discrimination in medical care > Canada > History > 20th century.
Medical policy > Canada > History > 20th century.
Indians, Treatment of > Canada.
Hospitals > history.
Quality of Health Care > history.
Indians, North American > history.
Healthcare Disparities > history.
Racism > history.
Human Experimentation > history.
Health Policy > history.
History, 20th Century.
Native peoples > Hospitals > Canada > History > 20th century.
Native peoples > Hospital care > Canada > History > 20th century.
Native peoples > Health and hygiene > Canada > History > 20th century.
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