Candian Health Care

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Canadian health care differs quite drastically from any other country. To begin with Canada’s health care system is built upon the Canada Health Act. The Canada Health Act is federal legislation that puts in place conditions by which individual provinces and territories in Canada may receive funding and get health care services.(Canadian Health Care, 2004) This act was put into place in order to obtain the primary objectives of the Canadian health care policy which is to protect, promote and restore physical and mental well-being of residents of Canada and to facilitate reasonable access to health services without financial or other barriers.(Health Canada, 2010) There are five key features that every province must meet in order to receive…show more content…
(Long Term Care Canada, 2011) All in All for this form of service it would be beneficial for this individual to either have private insurance or for the family to care for them. Palliative or End-of-life care is an issue faced in every country, and every country handles this situation differently. Canada has a rather large support for Palliative care. This form of care can take place in several different settings such as, hospitals, long term care facilities, home or hospice. The care can be provided by nurses, physicians, social workers, spiritual advisors, trained volunteers, family and loved ones. (Health Canada, 2010) Once again this form of care is not required under the Canada Health Act, it is up to the province/territory to determined coverage. Certain provinces/territories do include this service in their provincial health plans while others include it in provincial home care budgets or other health service budgets. While it may be covered, many families still carry a burden of about 25% for caring for their family members at home or at any facility other than a hospital (Fact Sheet: Hospice Care, 2012, p. 5). The association that provides the assistance to every Canadian resident is Canadian Hospice Palliative Care Association. Health care procedures are completed based on the necessity of the procedure. Acute hospital care is covered according to the Canada Health Act. These services may include, diagnostic

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