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Bedside and Community: 50 Years of Contributions to the Health of Albertans by the University of Calgary


Edited by Diana J. Mansell, Frank W. Stahnisch, and Paula Larsson

$34.99 CAD/$34.99 USD (T)

180 pages, 15 illustrations

6 x 9 inches

978-1-77385-072-6 (Paperback)

978-1-77385-074-0 (Institutional PDF)

978-1-77385-075-7 (ePub)

978-7-77385-076-4 (mobi)

February 2020

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About the Book

Bedside and Community is the inside story of fifty years of health care and health research at the University of Calgary. Drawing on the first-person accounts of researchers, administrators, faculty, and students along with archival research, and faculty histories.  This collection celebrates the many significant contributions the University of Calgary has made to the health of Albertans. 

With contributions from the Cummings School of Medicine, the Faculty of Nursing, Faculty of Kinesiology, Faculty of Veterinary Medicine, Faculty of Environmental Design, Department of Psychology, and Indigenous Health Initiatives Bedside and Community is a truly collaborative history. Addressing the links between departments, the relationship between the university and the community, and evolving research and teaching methods, this book places the University of Calgary within a wider national context and shows how it has addressed the unique health needs of Southern Alberta.

With a pioneering focus on primary care and commitment to interdisciplinary connections, the University of Calgary has made strides in heath research, health education, and community outreach. Bedside and Community tells the story of a tradition of excellence that will light the way to future outreach and discovery.

Diana J. Mansell is a Canadian Nurse Historian now retired from the Faculty of Nursing at the University of Calgary. Her research has focused on nursing leadership and nursing in Alberta.

Frank W. Stahnisch is the Alberta Medical Foundation/Hannah Professor in the History of Medicine and Health Care at the University of Calgary. He has achieved the John J. Pisano Award of the National Institute of Health and was awarded the inaugural Klaus Reichert Prize for Medical Philosophy. 

Paula Larsson is an Oxford-based scholar of health history with a focus on intersections of ethnicity, health and policy. She is the recipient of the Mary Lemessurier Award and James Burns Scholarship.

With Contributions By:  Alastair Cribb, P. Tish K. Doyle-Baker, David Bright, Barbara Dupuis, H. Lorraine Radtke, Paula Larsson, Diana J. Mansell, David Monteyne, Brian Sinclair, Frank W. Stahnisch, Henderikus J. Stam, and Wilfreda Thurston

Praise for Bedside and Community:

Medical faculties elsewhere may learn from the distinctive experience of the health sciences at the University of Calgary, with its pioneering emphases on primary care and interdisciplinary, especially in such areas as kinesiology and Aboriginal health care. Altogether, a very timely and well-conceived volume.

—Edward Shorter, Jason A Hannah Professor of the History of Medicine, University of Toronto

Table of Contents
 

Table of Contents

Illustrations

Glossary 

Acknowledgements 

Preface 

Dr. Elizabeth Cannon, President Emerita, University of Calgary 

Forward 

Dr. David Bright, Professor of History, Niagara College 

Introduction 

Paula Larsson, Frank W. Stahnish, and Diana Mansell 

Chapter 1: The Faculty of Medicine and its Response to Changing Health Care Contexts in the Province of Alberta, 1996-2016

Frank W. Stahnisch 

Chapter 2: A History of Aboriginal Health Research Within the Faculty (Cumming School) of Medicine, University of Calgary, 1966-2016

Paula Larsson and Wilfreda Thurston

Chapter 3: The Transformation of the Concept of Nursing

Diana Mansell

Chapter 4: Clinical and Health Psychology at the University of Calgary and its Contributions to Health Care in Alberta 

Henderikus J. Stam And H. Lorraine Radtke

Chapter 5: The ‘Then’ and ‘Now’: Physical Education to Kinesiology at the University of Calgary 

Patricia K. Doyle-Baker and Diana Mansell

Chapter 6: Environmental Design: Creating Healthy Spaces and Places 

Barbara Dupuis, David Monteye, and Brian Sinclair 

Chapter 7: The University of Calgary Faculty of Veterinary Medicine: At the Interface of Animal and Human Health 

Alastair Cribb

Discussion 

Paula Larsson and Diana Mansell

Index