Steven Lewis is a Saskatoon-based health policy consultant and part-time academic who thinks the healthcare system needs to get a lot better a lot faster (not to be confused with Stephen Lewis the politician, AIDS activist and member of the Order of Canada).
A collection of his writing has now been assembled into a book and is available free online at: http://www.longwoods.com/pages/stevenlewis?utm_source=Longwoods+Master+Maili...
"Steven believes in equitable access to healthcare for all, and he believes it can be achieved within a public-payer model. But he also believes that Canadian healthcare in the 21st century is in need of reform, and that those responsible for change should be held accountable. Steven's writings are pointed and direct, and highly crafted. His gift for writing makes his work at once entertaining, thought-provoking and sometimes acerbic. Some essays are analytical, while others react to a situation or event. All reflect his passion and his ultimate desire to incite change where change is required, and to hold accountable those who have perpetuated a less than high-performing healthcare system. It is no secret that some critics take issue with Steven's perspective and passion. But over the years that he has been writing for Longwoods, as well as his multitude of other academic journals and books, many critics have also commended him for his honesty and bravery.
With his numerous publications and invitations to speak at public forums, Steven has had the ear of politicians and bureaucrats. He has lectured to nursing students and medical students, and has helped shape healthcare leadership in Canada."
Orvie Dingwall, BA, MLIS, AHIP Outreach Services Librarian MHIKNET Library Services Neil John Maclean Health Sciences Library University of Manitoba email: email@example.com:firstname.lastname@example.org phone: 204.977.5660 website: http://mhiknet.lib.umanitoba.ca/