Mama Might Be Better Off Dead

The Failure of Health Care in Urban America
Author: Laurie Kaye Abraham
Publisher: University of Chicago Press
ISBN: 022662384X
Category: Medical
Page: 304
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North Lawndale, a neighborhood that lies in the shadows of Chicago’s Loop, is surrounded by some of the city’s finest medical facilities, Yet, it is one of the sickest, most medically underserved communities in the country. Mama Might Be Better Off Dead immerses readers in the lives of four generations of a poor, African-American family in the neighborhood, who are beset with the devastating illnesses that are all too common in America’s inner-cities. Headed by Jackie Banes, who oversees the care of a diabetic grandmother, a husband on kidney dialysis, an ailing father, and three children, the Banes family contends with countless medical crises. From visits to emergency rooms and dialysis units, to trials with home care, to struggles for Medicaid eligibility, Laurie Kaye Abraham chronicles their access—or more often, lack thereof—to medical care. Told sympathetically but without sentimentality, their story reveals an inadequate health care system that is further undermined by the direct and indirect effects of poverty. Both disturbing and illuminating, Mama Might Be Better Off Dead is an unsettling, profound look at the human face of health care in America. Published to great acclaim in 1993, the book in this new edition includes an incisive foreword by David Ansell, a physician who worked at Mt. Sinai Hospital, where much of the Banes family’s narrative unfolds.

Community Health Equity

A Chicago Reader
Author: Fernando De Maio,Raj C. Shah, MD,John Mazzeo,David A. Ansell, MD
Publisher: University of Chicago Press
ISBN: 022661476X
Category: Medical
Page: 400
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Perhaps more than any other American city, Chicago has been a center for the study of both urban history and economic inequity. Community Health Equity assembles a century of research to show the range of effects that Chicago’s structural socioeconomic inequalities have had on patients and medical facilities alike. The work collected here makes clear that when a city is sharply divided by power, wealth, and race, the citizens who most need high-quality health care and social services have the greatest difficulty accessing them. Achieving good health is not simply a matter of making the right choices as an individual, the research demonstrates: it’s the product of large-scale political and economic forces. Understanding these forces, and what we can do to correct them, should be critical not only to doctors but to sociologists and students of the urban environment—and no city offers more inspiring examples for action to overcome social injustice in health than Chicago.

--and the Pursuit of National Health

The Incremental Strategy Toward National Health Insurance in the United States of America
Author: Jaap Kooijman
Publisher: Rodopi
ISBN: 9789042007666
Category: Political Science
Page: 262
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Why is there no national health insurance in the United States of America? This question became popular again when President Bill Clinton's Health Security Plan of 1993 proved to be a failure. Throughout the twentieth century, every attempt to enact a national health insurance program failed. The majority of the working population is covered by private, employer-based health insurance, the elderly and welfare poor by the government programs Medicare and Medicaid of 1965, while a growing number of Americans remain uninsured. This study focuses on two important decisions that have shaped American health care policy: the exclusion of national health insurance from the Social Security Act of 1935 and the shift of focus from a health insurance program for the working population to a hospital insurance program for the elderly and the welfare poor. Based on presidential archives and the papers of social security policymakers, this study examines the incremental strategy to achieve health insurance coverage for all Americans. The result is a compelling history of political compromise that will be of interest to both the scholars of the welfare state and the scholars of American ideology and exceptionalism.

Nudge

Архитектура выбора
Author: Ричард Талер,Касс Санстейн
Publisher: "Манн, Иванов и Фербер"
ISBN: 5001007852
Category:
Page: 240
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Ведущие специалисты в области поведенческой экономики Ричард Талер и Кесс Сэнстайн доходчиво и увлекательно рассказывают о том, как и почему мы делаем выбор. С помощью специальных уловок можно подтолкнуть людей к правильному выбору - какой бы области жизни это ни касалось.

The Coming Plague

Newly Emerging Diseases in a World Out of Balance
Author: Laurie Garrett
Publisher: Farrar, Straus and Giroux
ISBN: 1429953276
Category: Science
Page: 250
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"Here is a volume that should be required reading for policy makers and health professionals." - Kirkus Reviews After four decades of assuming that the conquest of all infectous diseases was imminent, people on all continents now find themselves besieged by AIDS, drug-resistant tuberculosis, cholera that defies chlorine water treatment, and exotic viruses that can kill in a matter of hours. Based on extensive interviews with leading experts in virology, molecular biology, disease ecology and medicine, as well as field research in sub-Saharan Africa, Western Europe, Central America and the United States, The Coming Plague takes readers from the savannas of eastern Bolivia to the rain forests of northern Zaire on a harrowing, fifty year journey through our battles with the microbes, and tells us what must be done to prevent the coming plague.

The Utne Reader

1993
Author: N.A
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category: Underground press publications
Page: N.A
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Chicago Enterprise


Author: N.A
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category: Chicago (Ill.)
Page: N.A
View: 436
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Disability Studies Quarterly

DSQ.
Author: Irving Kenneth Zola
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category: People with disabilities
Page: N.A
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Health/PAC Bulletin


Author: N.A
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category: Public health
Page: N.A
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Texas Forum on Civil Liberties & Civil Rights

A Publication of the University of Texas School of Law and the Individual Rights and Responsibilities Section of the State Bar of Texas
Author: N.A
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category: Civil rights
Page: N.A
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The Sociology of Health, Illness, and Health Care

A Critical Approach
Author: Rose Weitz
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9780534247560
Category: Social Science
Page: 476
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Traditionally, medical sociology texts have been written from a medical perspective, focusing primarily on health issues as they have been defined by doctors, and often reading much like health education textbooks. Weitz, instead, adopts a critical perspective, sometimes challenging medical perspectives, sometimes raising broader issues beyond those of interest to the medical world. This perspective, which is more thoroughly sociological, is now more common among instructors than the older medical perspective.

Evaluating the Healthcare System

Effectiveness, Efficiency, and Equity
Author: Lu Ann Aday
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9781567932225
Category: Medical
Page: 354
View: 1928
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Issues and Trends in Nursing


Author: Grace L. Deloughery
Publisher: Mosby Incorporated
ISBN: N.A
Category: Medical
Page: 488
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ISSUES AND TRENDS IN NURSING addresses the evolution, current status, and future direction of nursing education and practice. It presents historical, political, legal, ethical, and cultural underpinnings and integrates these themes through a comprehensive scope of issues affecting the nursing profession. The book's strengths include its readability, range of topics, and quality of coverage of the history of nursing, economics of health care, social policy and health care delivery, urban and rural nursing, international nursing, and political awareness. The third edition features a new chapter on computers in nursing, expanded coverage of the realities of managed care and recent changes, and expanded coverage of practical information such as job seeking, time management, networking, and strategies for avoiding burnout. New Critical Thinking activities have been added to make the book more interactive and engaging. A more inviting design makes the book more visually interesting. Integrates various factors that influence the delivery of health care in many different settings, including rural, urban and international to prepare the student for practice in a range of settings. Discusses critical issues that affect nurses today and in the future to assist students in preparing for future practice. Presents viewpoints of well-known contributors to encourage consideration of different perspectives. Includes chapter-opening objectives to pique students' interest and set the context of material to follow. Includes addresses of nursing organizations and the state boards of nursing in the appendices, providing important contact information.

Medical Humanities Review


Author: N.A
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category: Bioethics
Page: N.A
View: 8435
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Journal of Health Politics, Policy and Law


Author: N.A
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category: Medical policy
Page: N.A
View: 1760
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Women and Health

Power, Technology, Inequality, and Conflict in a Gendered World
Author: Kathryn Strother Ratcliff
Publisher: Allyn & Bacon
ISBN: N.A
Category: Health & Fitness
Page: 356
View: 5666
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A critical and interdisciplinary examination of women and health, which challenges traditional viewpoints and highlights the importance of ethnicity, class, sexual orientation, and ablebodiedness, as well as gender. Addresses issues of social justice, ethics and public policy. For anyone interested in women's health.

Place Matters

Metropolitics for the Twenty-first Century
Author: Peter Dreier,John H. Mollenkopf,Todd Swanstrom
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category: Political Science
Page: 428
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Analyzes the problematic trends facing America's cities and older suburbs and challenges us to put America's urban crisis back on the national agenda.

American Journal of Hospital Pharmacy


Author: N.A
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category:
Page: N.A
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Journal of health care law and policy


Author: N.A
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category: Medical
Page: N.A
View: 4868
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