Download PDF by Laurel Richardson: After a Fall: A Sociomedical Sojourn

By Laurel Richardson

For well known sociologist and author Laurel Richardson, a damaged foot ended in a month as a sufferer in a longer care facility. during this compelling description of her lived adventure in a single of those associations, she addresses key questions of well-being supply and behaviour: nurses who could be angelic or merciless, institutional guidelines usually dependent to maximise source of revenue over care, and sufferers whose habit frequently doesn't replicate the severity in their situation. She issues to inequality of remedy of sufferers of other ethnicities, genders, and periods, and to an underclass of future health workers—often terrible immigrants—whose personal own and familial difficulties replicate these in their sufferers. Enfolded in an enthralling narrative of lifestyles within the facility, Richardson’s e-book is a revealing literary autoethnography designed for social scientists, future health care execs, and scholars alike.

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