After a Fall: A Sociomedical Sojourn

1st Edition

Laurel Richardson

Routledge
Published April 15, 2013
Reference - 269 Pages
ISBN 9781611323177 - CAT# Y288048

For Instructors Request Inspection Copy

was $43.95

USD$35.16

SAVE ~$8.79

Add to Wish List
FREE Standard Shipping!

Summary

For renowned sociologist and writer Laurel Richardson, a broken foot led to a month as a patient in an extended care facility. In this compelling description of her lived experience in one of these institutions, she addresses key questions of health delivery and behavior: nurses who can be angelic or cruel, institutional policies often structured to maximize income over care, and patients whose behavior often does not mirror the severity of their condition. She points to inequality of treatment of patients of different ethnicities, genders, and classes, and to an underclass of health workers—often poor immigrants—whose own personal and familial problems mirror those of their patients. Enfolded in a captivating narrative of life in the facility, Richardson’s book is a revealing literary autoethnography designed for social scientists, health care professionals, and students alike.

Instructors

We provide complimentary e-inspection copies of primary textbooks to instructors considering our books for course adoption.

Request an
e-inspection copy

Share this Title