After a Fall: A Sociomedical Sojourn by Laurel Richardson

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 event in a single of those associations, she addresses key questions of health and wellbeing supply and behaviour: nurses who will be angelic or merciless, institutional guidelines frequently dependent to maximise source of revenue over care, and sufferers whose habit frequently doesn't replicate the severity in their . She issues to inequality of remedy of sufferers of alternative ethnicities, genders, and sessions, and to an underclass of overall healthiness workers—often negative immigrants—whose personal own and familial difficulties reflect these in their sufferers. Enfolded in a charming narrative of lifestyles within the facility, Richardson’s booklet is a revealing literary autoethnography designed for social scientists, overall healthiness care pros, and scholars alike.

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