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Mama Might Be Better Off Dead : The Failure of Health Care in Urban America
by Laurie Kaye Abraham


Overview - This critically acclaimed book is an unsettling, profound look at the human face of health care. Both disturbing and illuminating, it is the story of four generations of a poor African American family coping with the devastating illnesses that are all too common in America's inner cities.  Read more...

 
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Overview
This critically acclaimed book is an unsettling, profound look at the human face of health care. Both disturbing and illuminating, it is the story of four generations of a poor African American family coping with the devastating illnesses that are all too common in America's inner cities. From visits to emergency rooms and dialysis units, to trials with home care, to struggles for Medicaid eligibility, Abraham chronicles the Banes family and their access (or lack of access) to medical care. Embedded in the family narrative is a lucid analysis of the gaps, inconsistencies, and inequalities the poor face when they seek health care.

 
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  • ISBN-13: 9780226001395
  • ISBN-10: 0226001393
  • Publisher: University of Chicago Press
  • Publish Date: September 1994
  • Page Count: 297


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