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Teaching Hospitals and the Urban Poor

Eli Ginzberg

Published in print:
2000
Published Online:
October 2013
ISBN:
9780300082326
eISBN:
9780300133011
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300082326.001.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Social Stratification, Inequality, and Mobility

Academic health centers (AHCs) have played a key role in propelling the United States to world leadership in technological advances in medicine. At the same time, however, many of these urban-based ... More


The Private Sector in Health and Medicine: The Indian Story

V. Sujatha

in Sociology of Health and Medicine: New Perspectives

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
September 2014
ISBN:
9780198099130
eISBN:
9780199082995
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198099130.003.0006
Subject:
Sociology, Health, Illness, and Medicine

This chapter highlights the role of the private sector in health and medicine with reference to India. The private sector plays a critical role in the field of medicine because the nature and extent ... More


Medical Interests and Priorities

Drew Halfmann

in Doctors and Demonstrators: How Political Institutions Shape Abortion Law in the United States, Britain, and Canada

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780226313429
eISBN:
9780226313443
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226313443.003.0003
Subject:
Sociology, Politics, Social Movements and Social Change

This chapter explains the differing engagement of the medical associations with abortion politics by focusing on the ways in which they constructed their “interests” and priorities in the context of ... More


Women’s Rights Don’t Stop at the Jailhouse Door

Rachel Roth

in Interrupted Life: Experiences of Incarcerated Women in the United States

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520252493
eISBN:
9780520944565
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520252493.003.0047
Subject:
Sociology, Gender and Sexuality

Incarcerated women won an important victory when a state court of appeals ruled against a county sheriff's unwritten policy requiring women to obtain a court order in order to be transported from ... More


Health and Health Care in Russia Today and Tomorrow

Oleg Atkov and Guzel Ulumbekova

in Russia: The Challenges of Transformation

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780814785003
eISBN:
9780814785010
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9780814785003.003.0009
Subject:
Sociology, Politics, Social Movements and Social Change

This chapter displays the complex linkages between the depressed state of health and demographics in Russia and the integrity and security of the Russian social organism. It presents some population ... More


Medical care and health policy

Shirley A. Hill

in Inequality and African-American Health: How Racial Disparities Create Sickness

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9781447322818
eISBN:
9781447322849
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781447322818.003.0005
Subject:
Sociology, Health, Illness, and Medicine

Substantial data suggests that African Americans, even those who are insured, simply do not get the same quality of medical care as do White Americans. They not only bring to the medical encounter a ... More


The Rise and Fall of “Collective Thrift”: Social Insurance, Economic Planning, and the Decline of Modern American Liberalism

Steve Fraser

in Thrift and Thriving in America: Capitalism and Moral Order from the Puritans to the Present

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780199769063
eISBN:
9780199896851
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199769063.003.0018
Subject:
Sociology, Economic Sociology

This chapter shows why collective thrift may not be as readily forthcoming a remedy for addressing the collective action problems that stymie individual thrift. Detailing the rise of mid-20th-century ... More


When Easy Becomes Hard

Steve Herbert

in Too Easy to Keep: Life-Sentenced Prisoners and the Future of Mass Incarceration

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9780520300507
eISBN:
9780520971875
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520300507.003.0004
Subject:
Sociology, Law, Crime and Deviance

Life-sentenced prisoners will age, decline and die. As that population grows older, their mobility and their general health will decrease. These realities generate a growing number of challenges for ... More


Bill of Health Rights for Incarcerated Girls

Residents of the Cook County Juvenile Detention Center

in Interrupted Life: Experiences of Incarcerated Women in the United States

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520252493
eISBN:
9780520944565
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520252493.003.0052
Subject:
Sociology, Gender and Sexuality

This chapter presents a Bill of Health Rights for incarcerated girls, prepared by young women who are or have been incarcerated in Cook County's Juvenile Temporary Detention Center. These are rights ... More


Introduction

Eli Ginzberg

in Teaching Hospitals and the Urban Poor

Published in print:
2000
Published Online:
October 2013
ISBN:
9780300082326
eISBN:
9780300133011
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300082326.003.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Social Stratification, Inequality, and Mobility

An academic health center (AHC) consists of a medical school and one or more health professional schools. These schools are joined to one or more affiliated teaching hospitals that are under common ... More


How Medicare Changed the AHCs

Eli Ginzberg

in Teaching Hospitals and the Urban Poor

Published in print:
2000
Published Online:
October 2013
ISBN:
9780300082326
eISBN:
9780300133011
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300082326.003.0003
Subject:
Sociology, Social Stratification, Inequality, and Mobility

This chapter examines the overall impact of Medicare in the U.S. medical care system. It first provides an overview of the passage of Medicare and then describes how Medicare expanded the financing ... More


African American Responses to Medical Discrimination Before 1966

Alondra Nelson

in Body and Soul: The Black Panther Party and the Fight against Medical Discrimination

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780816676484
eISBN:
9781452948164
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816676484.003.0002
Subject:
Sociology, Social Movements and Social Change

This chapter gives an account of the history of African American health-focused activisms that led to the Black Panther Party’s health politics. It surveys significant moments of the long civil ... More


Saving Babies?: The Consequences of Newborn Genetic Screening

Stefan Timmermans and Mara Buchbinder

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780226924977
eISBN:
9780226924991
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226924991.001.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Health, Illness, and Medicine

It has been close to six decades since Watson and Crick discovered the structure of DNA and more than ten years since the human genome was decoded. Today, through the collection and analysis of a ... More


One More Day

James Kelly

in Where Night Is Day: The World of the ICU

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780801451683
eISBN:
9780801467653
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9780801451683.003.0004
Subject:
Sociology, Occupations, Professions, and Work

In this chapter, the author describes what a typical day is like in the intensive care unit (ICU). He first reflects on the history of medicine and how it progressed to a sovereign profession, to a ... More


Caregiving Begins

Amy Ziettlow and Naomi Cahn

in Homeward Bound: Modern Families, Elder Care, and Loss

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
April 2017
ISBN:
9780190261092
eISBN:
9780190666590
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190261092.003.0003
Subject:
Sociology, Gerontology and Ageing, Marriage and the Family

Chapter 2 follows the chronology of caregiving, and, where relevant, ties steps in the caregiving process to background laws affecting hands-on care. Becoming a caregiver typically begins when the ... More


Stem Cell Research and Experimentation in India: Leveraging Hope for Global Prominence

Rohini Kandhari

in Public Health and Private Wealth: Stem Cells, Surrogates, and Other Strategic Bodies

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780199463374
eISBN:
9780199086993
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199463374.003.0010
Subject:
Sociology, Health, Illness, and Medicine, Population and Demography

Surprisingly, despite more than twenty years of state investment, stem cell science in India remains at a very preliminary stage. In contrast, venture capital investments in stem cell science has ... More


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