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Flourishing

Adam D. Reich

in Selling Our Souls: The Commodification of Hospital Care in the United States

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691160405
eISBN:
9781400850372
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691160405.003.0007
Subject:
Sociology, Health, Illness, and Medicine

This chapter examines a paradox of GroupCare Hospital's palliative care program. On the one hand, GroupCare created a space for intimacy, honesty, and personal connection that has become exceedingly ... More


Disciplined Doctors

Adam D. Reich

in Selling Our Souls: The Commodification of Hospital Care in the United States

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691160405
eISBN:
9781400850372
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691160405.003.0008
Subject:
Sociology, Health, Illness, and Medicine

This chapter examines GroupCare Hospital's disciplinary program for its doctors. Just as GroupCare worked to convince patients that each member's well-being was consistent with the optimization of ... More


Partnership

Adam D. Reich

in Selling Our Souls: The Commodification of Hospital Care in the United States

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691160405
eISBN:
9781400850372
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691160405.003.0009
Subject:
Sociology, Health, Illness, and Medicine

This chapter examines how GroupCare Hospital expressed its commitment to reducing uncertainty in health care not only in the way that it managed its doctors but also in the partnerships it worked to ... More


Introduction

Adam D. Reich

in Selling Our Souls: The Commodification of Hospital Care in the United States

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691160405
eISBN:
9781400850372
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691160405.003.0011
Subject:
Sociology, Health, Illness, and Medicine

This book explores the contradictions between the mission of hospital care and the market for it. It shows how market forces and market actors have become increasingly important to contemporary ... More


Conclusion

Adam D. Reich

in Selling Our Souls: The Commodification of Hospital Care in the United States

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691160405
eISBN:
9781400850372
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691160405.003.0010
Subject:
Sociology, Health, Illness, and Medicine

This book has examined the commodification of hospital care in the United States. It has looked at PubliCare Hospital, HolyCare Hospital, and GroupCare Hospital to highlight the contradictions ... More


Selling Our Souls: The Commodification of Hospital Care in the United States

Adam D. Reich

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691160405
eISBN:
9781400850372
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691160405.001.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Health, Illness, and Medicine

This book explores the contradictions inherent in one particular health care market—hospital care. Based on extensive interviews and observations across the three hospitals of one California city, ... More


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