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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


Introduction

Ann Armstrong-Dailey and Sarah Zarbock (eds)

in Hospice Care for Children

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
November 2011
ISBN:
9780195340709
eISBN:
9780199999927
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195340709.003.0001
Subject:
Palliative Care, Paediatric Palliative Medicine, Pain Management and Palliative Pharmacology

This introductory chapter explains the coverage of this book, which is about pediatric hospice care. The book provides specific information about providing for terminally ill children, including ... 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


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


Parents of Poor Children in England 1580-1800

Patricia Crawford

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
May 2010
ISBN:
9780199204809
eISBN:
9780191709517
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199204809.001.0001
Subject:
History, British and Irish Early Modern History, Social History

This book studies the mothers and fathers of poor children in the England of the early modern and early industrial period. Although we know a good deal about the family life of monarchs in this ... More


Attitudes of Care

Duana Fullwiley

in The Enculturated Gene: Sickle Cell Health Politics and Biological Difference in West Africa

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691123165
eISBN:
9781400840410
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691123165.003.0004
Subject:
Anthropology, Social and Cultural Anthropology

This chapter examines how Senegalese French-trained research-physicians in Dakar have adopted similar low-tech strategies and health interventions within the biomedical realm. It focuses on how ... More


The Trauma of Meter

Meredith Martin

in The Rise and Fall of Meter: Poetry and English National Culture, 1860--1930

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691152738
eISBN:
9781400842193
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691152738.003.0006
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

This chapter shows how metrical poetry was used as an allegory for order, and examines in particular the metrical cultures of the Craiglockhart War Hospital. Reading early psychological and ... More


Health Care for All

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/9780691160405.003.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Health, Illness, and Medicine

This chapter examines both the promise and paradox of care at PubliCare Hospital. On the one hand, practitioners' deep commitment to the provision of care as a right gave the facility a special ... More


Privileged Servants

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/9780691160405.003.0002
Subject:
Sociology, Health, Illness, and Medicine

This chapter examines PubliCare Hospital's commitment to the practice of medicine as a vocational calling or public service. Many physicians at PubliCare saw care as a right. Their medical work was ... More


Feels Like Home

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/9780691160405.003.0003
Subject:
Sociology, Health, Illness, and Medicine

This chapter examines informality and collegiality at PubliCare Hospital. In part, informality and collegiality at PubliCare seemed to result from organizational inertia—the same people had been ... More


Sacred Encounters

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/9780691160405.003.0004
Subject:
Sociology, Health, Illness, and Medicine

This chapter examines the role played by chaplains at HolyCare Hospital's Department of Mission Integration and Spiritual Care. The Department of Mission Integration and Spiritual Care was ... More


Good Business

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/9780691160405.003.0005
Subject:
Sociology, Health, Illness, and Medicine

This chapter examines the link between Emergency Medical Incorporated's financial success and the quality of hospital care it ultimately was able to provide. Emergency Medical Incorporated, one of ... More


The Martyred Heart

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/9780691160405.003.0006
Subject:
Sociology, Health, Illness, and Medicine

This chapter examines the hierarchical relationships between nurses and physicians at HolyCare Hospital. If relationships at PubliCare were relatively egalitarian and informal, at HolyCare they were ... More


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


Paying for Medicare: Benefits, Budgets, and Wilbur Mills’s Policy Legacy

Eric Patashnik

in Governing America: The Revival of Political History

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691150734
eISBN:
9781400841899
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691150734.003.0010
Subject:
History, American History: early to 18th Century

This chapter examines the origins and consequences of Medicare's peculiar bifurcated structure, focusing on the role played by former House Ways and Means Committee chair Wilbur D. Mills. It shows ... More


Protection in Ascent, 1908–23

Nancy Woloch

in A Class by Herself: Protective Laws for Women Workers, 1890s-1990s

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691002590
eISBN:
9781400866366
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691002590.003.0005
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

This chapter examines Muller's aftermath in legal history through the landmark case of Adkins v. Children's Hospital (1923). In Oregon, an employer (Children's Hospital) sought an injunction against ... More


Andrew Reed (1787–1862)

Ian J. Shaw

in High Calvinists in Action: Calvinism and the City - Manchester and London, c. 1810-1860

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780199250776
eISBN:
9780191600739
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0199250774.003.0010
Subject:
Religion, History of Christianity

Andrew Reed was called to the New Road Independent Chapel in the East End of London in 1811. Moving from an early adherence to high Calvinism into evangelical Calvinism, his pastoral ministry saw ... More


Introduction

GREGORY O’MALLEY

in The Knights Hospitaller of the English Langue 1460-1565

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780199253791
eISBN:
9780191719820
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199253791.003.01
Subject:
History, British and Irish Medieval History

This introductory chapter offers a short history of the Hospital of St John from its foundation in the 11th century to the siege of Malta in 1565, looking at its organisation, its Hospitaller and ... More


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