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Author Almgren, Gunnar Robert, 1951-

Title The Safety-Net Health Care System : Health Care at the Margins / Gunnar Almgren, Taryn Lindhorst
Published New York, NY : Springer Pub., [2012]
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Description 1 online resource (xv, 390 pages) : illustrations
Contents Origins and definitions of the safety net health care system -- Poverty and being poor -- Stratification and stigma -- Differences, power, privilege, and disparities in care -- Homelessness as a social phenomenon and being homeless -- Substance abuse and addiction -- Violence, victimization, and trauma -- "Difficult patients", difficult health conditions -- Adherence to care -- Thriving in stressful environments
Summary A unique and authoritative guide to the US safety-net health care system, Health Care at the Margins addresses how various populations and their difficult health and socio-economic issues are dealt with and impacted by the system. Drs. Gunnar Almgren and Taryn Lindhorst, experts in the fields of social work and public health, provide critical, much-needed insight into the safety-net system and how the recession, unemployment, and reform have accelerated its growth. Ideal for graduate students and early professionals in the health professions, this textbook. Includes narratives from patients
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
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Subject Health services accessibility -- United States.
Marginality, Social -- Health aspects -- United States.
Medically uninsured persons -- United States.
Medically Uninsured.
Delivery of Health Care.
Health Services Needs and Demand.
Insurance, Health.
Professional-Patient Relations.
Socioeconomic Factors.
United States.
Form Electronic book
Author Lindhorst, Taryn.
ISBN 0826105726 (electronic bk.)
9780826105721 (electronic bk.)