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Author Ostrach, Bayla, author.

Title Health policy in a time of crisis : Abortion, austerity, and access / Bayla Ostrach
Published New York ; London : Routledge, Taylor & Francis Group, 2017
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Description 1 online resource (xii, 189 pages) : illustrations
Series Advances in Critical Medical Anthropology
Advances in critical medical anthropology.
Contents People, policy, and practice -- Catalunya, crisis and cuts -- Uneasy collaboration -- Las Does (The Women) -- Confronting obstacles
Summary This timely book examines a fundamental international issue in health care access: the gap between codified policy-including health laws that guarantee access to particular kinds of health care as a human right, right of citizenship, or right of residence-and the actual ability of people to receive the supposedly guaranteed health services. The author-draws on her extensive fieldwork at an abortion clinic in Catalonia, Spain, to reveal the diverse problems women, and other marginalized people, face in seeking health-care services;-examines the larger political-economic and cultural contexts of Catalonian society to show how women can and do overcome obstacles;-using the ethnography of the abortion clinic, analyzes the impact of economic crisis, and the resulting shifts in cultural and political identities, on women's and providers' perceptions of proper access to public health services;-looks beyond Spain-to Europe, the U.S. and elsewhere-to the global problem regarding the delivery of health care to powerless peoples
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 171-183) and index
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Subject Medical policy -- Spain -- Catalonia
Public health -- Spain -- Catalonia
Women's health services -- Spain -- Catalonia
Abortion, Legal.
Public Health.
Medical policy.
POLITICAL SCIENCE -- Public Policy -- Social Security.
POLITICAL SCIENCE -- Public Policy -- Social Services & Welfare.
Public health administration.
SOCIAL SCIENCE -- Anthropology.
Genre/Form Electronic books
Form Electronic book
ISBN 1315308649