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Author McClellan, Frank M., author.

Title Healthcare and human dignity : law matters / Frank M. McClellan
Published New Brunswick, New Jersey : Rutgers University Press, [2020]
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Description 1 online resource (vii, 189 pages)
Series Critical issues in health and medicine
Critical issues in health and medicine.
Contents Healthcare and law : appreciating the need to protect human dignity -- Philosophical and legal conceptions of dignity : trusting your doctor -- Emergency care in America : law, morality and ethics "I'm nobody. who are you? Are you nobody too?" -- Professional bias, class bias, and power : emotional distress -- The love doctor : sex and gender bias : breach of trust and abuse of power -- Innovative therapy and medical experimentation : the maverick surgeon -- Introduction : perspectives on racism : "black people just don't understand"- the botched hysterectomy : race, healthcare, and human dignity -- Healthcare disparities as a lived experience : one family's story : unequal community access -- Catastrophic injuries : protecting and restoring human dignity -- Orthopedic health disparities : grappling with socioeconomic factors that affect health and healthcare -- Paying for healthcare costs : lessons from a 50-year-old government program called Medicare -- Health care and human dignity in a diverse and changing world the critical role of empathy, compassion and humility
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Notes Online resource; title from digital title page (viewed on December 13, 2019)
Subject Healthcare Disparities -- legislation & jurisprudence.
Health Services Accessibility -- legislation & jurisprudence.
Socioeconomic Factors.
Discrimination in medical care -- United States.
Minorities -- Health and hygiene -- United States.
Minorities -- Medical care -- United States.
Discrimination in medical care.
Minorities -- Health and hygiene.
Minorities -- Medical care.
United States.
United States.
Form Electronic book
ISBN 1978802994