From sisters in habits to men in suits -- A "precarious" economic scene -- Religion, gender, and the public representation of Catholic hospitals -- Regardless of color, race, creed, or financial status -- Catholic hospitals and the federal government -- Harassed by strikes or threats of strikes -- Practical solutions to complicated problems -- "S" stands for "Sister," not "stupid."
In American Catholic Hospitals, Barbra Mann Wall chronicles changes in Catholic hospitals during the twentieth century. Wall explores the Church's struggle to safeguard its religious values. As hospital leaders reacted to increased political, economic, and societal secularization, they extended their religious principles in the areas of universal health care and adherence to the Ethical and Religious Values in Catholic Hospitals, leading to tensions between the Church, government, and society. Wall undertakes unprecedented analyses of the gendered politics of post-Second Vatican