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 and caregivers that will help readers understand and empathise with the poor, homeless, and other vulnerable populations affected by the safety net systemDiscusses various health issues, including: violence, chronic diseases, mental illness, victimisation, and substance abuse/addictionExamines overlaps in US public health, social work, nursing, and medical education Analyses the differences between the populations that depend on safety-net system providers and more advantaged populations that have access to the mainstream health care system
Publisher: Springer Publishing Co Inc
Number of pages: 416
Weight: 456 g
Dimensions: 229 x 152 x 23 mm
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