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The Lives of Community Health Workers : Local Labor and Global Health in Urban Ethiopia.

Author: Kenneth Maes
Publisher: Florence : Taylor and Francis, 2016.
Series: Anthropology and global public health.
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Maes, Kenneth.
Lives of Community Health Workers : Local Labor and Global Health in Urban Ethiopia.
Florence : Taylor and Francis, ©2016
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Kenneth Maes
ISBN: 9781315400778 1315400774
OCLC Number: 965773057
Description: 1 online resource (189 pages).
Contents: Cover; Title; Copyright; Dedication; CONTENTS; List of Figures; Acknowledgments; List of Abbreviations Used in the Text; Introduction; The Labor and Lives of Community Health Workers; Morality, Power, and Policy-Relevant Research; Studying a CHW Program: A Methodological Overview; 1 Community Health Worker Payment and Participation in Addis Ababa's Alicha Millennium; The Global Sustainability Doctrine Meets Ethiopia; Pushing for Change or Following Directions?; Conclusion; 2 Becoming a Community Health Worker: A Biosocial and Historical Perspective; Transformations. At That Time, There Was a RevolutionAnother Life-Altering Infection; From Leprosarium to Antiretroviral Center of Excellence; Conclusion; 3 Some Assembly Required: Community Health Worker Recruitment and Basic Training; Recruiting CHWs; What If She Is Planning to Fly Abroad?; Don't Think That You Will Get Something; ... Except Mental Satisfaction; The Moral Economy of CHWs; Training Rituals; CHW Orientation and Training in Three Dimensions; Conclusion; 4 To Care and to Suffer: Community Health Work Amid Unemployment and Food Insecurity; Getting Close; Reconciliation; Confronting Death. Providing Good Care and Seeking Socioeconomic ProgressThere Is No Happiness with Me; I Brought Them into a Life They Don't Want; My Sadness Comes When I Have a Fight with My Husband; I Didn't Do Anything for Myself; The Social, Economic, and Emotional Impacts of Unpaid Community Health Work; 5 Where There Is No Labor Movement; How Can I Tell Sister Meheret?; Everybody Complained; Articulating a "We"; Legitimizing Self-Interest; CHW Labor Relations and Policy-Relevant Research; Conclusion; Conclusion: Listening to Community Health Workers: Recommendations for Action and Research. Recruit Strong CHWs and Provide Supportive SupervisionEmphasize the Humanity of Patients, Quality of Life, and Empathic Care; Build Solid Relationships across Social Dividing Lines; Finance the Creation of Secure CHW Jobs; Strengthen CHW Participation in Processes of Social Change; Conduct Better Research and More of It; United, Spider Webs Can Tie Up a Lion; References; Index.
Series Title: Anthropology and global public health.

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