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The paradox of hope : journeys through a clinical borderland

Author: Cheryl Mattingly
Publisher: Berkeley : University of California Press, ©2010.
Edition/Format:   Print book : State or province government publication : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Grounded in intimate moments of family life in and out of hospitals, The Paradox of Hope focuses on a group of African American families in a multicultural urban environment, many of them poor and all of them with children who have serious chronic medical conditions. Depicting the urban hospital as a border zone where race, class, and chronic disease intersect, Cheryl Mattingly describes communities of care that  Read more...
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Material Type: Government publication, State or province government publication
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Cheryl Mattingly
ISBN: 9780520267343 0520267346 9780520267350 0520267354
OCLC Number: 572735119
Description: xv, 268 pages ; 23 cm
Contents: The lobby --
Narrative matters --
Border trouble --
Widening the gap : the creation of a conflict drama --
Plotting hope --
Daydreaming : Captain Hook gets speech therapy --
Fleeting hope --
Narrative phenomenology and the practice of hope.
Responsibility: Cheryl Mattingly.

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Focuses on a group of African American families in a multicultural urban environment, many of them poor and all of them with children who have been diagnosed with serious chronic medical conditions.  Read more...

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