Dancing with Broken Bones Poverty, Race, and Spirit-Filled Dying in the Inner City

ISBN-10: 0199760136
ISBN-13: 9780199760138
Edition: 2011
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Book details

List price: $44.95
Copyright year: 2011
Publisher: Oxford University Press, Incorporated
Publication date: 4/13/2012
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 208
Size: 6.00" wide x 9.00" long x 0.50" tall
Weight: 0.748
Language: English

Dancing with Broken Bones gives voice and face to a vulnerable and disempowered population whose stories often remain untold: the urban dying poor. Drawing on complex issues surrounding poverty, class, and race, Moller illuminates the unique sufferings that often remain unknown and hiddenwithin a culture of broad invisibility. He demonstrates how a complex array of factors, such as mistrust of physicians, regrettable indignities in care, and inadequate communication among providers, patients, and families, shape the experience of the dying poor in the inner city. This book challenges readers to look at reality in a different way. Demystifying stereotypes that surround poverty, Moller illuminates how faith, remarkable optimism, and an unassailable spirit provide strength and courage to the dying poor. Dancing with Broken Bones serves as a rallying call forcompassionate individuals everywhere to understand and respond to the needs of the especially vulnerable, yet inspiring, people who comprise the world of the inner city dying poor.

Introduction: Revisiting Dancing with Broken Bones
Crossing the Tracks
Dying Poor: An Invisible World
Dying the Public Hospital System: Institutional Arrangements and Provider Perspectives
Courage Through Suffering: Snapshots of the Dying Poor
Triumph and Faith Through Harsh Reality and Personal Tragedy: Lucille Angel
Life on the Brink: Mr. and Mrs. Wheeler
A Conclusion: Conscious Listening, Mindful Presence-A Lesson Learned
Epilogue
An Urban Thoreau

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