Improvising Medicine An African Oncology Ward in an Emerging Cancer Epidemic

ISBN-10: 0822353423

ISBN-13: 9780822353423

Edition: 2012

Authors: Julie Livingston

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InImprovised MedicineJulie Livingston tells the story of Botswana's only dedicated cancer ward, located in its capital city of Gaborone. This affecting ethnography follows patients, their relatives, and ward staff as a cancer epidemic emerged in Botswana. The epidemic is part of an ongoing surge in cancers across the global south; the stories of Botswana’s oncology ward dramatize the human stakes and intellectual and institutional challenges of an epidemic that will shape the future of global health. They convey the contingencies of high-tech medicine in a hospital where vital machines are often broken, drugs go in and out of stock, and bed space is always at a premium. They also reveal cancer as something that happensbetweenpeople. Serious illness, care, pain, disfigurement, and even death emerge as deeply social experiences. Livingston describes the cancer ward as a constellation of bureaucracy, vulnerability, power, biomedical science, mortality, and hope that shapes contemporary experience in southern Africa. Her ethnography is a profound reflection on the social orchestration of hope and futility in an African hospital, as well as the politics and economics of healthcare in Africa and of palliation and disfigurement across the global south.
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Book details

List price: $23.95
Copyright year: 2012
Publisher: Duke University Press
Publication date: 8/29/2012
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 248
Size: 6.25" wide x 9.25" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 1.034
Language: English

Preface
Acknowledgments
The Other Cancer Ward
Neoplastic Africa Mapping Circuits of Toxicity and Knowledge
Creating and Embedding Cancer in Botswana's Oncology Ward
Interlude: Amputation Day at Princess Marina Hospital
The Moral Intimacies of Care
Pain and Laughter
After ARVs, During Cancer, Before Death
Epilogue Changing Wards, Further Improvisations
Notes
Bibliography
Index
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