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Dignity and Health

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In these hard times of global financial peril and growing social inequality, injuries to dignity are pervasive. "Indignity has many faces," one man told Nora Jacobson as she conducted interviews for this book. Its expressions range from rudeness, indifference, and condescension to objectification, discrimination, and exploitation. Yet dignity can also be promoted. Another man described it as "common respect," suggesting dignity's ordinariness, and the ways we can create and share it through practices like courtesy, leveling, and contribution.

Dignity and Health examines the processes and structures of dignity violation and promotion, traces their consequences for individual and collective health, and uses the model developed to imagine how we might reform our systems of health and social care.

With its focus on the dignity experiences of those often excluded from the mainstream--people who are poor, or homeless, or dealing with mental health problems--as well as on vulnerabilities like age or sickness or unemployment that threaten to make us all feel "less than," Dignity and Health recognizes dignity as a moral matter embedded in the choices we make every day.

Synopsis:

How dignity violation and dignity promotion affect individual and collective health

About the Author

Nora Jacobson is the author of In Recovery: The Making of Mental Health Policy, also published by Vanderbilt, and Cleavage: Technology, Controversy, and the Ironies of the Man-Made Breast.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780826518637
Publisher:
Vanderbilt University Press
Subject:
Health Care Delivery
Author:
Jacobson, Nora
Subject:
Delivery of Health Care
Subject:
Personhood
Subject:
Medical : Health Care Delivery
Subject:
Social Science : Human Services
Subject:
Political Science : Political Freedom & Security - Human Rig
Publication Date:
September 2012
Binding:
eBooks
Language:
English
Pages:
232

Related Subjects

Health and Self-Help » Health and Medicine » Medical Specialties
History and Social Science » Politics » Human Rights
History and Social Science » Sociology » General

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