Mama Might Be Better Off Dead

Written By Laurie Kaye Abraham
Mama Might Be Better Off Dead
  • Publsiher : University of Chicago Press
  • Release : 10 May 2019
  • ISBN : 022662384X
  • Pages : 304 pages
  • Rating : 5/5 from 1 reviews
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Read or download book entitled Mama Might Be Better Off Dead written by Laurie Kaye Abraham which was release on 10 May 2019, this book published by University of Chicago Press. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle Format. Book excerpt: North Lawndale, a neighborhood that lies in the shadows of Chicago’s Loop, is surrounded by some of the city’s finest medical facilities, Yet, it is one of the sickest, most medically underserved communities in the country. Mama Might Be Better Off Dead immerses readers in the lives of four generations of a poor, African-American family in the neighborhood, who are beset with the devastating illnesses that are all too common in America’s inner-cities. Headed by Jackie Banes, who oversees the care of a diabetic grandmother, a husband on kidney dialysis, an ailing father, and three children, the Banes family contends with countless medical crises. From visits to emergency rooms and dialysis units, to trials with home care, to struggles for Medicaid eligibility, Laurie Kaye Abraham chronicles their access—or more often, lack thereof—to medical care. Told sympathetically but without sentimentality, their story reveals an inadequate health care system that is further undermined by the direct and indirect effects of poverty. Both disturbing and illuminating, Mama Might Be Better Off Dead is an unsettling, profound look at the human face of health care in America. Published to great acclaim in 1993, the book in this new edition includes an incisive foreword by David Ansell, a physician who worked at Mt. Sinai Hospital, where much of the Banes family’s narrative unfolds.

Mama Might Be Better Off Dead

Mama Might Be Better Off Dead
  • Author : Laurie Kaye Abraham
  • Publisher : University of Chicago Press
  • Release Date : 2019-05-10
  • Total pages : 304
  • ISBN : 022662384X
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Summary : North Lawndale, a neighborhood that lies in the shadows of Chicago’s Loop, is surrounded by some of the city’s finest medical facilities, Yet, it is one of the sickest, most medically underserved communities in the country. Mama Might Be Better Off Dead immerses readers in the lives of ...

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