Many Voices: Toward Caring Culture in Healthcare and Healing by Kathryn H. Kavanagh

Many Voices: Toward Caring Culture in Healthcare and Healing

EditorKathryn H. Kavanagh, Virginia Knowlden

Paperback | June 2, 2004

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Many Voices explores the relationships and the tensions at the intersection of caring in the context of health, and culture. As the social voices of diverse groups are increasingly acknowledged in healthcare, ideological frictions between goals of assimilation and of diversity and multiculturalism remain unsolved. Caring (or its opposite, neglect) mediates in health-related encounters in ways that are often described more rhetorically than realistically. Here are the issues as they are experienced.

About The Author

    Kathryn Hopkins Kavanagh is lecturer in sociology and anthropology at the University of Maryland. A mental health clinical nurse specialist and medical anthropologist, she has researched, presented, and published widely on issues around diversity/universality, multiculturalism, and ideological influences in healthcare.    Virginia ...

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Title:Many Voices: Toward Caring Culture in Healthcare and HealingFormat:PaperbackDimensions:328 pages, 9 × 6 × 0.8 inPublished:June 2, 2004Publisher:University of Wisconsin PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0299197646

ISBN - 13:9780299197643

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“A ground-breaking book that gives readers an insightful understanding of the interconnection between institutional culture and caring practice within the health-care system in the United States and beyond.”—Hispanic Outlook