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Dancing with Broken BonesPoverty, Race, and Spirit-filled Dying in the Inner City$
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David Wendell Moller

Print publication date: 2012

Print ISBN-13: 9780199760138

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: May 2015

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780199760138.001.0001

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Dying in the Public Hospital System

Dying in the Public Hospital System

Institutional Arrangements and Provider Perspectives

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Dancing with Broken Bones

David Wendell Moller

Oxford University Press

This chapter introduces County Health Services (CHS) as the only hospital that provides comprehensive care for the urban poor, undereducated, and racially diverse, and as an intellectual stimulating environment for students, interns, and residents as they further their medical knowledge and skills. It describes the public hospital system, from the services it offers to patients to the views of health-care providers in serving the poor throughout the dying process. It provides an overview of the most visited rooms and the hospital to the medical hierarchy prevalent in hospitals.

Keywords:   County Health Services, urban poor, undereducated, intellectual stimulating environment, public hospital system, health-care providers, dying process, medical hierarchy

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