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Dancing with Broken Bones – Poverty, Race, and Spirit-filled Dying in the Inner City - Oxford Scholarship Online
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Dancing with Broken Bones: Poverty, Race, and Spirit-filled Dying in the Inner City

David Wendell Moller


This book gives voice and face to a vulnerable and disempowered population whose stories often remain untold: the urban dying poor. Drawing on complex issues surrounding poverty, class, and race, the book illuminates the unique sufferings that often remain unknown and hidden within a culture of broad invisibility. The book demonstrates how a complex array of factors, such as mistrust of physicians, regrettable indignities in care, and inadequate communication among providers, patients, and families, shape the experience of the dying poor in the inner city. This book challenges readers to look ... More

Keywords: urban dying poor, mistrust of physicians, indignities in care, inadequate communication, inner city

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2012 Print ISBN-13: 9780199760138
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: May 2015 DOI:10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780199760138.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

David Wendell Moller, author
Director of Medical Humanities, School of Medicine, University of Missouri-Kansas City