The Resource The death gap : how inequality kills, David A. Ansell, MD

The death gap : how inequality kills, David A. Ansell, MD

Label
The death gap : how inequality kills
Title
The death gap
Title remainder
how inequality kills
Statement of responsibility
David A. Ansell, MD
Creator
Author
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
We hear plenty about the widening income gap between the rich and the poor in America and about the expanding distance dividing the haves and the have-nots. But when detailing the many things that the poor have not, we often overlook the most critical their health. The poor die sooner. Blacks die sooner. And poor urban blacks die sooner than almost all other Americans. In nearly four decades as a doctor at hospitals serving some of the poorest communities in Chicago, David Ansell has witnessed the lives behind these devastating statistics firsthand. In 'The Death Gap', he gives a grim survey of these realities, drawn from observations and stories of his patients. While the contrasts and disparities in Chicago's communities are particularly stark, the death gap is truly a nationwide epidemic as Ansell shows, there is a thirty-five-year difference in life expectancy between the healthiest and wealthiest and the poorest and sickest American neighborhoods. It doesn't need to be this way; such divisions are not inevitable. Ansell calls out the social and cultural arguments that have been raised as ways of explaining or excusing these gaps, and he lays bare the structural violence the racism, economic exploitation, and discrimination that is really to blame. Inequality is a disease, Ansell argues, and we need to treat and eradicate it as we would any major illness. To do so, he outlines a vision that will provide the foundation for a healthier nation for all
Cataloging source
ICU/DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Ansell, David A
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
index present
LC call number
RA418.3.U6
LC item number
A57 2017
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
NLM call number
WA 546
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Social medicine
  • Equality
  • Poverty
  • Racism
  • Health
  • Health and race
  • Discrimination in medical care
  • Medical policy
  • Delivery of Health Care
  • Social Medicine
  • United States
Label
The death gap : how inequality kills, David A. Ansell, MD
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [195]-222) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Fire and rain: life and death in natural disasters
  • Mass incarceration, premature death, and community health
  • Immigration status and health inequality
  • Health care inequality.
  • The US health care system: separate and unequal
  • The poison pill: the Affordable Care Act
  • The cure.
  • Community efficacy and the death gap.
  • Community activism against structural violence
  • Observe, judge, act
  • Preface: one street, two worlds
  • American roulette.
  • American roulette
  • Structural violence and the death gap
  • Location, location, location
  • Perception is reality
  • The three Bs: beliefs, behavior, biology
  • Trapped by inequity.
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xviii, 235 pages
Isbn
9780226428154
Lccn
2016055405
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
System control number
  • (OCoLC)958779966
  • (OCoLC)ocn958779966
Label
The death gap : how inequality kills, David A. Ansell, MD
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [195]-222) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Fire and rain: life and death in natural disasters
  • Mass incarceration, premature death, and community health
  • Immigration status and health inequality
  • Health care inequality.
  • The US health care system: separate and unequal
  • The poison pill: the Affordable Care Act
  • The cure.
  • Community efficacy and the death gap.
  • Community activism against structural violence
  • Observe, judge, act
  • Preface: one street, two worlds
  • American roulette.
  • American roulette
  • Structural violence and the death gap
  • Location, location, location
  • Perception is reality
  • The three Bs: beliefs, behavior, biology
  • Trapped by inequity.
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xviii, 235 pages
Isbn
9780226428154
Lccn
2016055405
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
System control number
  • (OCoLC)958779966
  • (OCoLC)ocn958779966

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