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Book Chat: “Health Care in Crisis: Hospitals, Nurses, and the Consequences of Policy Change”

Glasscock Book Chats is a new series offering an opportunity to hear faculty in affiliated programs discussing their recently published books.

Monday, October 28, 2019 | 12:30-2:00pm | GLAS 300

Join us for a discussion with Dr. Theresa Morris of her recent book Health Care in Crisis: Hospitals, Nurses, and the Consequences of Policy Change (NYU Press, 2018), which she worked on during her Internal Faculty Residential Fellowship at the Glasscock Center in 2015-2016.

What People Are Saying About "Health Care in Crisis"

"In this compelling in-depth ethnography, Morris captures what its like to work as a labor and delivery nurse at a public community hospital in uncertain times. The administrators, reeling from the effects of some penalizing policies of the Affordable Care Act, seek a corporate buyer to relieve the hospitals economic distress. Morris illustrates how interlocking changes in finances and policies result in overworked nurses and negatively impact the care of women and babies. Healthcare in Crisis clearly documents the need for a single-payer system that values patient-centered medical service providers." ~Wendy Simonds,Author of Hospital Land USA: Sociological Adventures in Medicalization

"Morris's detailed focus on hardworking individuals at one hospital shows in microcosm the difficult strains that plague our health care system writ large; as such, this book stands as a cautionary tale." ~CHOICE