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dc.creatorFox, Kenen
dc.date.accessioned2016-01-09T00:30:13Zen
dc.date.available2016-01-09T00:30:13Zen
dc.date.created2002en
dc.date.issued2002en
dc.identifier.bibliographicCitationTheoretical Medicine and Bioethics 2002; 23(6): 471-497en
dc.identifier.urihttp://worldcatlibraries.org/registry/gateway?version=1.0&url_ver=Z39.88-2004&rft_val_fmt=info:ofi/fmt:kev:mtx:journal&atitle=Hotep's+story:+exploring+the+wounds+of+health+vulnerability+in+the+US&title=Theoretical+Medicine+and+Bioethics+&volume=23&issue=6&spage=471-497&date=2002&au=Fox,+Kenen
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10822/1014394en
dc.description.abstractA wide variety of forms of domination has resulted in a highly heterogeneous health risk category, "the vulnerable." The study of health inequities sheds light on forces that generate, sustain, and alter vulnerabilities to illness, injury, suffering and death. This paper analyzes the case of a high-risk teen from a Boston ghetto that illuminates intersections between "race" and class in the construction of vulnerability in the US. Exploration of his "wounds" helps specify how large-scale social and cultural forces become embodied as individual experience of disparate health risk. The case demonstrates that health inequities would not occur if resources--employment, income, wealth, education, housing, profiling in the legal system, and health care--were more justly managed in keeping with standards outlined in the Universal Declaration of Human Rights. Professional responses to the "wounds of vulnerability" may reveal important aspects of who we are and what our work as scholars, practitioners, and advocates must become.en
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dc.sourceeweb:239498en
dc.subjectDeathen
dc.subjectEducationen
dc.subjectEmploymenten
dc.subjectFormsen
dc.subjectHealthen
dc.subjectHealth Careen
dc.subjectHuman Rightsen
dc.subjectIllnessen
dc.subjectRightsen
dc.subjectRisken
dc.subjectStandardsen
dc.subjectSufferingen
dc.subject.classificationPhilosophical Ethicsen
dc.subject.classificationInternational and Political Dimensions of Biology and Medicineen
dc.subject.classificationHealth Care for Indigentsen
dc.subject.classificationHealth Care for Minoritiesen
dc.subject.classificationHealth Care for Newborns and Minorsen
dc.titleHotep's Story: Exploring the Wounds of Health Vulnerability in the USen
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