After a Fall: A Sociomedical Sojourn by Laurel Richardson

By Laurel Richardson

For well known sociologist and author Laurel Richardson, a damaged foot ended in a month as a sufferer in a longer care facility. during this compelling description of her lived adventure in a single of those associations, she addresses key questions of health and wellbeing supply and behaviour: nurses who could be angelic or merciless, institutional regulations frequently based to maximise source of revenue over care, and sufferers whose habit usually doesn't replicate the severity in their situation. She issues to inequality of therapy of sufferers of other ethnicities, genders, and periods, and to an underclass of future health workers—often terrible immigrants—whose personal own and familial difficulties replicate these in their sufferers. Enfolded in a charming narrative of existence within the facility, Richardson’s e-book is a revealing literary autoethnography designed for social scientists, health and wellbeing care pros, and scholars alike.

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My grip on the calendar seems to be loosening. The gift is wrapped in purple-glittery paper with a little silver ornament upon which Cheryl has penned my name. ” Cheryl beams. Inside the wrapping is a fleece blanket with Navajo patterns in Sedona colors. 38 Laurel Richardson “Perfect,” I say. “Everything’s right where it’s supposed to be,” Cheryl says. This is her signature attitude towards life. ” Brooke asks. Without waiting for an answer, she tidies me under the blanket. “I’ve got the new brakes,” Gunther is at the door.

Glad to hear that,” I say. Akiva plays air-cello. ” I ask. “Good. ” Five years ago, I bought Akiva a student cello. He rapidly progressed through chamber strings, quartets, and cadet orchestra until, at fifteen, he refused to audition for the symphony’s youth orchestra. “It isn’t fun,” he said. “Everyone is too serious. ” For the next two years, although he took expensive lessons with a “tiger-teacher,” he practiced less and less. “I don’t want to be around musicians,” he ranted. “They’re 60 Laurel Richardson always in their heads listening to music.

There were no textbooks and precious little research, other than treating “sex” as a variable in statistical studies. ” Vastly different ideas were held by students, ideas they were 54 Laurel Richardson passionate about. My teaching strategies (such as the “talking stick,” small group discussions, topics proposed by students) rewarded civil exchange of the ideas in the classroom, and allowed me to teach sociological theory and research methods relevant to their study interests. For me, teaching discussion classes is how I imagine I would perform as a courtroom defense lawyer.

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