The Paradox of Hope: Journeys through a Clinical Borderland

The Paradox of Hope: Journeys through a Clinical Borderland

by Cheryl Mattingly
     
 

ISBN-10: 0520267354

ISBN-13: 9780520267350

Pub. Date: 12/02/2010

Publisher: University of California Press

Grounded in intimate moments of family life in and out of hospitals, this book explores the hope that inspires us to try to create lives worth living, even when no cure is in sight. The Paradox of Hope focuses on a group of African American families in a multicultural urban environment, many of them poor and all of them with children who have been diagnosed

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Grounded in intimate moments of family life in and out of hospitals, this book explores the hope that inspires us to try to create lives worth living, even when no cure is in sight. The Paradox of Hope focuses on a group of African American families in a multicultural urban environment, many of them poor and all of them with children who have been diagnosed with serious chronic medical conditions. Cheryl Mattingly proposes a narrative phenomenology of practice as she explores case stories in this highly readable study. Depicting the multicultural urban hospital as a border zone where race, class, and chronic disease intersect, this theoretically innovative study illuminates communities of care that span both clinic and family and shows how hope is created as an everyday reality amid trying circumstances.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780520267350
Publisher:
University of California Press
Publication date:
12/02/2010
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
288
Sales rank:
1,318,754
Product dimensions:
5.90(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.80(d)

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Table of Contents

Prologue
Acknowledgments

1. The Lobby
2. Narrative Matters
3. Border Trouble
4. Widening the Gap: The Creation of a Conflict Drama
5. Plotting Hope
6. Daydreaming: Captain Hook Gets Speech Therapy
7. Fleeting Hope
8. Narrative Phenomenology and the Practice of Hope

Notes
References

Index

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