Helpers and Healers

Helpers and Healers

by Eleni Kohilakis


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Helpers and Healers features the success stories of immigrants receiving excellent medical care while highlighting the challenges and difficulties associated with receiving it. Often, these immigrants to the United States of America have been separated from family members without an advocate. This book provides them a voice by telling their stories-and creates a forum for them to express gratitude to health-care professionals who stepped up in their time of need. Eleni Kohilakis, a dual citizen of the United States and Greece, draws on her background and research to explore topics such as immigration policy, the Affordable Care Act, Social Security and Medicaid, and health care in other countries. The author's insights are complemented by firsthand accounts from immigrants as well as comments from health-care professionals. Learn about the importance of patient advocacy during care, social determinants of health, and the U.S. health-care restrictions that undocumented immigrants face.

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ISBN-13: 9781663210616
Publisher: Author Solutions Inc
Publication date: 10/27/2020
Pages: 86
Product dimensions: 5.50(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.21(d)

About the Author

Eleni Kohilakis is a graduate of Cornell University College of Agriculture and Life Sciences with a major in Biological Sciences, a concentration in Human Nutrition, and a minor in Business for the Life Sciences. As a result of her dual citizenship, shadowing experiences in New York hospitals, and visits to hospitals in Europe, she is ideally positioned to tell the stories of immigrants, both documented and undocumented, receiving medical care within the U.S. health-care system.

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