Needless Suffering: How Society Fails Those with Chronic by David Nagel

By David Nagel

pointless ache bargains a sociological exam of a posh clinical challenge: power discomfort and the lack of medical professionals and different well-being pros to appreciate and deal with it of their sufferers.

People in discomfort, writes Dr. David Nagel, are the bad of the clinical global. just like the bad, they're stigmatized and left on the mercy of robust social actors who are likely to paintings of their personal self-interest, often on the rate of these they suggest to serve. This leaves those that undergo with little regulate over their very own destinies and creates a dysfunctional establishment that harms rather than is helping.

Drawing on his personal adventure witnessing his mother’s power soreness and various medical tales from over thirty years’ services as a discomfort administration professional, Nagel appears first at sufferers, their households, and their medical professionals (usually now not informed in ache management), after which broadens his canvas to complicated a soreness energy constitution that incorporates the total healthcare group, insurers, legal professionals, executive regulators, employers, politicians, legislation enforcement businesses, and painkilling drugs.

Concluding with concrete reforms to create greater and compassionate soreness care, this ebook is designed for ache sufferers and their households, healthcare companies, legislators and different public policymakers, judges, own damage and different legal professionals, insurers, executive regulators, legislations enforcement group of workers, and healthiness care businesspeople.

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