By Barbra Mann Wall

ISBN-10: 081354940X

ISBN-13: 9780813549408

ISBN-10: 081357644X

ISBN-13: 9780813576442

In American Catholic Hospitals, Barbra Mann Wall chronicles adjustments in Catholic hospitals throughout the 20th century, lots of that are emblematic of traits within the American healthcare system.

Wall explores the Church's fight to guard its spiritual values. As health center leaders reacted to elevated political, financial, and societal secularization, they prolonged their spiritual ideas within the components of common healthiness care and adherence to the moral and spiritual Values in Catholic Hospitals, resulting in tensions among the Church, govt, and society. The ebook additionally examines the facility of women--as directors, Catholic sisters wielded major authority--as good because the gender disparity in those associations which got here to be run, for the main half, through males. Wall additionally situates those serious variations in the context of the altering Church coverage through the Sixties. She undertakes extraordinary analyses of the gendered politics of post-Second Vatican Council Catholic hospitals, in addition to the influence of social activities at the perform of medicine.

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