Broken Limbs, Broken Lives

Broken Limbs, Broken Lives

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Shahaduz Zaman carried out anthropological fieldwork in an orthopedic ward in a large government teaching hospital of Bangladesh. The research shows that in contrast to the assumed universalism in biomedicine, biomedical practice is in fact a product of particular social conditions, and the hospital in which it takes place reflects the features of the society in which it is embedded. A shocking and humorous study, this work shows how medical practice takes shape in an under-staffed, under-resourced and under-financed hospital in a low-income country characterized by daily physical and structural violence. Shahaduz Zaman is a medical doctor, medical anthropologist, and literary writer.(Organogram of Health Ministry is included in the annex). At the top level, there are ... Apathy of the medical personnel who provide the services and a lack of adequate training and experience of the medical personnel do as well. Some of theanbsp;...

Title:Broken Limbs, Broken Lives
Author: Shahaduz Zaman
Publisher:Aksant Academic Pub - 2005

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