People Living with HIV in the USA and Germany A Comparative Study of Biographical Experiences of Chronic Illness

Lauren Kaplan illuminates the problematic issues in the life experiences of people living with HIV. She focuses on the challenges embedded in social policy such as access, cost and availability of quality medical care as well as immigration policies, which can restrict the freedom of people to trave...

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Main Author: Kaplan, Lauren
Corporate Author: SpringerLink (Online service)
Format: eBook
Language:English
Published: Wiesbaden Springer Fachmedien Wiesbaden 2014, 2014
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Collection: Springer eBooks 2005- - Collection details see MPG.ReNa
Summary:Lauren Kaplan illuminates the problematic issues in the life experiences of people living with HIV. She focuses on the challenges embedded in social policy such as access, cost and availability of quality medical care as well as immigration policies, which can restrict the freedom of people to travel, work, and live in different nations and regions. Another focus are stigma, discrimination as well as existential struggles of identity, meaning, and reality. By engaging in a transnational comparison, the author identifies areas of strength and weakness in domestic U.S. policy as compared to social policies in Germany.  Contents Financial Freedom and Autonomy Stigma: Appearance, Privacy, and Visibility Migration Experiences: Asylum Seeker Social Policy and Barriers to U.S. Travel Reversal of Agency: Denial and the Construction of Alternate Reality Target Groups Researchers and students from the fields of sociology, public health, and psychology Practitioners and policy makers in health care The Author Lauren Kaplan completed her doctoral dissertation at the Goethe University Frankfurt am Main. She is now a research officer in the Department of Social Policy and Intervention at Oxford University
Physical Description:XI, 244 p online resource
ISBN:9783658052676