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Record Nr.

UNINA9910540636003321

Autore

Spooner Mary Helen

Titolo

Cuban health car : Utopian dreams, fragile future / / Mary Helen Spooner and Steven Ullmann

Pubbl/distr/stampa

Lanham, Maryland : , : Lexington Books, , 2014

©2014

ISBN

0-7391-7604-8

Descrizione fisica

1 online resource (153 pages)

Disciplina

254

Soggetti

Medical care - Cuba

Communism - Cuba

Electronic books.

Lingua di pubblicazione

Inglese

Formato

Materiale a stampa

Livello bibliografico

Monografia

Note generali

Description based upon print version of record.

Nota di bibliografia

Includes bibliographical references and index.

Nota di contenuto

Contents; Introduction; Chapter One: Medical Histories; Chapter Two: Infrastructure and Shortages; Chapter Three: Women and Children; Chapter Four: Aging and Youth: A Cuban Dilemma; Chapter Five: Cuban Medical Training; Chapter Six: Research and Pharmaceuticals: "Necessity is the Mother of Invention"; Chapter Seven: Medical Diplomacy, Medical Services; Conclusions: Facing the Future; Appendix 1: Cuban Doctors' Open Letter to Raul Castro, Which Began Circulating in September 2012; Appendix 2: A Cuban Medical Timeline; Selected Bibliography; Index.

Sommario/riassunto

Cuba's health care system has been the subject of much attention and debate while revealing jarring contrasts: hospitals lack supplies while Cuba's overseas medical missions generate good will towards the Castro government. As officials make cutbacks amid reported outbreaks of infectious diseases, what does the future hold for Cuban health care?