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Adding Insult to Injury

(Mis) Treating Homeless Women in Our Mental Health System

Laura Huey (author) Rose Ricciardelli (author)

ISBN: 9781626375611

Publication Date: Sep 2016

Format: Hardback

Despite widespread recognition that the majority of homeless women suffer from severe mental and emotional trauma, our healthcare system has essentially left them untreated–other than to mask their symptoms with psychiatric drugs. Why? And what can be done about it? Addressing this issue, Laura Huey and Rose Ricciardelli not only present an integrated analysis of the ways that the system is failing homeless women, but also propose a sensible alternative to the status quo.
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Despite widespread recognition that the majority of homeless women suffer from severe mental and emotional trauma, our healthcare system has essentially left them untreated–other than to mask their symptoms with psychiatric drugs. Why? And what can be done about it?

Addressing this issue, Laura Huey and Rose Ricciardelli not only present an integrated analysis of  the ways that the system is failing homeless women, but also propose a sensible alternative to the status quo.
Pages 171
Dimensions 229 x 152
Date Published 30 Sep 2016
Publisher Lynne Rienner Publishers
Subject/s Social issues & processes   Social services & welfare, criminology   Homelessness   Mental health services   Poverty & unemployment  
Laura Huey is associate professor of sociology at the University of Western Ontario, USA. She is author of Negotiating Demands: The Politics of Skid Row Policing and Invisible Victims: Homelessness and the Growing Security Gap.

Rose Ricciardelli is assistant professor of sociology at Memorial University, USA.

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