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SBE 2020: Submission Detail

ID Number: 273
Title: The Relationship of American Values and Beliefs to 21st Century Health Practice and Health Care Policy
Lead Author: Clough, Allison J
Abstract: Abstract: This research explores the recent rapid changes in the health of Americans  particularly the rise in diabetes and obesity  and in the institutions charged with restoring or maintaining health. Beginning with a case report synthesized from several patients who presented to rural Arizona emergency rooms over the course of a year, this paper proposes a series of ethnographies designed to address questions raised by the occurrence of rare, highly lethal Fourniers gangrene among working poor diabetic women. Drawing subjects from a socioeconomic cross-section of Americans, researchers will observe daily life as well as patient-physician interactions and health related activities. Open-ended interviews will seek insight into beliefs and values concerning health, lifestyle, diet, obesity and diabetes, responsibility, health care and science. Researchers will triangulate results through interviews with significant members of respondents health support system, including physicians, employers, case workers and family. The results will be published as a series of essays or short reports, each addressing a different aspect of health and health care, and as a book. Exploring the nexus of values, beliefs and behaviors, this project will add fundamentally to the understanding of health and health care in the United States.
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