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Broke: Patients Talk about Money with Their Doctor

Michael Stein


In this age of shortened office visits, doctors take care of their patients’ immediate needs and often elide their own personal histories. But as reflected in Broke, Michael Stein takes the time to listen to the experiences of his patients whose financial challenges complicate every decision in life they make. Stein asks his patients to tell him about their financial conditions not only to find out how to better treat them but also to bear witness to their very survival and the power of human resilience. Stein’s intimate vignettes capture these encounters, allowing his patients to offer profou ... More

Keywords: Doctors, Patients, Challenges, Financial, Survival, Resilience, Struggles, Poor, Poverty, Economic Hardship

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2020 Print ISBN-13: 9781469661148
Published to North Carolina Scholarship Online: January 2022 DOI:10.5149/northcarolina/9781469661148.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Michael Stein, author
Boston University

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