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Healthcare in Motion: Immobilities in Health Service Delivery and Access

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Healthcare in Motion

Immobilities in Health Service Delivery and Access

Edited by Cecilia Vindrola-Padros, Ginger A. Johnson, and Anne E. Pfister

222 pages, 14 illus., biliog., index

ISBN  978-1-78533-953-0 $120.00/£85.00 Hb Not Yet Published (August 2018)

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“A beautifully conceived and delivered book.” • Margaret Grieco, Edinburgh Napier University


How does the need to obtain and deliver health services engender particular (im)mobility forms? And how is mobility experienced and imagined when it is required for healthcare access or delivery? Guided by these questions, Healthcare in Motion explores the dynamic interrelationship between mobility and healthcare, drawing on case studies from across the world and shedding light on the day-to-day practices of patients and professionals.

Cecilia Vindrola-Padros is a Research Associate in the Department of Applied Health Research, University College London, UK. Her recent publications on mobility include work on children seeking medical care.

Ginger A. Johnson is a Visiting Assistant Professor at Southern Methodist University. She has recently worked in West Africa, conducting Ebola-related research with the International Federation of the Red Cross. Her current research projects include addressing adolescent nutritional needs for the World Food Programme in Cambodia and ensuring social accountability for maternal and child health for UNICEF in Malawi.

Anne E. Pfister is Assistant Professor of Anthropology at the University of North Florida. Her research investigates how deaf youth and their families experience deafness in Mexico City by integrating sociocultural linguistic theory with biocultural medical anthropology analyses.

Subject: General Mobility Studies Medical Anthropology


Introduction: Healthcare in Motion: An Introduction
Cecilia Vindrola-Padros, Ginger A. Johnson, and Anne E. Pfister


Introduction: Healthcare and Differential Mobility Empowerments
Cecilia Vindrola-Padros

Chapter 1. “Stuck in Motion: Simultaneous Mobility and Immobility in Migrant Healthcare along the US/Mexico Border"
Heide Castañeda

Chapter 2. “It’s Too Risky to Leave the House:” Immigrant Policing and Health-related Mobility
Nolan Kline

Chapter 3. (Im)mobile Populations and Health Rights: Accessing the Healthcare System in Slovenia
Uršula Lipovec ńĆebron, Sara Pistotnik


Introduction: Mobility as a Resource in the Search for Care and Caring
Anne E. Pfister

Chapter 4. Fluid and Mobile Identities: Travel, Imaginaries, and Practices of Caregiving among Families of Deaf Children
Anne E. Pfister and Cecilia Vindrola-Padros

Chapter 5. Expansion of Czech Reproductive Medicine Engenders Egg Donor Social Mobility
Amy Speier

Chapter 6. Governing the Mobility of Health Workers across Borders: From Local to Global Policy Tools
Evgeniya Plotnikova


Introduction: Patient Navigation and Mobile Technologies of Care
Ginger A. Johnson

Chapter 7. (Im)Mobilities: HIV/AIDS and Voluntary Counseling and Testing (VCT) Services for Deaf Kenyans
Alina Engelman

Chapter 8. Service-Learning Research Projects to Enhance the Information Accompanying Commonly Dispensed Medicines on the Phelophepa Health Care Trains
Sunitha C. Srinivas and Sharli A. Paphitis

Chapter 9. Community-led Peer Advocacy for Transgender Healthcare Access in the Southeastern United States: The Trans Buddy Program
E. Kale Edmiston

Chapter 10. Leading Health in Myanmar’s Smartphone Revolution
Perrie Briskin and Sara Lucía Gallo

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