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The Structural Violence of Hyperincarceration — A 44-Year-Old Man with Back Pain

In this case study, George Karandinos and PISC scholar Philippe Bourgois use a compelling narrative to discuss structural violence, hyperincarceration, and their clinical impact on ex-convicts. While critiquing the current social policies and healthcare structures that make accessing healthcare difficult, the duo also take the opportunity to suggest possible changes to the system, and finish with a case follow-up.

 

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