Category Archives: Vulnerable populations

The Inverse Care Law and the ‘hard to reach’

In 1971 Scots doctor Julian Tudor Hart published his observation in the Lancet that the people who most need health services are the least likely to receive them: the inverse care law. Since then, as it turns out, this law … Continue reading

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Degradation Ceremonies-still my favourite lesson

As an undergrad Harold Garfinkel’s 1956 paper ‘Conditions of Successful Degradation Ceremonies’ captivated me. He talks about the court process as a ceremony that converts, through costume and custom, a person’s identity from free citizen, to prisoner or criminal. This … Continue reading

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