Health Care Journalism

Health Care Journalism

by Diane Dakers
Health Care Journalism

Health Care Journalism

by Diane Dakers


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This timely book describes the details of three real case studies of investigative journalism about health care. Stories include journalists exposing wrongdoing by drug companies, neglect of dying patients in by hospice home-care providers, and lead-poisoning from drinking water in Flint, Michigan. Readers will gain an understanding of the research process, the ethical standards journalists must follow, and the perseverance required to confirm a story and affect change. Teacher’s guide available.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780778753506
Publisher: Crabtree Publishing Company
Publication date: 12/15/2018
Series: Investigative Journalism that Inspired Change
Pages: 48
Product dimensions: 7.40(w) x 9.30(h) x 0.30(d)
Lexile: 1080L (what's this?)
Age Range: 10 - 14 Years

Table of Contents

Chapter 1 Investigating Health 4

In-Depth Journalism

Finding Facts, Providing Proof

Health Care Journalism

Chapter 12 "Painkiller Profiteers" 12

A Lopsided Battle

Revealing the Truth

A Team Effort


Change-Making Journalism

Chapter 3 "At Death's Door" 22

Following the Story

Digging Through Data

The Human Element

Investigating Further

Change-Making Journalism

Chapter 4 "Unsafe at Any Level" 32

A Widespread Problem

Reviewing the Data

The Investigation Continues

Searching for Numbers

Change-Making Journalism

Conclusion 42

Bibliography 44

Further Reading 45

Glossary 46

Index 48

About the Author 48

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