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Politics Of Women'S Health By Susan Sherwin

Politics Of Women'S Health by Susan Sherwin

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Examines the real world of women's health status and health-care delivery in different countries, and the assumptions behind the dominant medical model of solving problems without regard to social conditions. This book asks what feminist health-care ethics looks like if we start with women's experiences and concerns.

Politics Of Women'S Health Summary

Politics Of Women'S Health by Susan Sherwin

For four years this interdisciplinary group of scholars and practitioners, including physicians, lawyers, philosophers, and social scientists, collaborated closely on te development of these essays. The result is an examination of both the real world of women's health status and health care delivery in different countries, and the assumptions behind the dominant medical model of solving problems without regard to social conditions. The writing is also informed by some of the authors' own experiences with women's health issues: birth, menopause, major surgery, and providing care for mothers and grandmothers. Rather than focusing on types of medical interventions, The Politics of Women's Health asks what feminist health care ethics looks like if we start with women's experiences and concerns. It begins to unravel two key concepts of women's empowerment -- agency and autonomy -- that apply to all areas of concern to women.

About Susan Sherwin

Susan Sherwin is Professor of Philosophy and Women's Studies, Dalhousie University.

Table of Contents

CONTENTS

Acknowledgments

1 Introduction
Susan Sherwin with Voices from the Network

2 A Relational Approach to Autonomy in Health Care
Susan Sherwin

3 Situating Women in the Politics of Health
Margaret Lock

4 The Politics of Health: Geneticization Versus Health Promotion
Abby Lippman

5 Contested Bodies, Contested Knowledges: Women, Health, and the Politics of Medicalization
Kathryn Pauly Morgan

6 Agency, Diversity, and Constraints: Women and Their Physicians, Canada, 1850-1950
Wendy Mitchinson

7 Reflections on the Transfer of "Progress": The Case of Reproduction
Maria De Koninck

8 Anomalous Women and Political Strategies for Aging Societies
Margaret Lock

9 (Re)fashioning Medicine's Response to Wife Abuse
Marylynne Bell and Janet Mosher

10 Reframing Research Involving Humans
Francoise Baylis, Jocelyn Downie, and Susan Sherwin

References

About the Authors

Index

Additional information

GOR008658759
9781566396332
1566396336
Politics Of Women'S Health by Susan Sherwin
Used - Very Good
Paperback
Temple University Press,U.S.
1998-06-16
321
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