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The Resource Women and children in health care : an unequal majority, Mary Briody Mahowald

Women and children in health care : an unequal majority, Mary Briody Mahowald

Label
Women and children in health care : an unequal majority
Title
Women and children in health care
Title remainder
an unequal majority
Statement of responsibility
Mary Briody Mahowald
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
Although women and children comprise the majority of health caregivers and patients, they often do not receive equal treatment. This book addresses that discrepancy by focusing on health care issues that particularly affect women and children. Topics considered include gender stereotypes in medicine and in adolescent socialization, fertility curtailment and enhancement, coercive treatment during pregnancy, fetal tissue transplantation, decisions regarding newborns, decision-making by minors, the feminization of poverty and its impact on women's and children's health, and the meaning and role of "family" in health care decisions. Women and Children in Health Care examines these topics, often using actual cases to develop the analysis. The author describes a care-based model of reasoning while warning of its possible use as a rationale for exploitation of women in the context of health care. Different versions of feminism are explained and applied to different issues, with the author advocating an egalitarian perspective that involves the use of one's power to empower others. Health care approaches that affect the lives of women and children are some of the most controversial yet genuinely humanitarian issues facing society today. Because of the timeliness of the topics covered and the depth of detail, this book is necessary reading for all those interested in bioethics, health care, women, and children
Cataloging source
DNLM/DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Mahowald, Mary Briody
Dewey number
  • 362.1/98
  • 362.10973
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
RA564.85
LC item number
.M35 1993
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
NLM call number
WA 300
NLM item number
M216w 1993
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Women's health services
  • Child health services
  • Child Health Services
  • Socioeconomic Factors
  • Sociology, Medical
  • Women's Health Services
  • Gezondheidszorg
  • Vrouwen
  • Kinderen
  • Frau
  • Medizinische Versorgung
  • Feminismus
  • Gesundheitswesen
  • Marginalität
  • Kind
Label
Women and children in health care : an unequal majority, Mary Briody Mahowald
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and indexes
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
25676148
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
xxii, 281 pages
Isbn
9780195063462
Isbn Type
(alk. paper)
Lccn
92012912
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)25676148
Label
Women and children in health care : an unequal majority, Mary Briody Mahowald
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and indexes
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
25676148
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
xxii, 281 pages
Isbn
9780195063462
Isbn Type
(alk. paper)
Lccn
92012912
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)25676148

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