The Resource My body : women speak out about their health care, Marion Crook ; foreword by Sari Tudiver and Janice L. Nusbaum

My body : women speak out about their health care, Marion Crook ; foreword by Sari Tudiver and Janice L. Nusbaum

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My body : women speak out about their health care
Title
My body
Title remainder
women speak out about their health care
Statement of responsibility
Marion Crook ; foreword by Sari Tudiver and Janice L. Nusbaum
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
  • "I want to stay in charge of my health. I want to make the decisions." This is the overwhelming sentiment of all women who are looking for ways to find vital information about their health care choices. In other times and cultures, women were the healers and doctors of their communities, exchanging information and building on their knowledge. During the Middle Ages, however, much of the wisdom and health information that women had acquired became the property of a patriarchal scientific establishment that disregarded and neglected them. In many ways, this is still the case for women who need to obtain information crucial to their health. Is the modern medical community fulfilling their long-neglected needs? Are their health problems taken seriously? What would they like to change about this system?
  • My Body: Women Speak Out about Their Health Care is a provocative response to these questions as well as an acute examination of the tenuous role of women within today's health care system. Ms. Marion Crook, an esteemed health writer/researcher and community health care nurse, presents compelling interviews with women from various ethnic and socioeconomic backgrounds in the United States and Canada that explore; how they obtained medical information; their experiences using different kinds of medicine - western, alternative, ethnic based, or a combination thereof; their struggles to realize the role of health and illness in their lives. The author gives specific advice on how women can obtain not only useful health information but also respect and emotional support from a physician
  • From her years of nursing experience, Ms. Crook has extraordinary insight into the way in which women use or are used by the health care systems in the United States and Canada and projects what they can do to implement change in local health care facilities. This book will enable women of all ages and cultural backgrounds to educate and empower themselves in every aspect of their health care in order to establish an ideal medical community that thus far has eluded us. My Body: Women Speak Out about Their Health Care is essential reading for physicians and nurses, social workers, health science educators, and public health advocates, who need to hear and understand the growing concerns of women who want a responsible and responsive health care system
Cataloging source
DLC
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1941-
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Crook, Marion
Dewey number
610/.82
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
RA564.85
LC item number
.C76 1995
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
NLM call number
  • 1996 E-670
  • WA 309
NLM item number
C948m 1995
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  • Women
  • Women's health services
  • Women
  • Women's Health
  • Women's Health Services
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My body : women speak out about their health care, Marion Crook ; foreword by Sari Tudiver and Janice L. Nusbaum
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 285-291) and index
Contents
Women in the world of health and healing -- Women in medicine -- Different problems at different times -- Walls around us -- Walls around information -- Why doctors don't give health information -- Alternative practitioners -- The nature of quacks -- What women want from their doctors -- What women want from society -- The cost of health information -- Healing in different cultures -- Finding health information -- The ideal health information system -- Some examples of close-to-ideal centers -- What one woman can do -- The next generation
Extent
1 online resource (xxviii, 304 pages
Form of item
online
Other physical details
illustrations)
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)1036751382
Label
My body : women speak out about their health care, Marion Crook ; foreword by Sari Tudiver and Janice L. Nusbaum
Link
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 285-291) and index
Contents
Women in the world of health and healing -- Women in medicine -- Different problems at different times -- Walls around us -- Walls around information -- Why doctors don't give health information -- Alternative practitioners -- The nature of quacks -- What women want from their doctors -- What women want from society -- The cost of health information -- Healing in different cultures -- Finding health information -- The ideal health information system -- Some examples of close-to-ideal centers -- What one woman can do -- The next generation
Extent
1 online resource (xxviii, 304 pages
Form of item
online
Other physical details
illustrations)
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)1036751382

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