All God's Mistakes: Genetic Counseling in a Pediatric Hospital / Edition 1

All God's Mistakes: Genetic Counseling in a Pediatric Hospital / Edition 1

by Charles L. Bosk
     
 

ISBN-10: 0226066819

ISBN-13: 9780226066813

Pub. Date: 09/28/1992

Publisher: University of Chicago Press

In one case after another, Charles L. Bosk reveals the process by which parents, physicians and other health professionals come to guide decisions about pregnancies. A story of both extraordinary drama and ordinary routine, this is a pioneering case study of authority and control in a pediatric hospital, showing how genetic counselors work with colleagues and with

Overview

In one case after another, Charles L. Bosk reveals the process by which parents, physicians and other health professionals come to guide decisions about pregnancies. A story of both extraordinary drama and ordinary routine, this is a pioneering case study of authority and control in a pediatric hospital, showing how genetic counselors work with colleagues and with parents to be, and how they deal with their powerlessness to control life-and-death decisions that they must address.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780226066813
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
Publication date:
09/28/1992
Series:
Women in Culture and Society Ser.
Edition description:
1
Pages:
222
Product dimensions:
5.50(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.90(d)

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments
Introduction
1: Invitation to Ethnography
2: The Doctor-Patient Relationship in Clinic: Routine Work
3: Counseling as a Mop-Up Service
4: Baby Doe before Regulations
5: The Boundaries of Care
6: Autonomy's End: Toward the Future
7: A Twice-Told Tale of Witnessing
References
Index

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