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This book provides an integrated, multidisciplinary approach to womenF s health. Historical, sociocultural, psychological and biophysiologica l aspects of women's development are woven together to provide a compl ete women-centered perspective of health. While several excellent book s in print provide information on diagnosis and treatment of women and address women's growth and development, Lewis and Bernstein strive to fill a void by marrying these perspectives. The book also offers a th orough investigation into the life cycle of women, and the roles of wo men as individuals and members of their communities and cultures.
Women across the life cycle: the maturational process/roles of women/the interaction of gender, class & race/etc.
|1||The Modern Health Care System and Gender Bias: The Historical and Ideological Context||3|
|2||The Traditional Model of Women's Growth and Development: A Deficiency Theory||18|
|3||Relational Psychology: A Reframing of the Strengths of Women||30|
|4||The Female Voice: Women's Ways of Knowing and Communicating||37|
|5||The Interaction of Gender, Class, and Race||45|
|7||The Reproductive Years||107|
|10||Women as Individuals||241|
|11||Women in the Context of their Family and Community: Implications for Public and Social Policy||260|
|12||The Global Context of Women's Health Care||284|
|13||Developing a New Model for the Care of Women||322|