The Palgrave Handbook of Gender and Healthcare / Edition 2

The Palgrave Handbook of Gender and Healthcare / Edition 2

by E. Kuhlmann
     
 

ISBN-10: 0230230318

ISBN-13: 9780230230316

Pub. Date: 07/07/2010

Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan UK

This authoritative, state-of-the-art reference collection addresses the main issues and core debates related to gender and healthcare in one accessible volume. Mapping the field, and drawing together cutting-edge research on gender and healthcare, this essential guide to an area of increasing interest provides a critical overview of debates as well as practical

Overview

This authoritative, state-of-the-art reference collection addresses the main issues and core debates related to gender and healthcare in one accessible volume. Mapping the field, and drawing together cutting-edge research on gender and healthcare, this essential guide to an area of increasing interest provides a critical overview of debates as well as practical guidance on how to bring gender perspectives to the heart of international health policy, practice and research.

Providing and integrated and context-sensitive approach that focuses on men's and women's health, actor-centred and institutional approaches to healthcare, as well as to the needs of service users and professionals, this comprehensive and innovative overview examines both the developed and developing world, and explores intersections between gender and a wide range of social inequalities.

Divided into five parts this panoramic survey covers

The gendering of healthcare and policy

The social patterning of health by gender

Equity and access to healthcare

The organization and delivery of healthcare

Health professions and gender

Offering an impressive range of international world class expertise and insight, each chapter includes a chapter summary and an overview of key reading, making this Handbook an invaluable companion for a wide range of academics, researchers, practitioners and policy-makers.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780230230316
Publisher:
Palgrave Macmillan UK
Publication date:
07/07/2010
Edition description:
2nd ed. 2010
Pages:
482
Product dimensions:
6.40(w) x 9.30(h) x 1.20(d)

Table of Contents

Figures viii

Tables ix

Boxes x

Notes on Contributors xi

Introduction

Bringing Gender to the Heart of Health Policy, Practice and Research Ellen Kuhlmann Ellen Annandale 1

Part I Gendering Healthcare and Policy 19

1 Re-visiting Gender Justice in Health and Healthcare Sarah Payne Lesley Doyal 21

2 Gender Equality and International Health Policy Planning Shelly N. Abdool Claudia García-Moreno Avni Amin 36

3 Gender Equity and Health Sector Reforms in Low and Middle-income Countries Hilary Standing 56

4 Gender-sensitive Indicators for Healthcare Vivian Lin Helen L'Orange 72

5 Gender Assessment: European Health Research Policies Ineke Klinge 91

6 Gender and the Medicalization of Healthcare Susan E. Bell Anne E. Figert 107

Part II The Social Patterning of Health by Gender 123

7 Changing Gendered Patterns of Morbidity and Mortality Chloe E. Bird Martha E. Lang Patricia P. Rieker 125

8 Reproductive Regimes: Governing Gendered Bodies Elizabeth Ettorre Carol Kingdon 142

9 Coronary Heart Disease: Gendered Public Health Discourses Elianne Riska 158

10 Gender and Mental Health Joan Busfield 172

11 HIV/AIDS and Gender Leah Gilbert Terry-Ann Selikow 189

Part III Equity and Access to Healthcare 205

12 Gender and Help-seeking: Towards Gender-comparative Studies Kate Hunt Joy Adamson Paul Galdas 207

13 Gender Differences in Healthcare Utilization in Later Life Kakoli Roy Anoshua Chaudhuri 222

14 Men's Health and Well-being Toni Schofield 239

15 The Healthcare Needs of Gay and Lesbian Patients Jane Edwards 256

16 Mothers and Children: What Does Their Health Tell Us about Gender? Tulsi Patel 272

17 Gender, Health, Care and Place: Living in Rural and Remote Communities Ivy Lynn Bourgeault Rebecca Sutherns 287

Part IV Gendering the Organization and Delivery of Healthcare 303

18 The New Management of Healthcare: 'Rational' Performance and Gendered Actors Jim Barry Elisabeth Berg John Chandler 305

19 Old Age Care Policies: Gendering Institutional Arrangements across Countries Viola Burau Hildegard Theobald Robert H. Blank 321

20 Primary Prevention and Health Promotion: Towards Gender-Sensitive Interventions Petra Kolip 337

21 Gender and Maternal Healthcare Jane Sandall Cecilia Benoit Edwin van Teijlingen Sirpa Wrede Eugene Declercq Raymond De Vries 355

22 Women's Health Centres: Creating Spaces and Institutional Support Pat Armstrong 371

Part V The Professions as Catalyst of Gender-sensitive Healthcare 387

23 Women in the Medical Profession: International Trends Elianne Riska 389

24 Sex, Gender and Health: Developments in Medical Research Toine Lagro-Janssen 405

25 Gender Mainstreaming at the Cross-roads of Eastern-Western Healthcare Ling-fang Cheng Ellen Kuhlmann Ellen Annandale 421

26 Nursing: Globalization of a Female-gendered Profession Sirpa Wrede 437

Conclusion

Gender and Healthcare: The Future Ellen Annandale Ellen Kuhlmann 454

Index 470

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