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

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

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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