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My Body
     

My Body

by Marion Crook, Janice L. Nusbaum (Foreword by), Sari Tudiver (Foreword by)
 
This book is a provocative response to questions as well as an acute examination of the tenuous role of women within today's health care system. The author 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

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This book is a provocative response to questions as well as an acute examination of the tenuous role of women within today's health care system. The author 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 also gives specific advice on how women can obtain not only useful health information but also respect and emotional support from a physician.

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Library Journal
Sometimes the worst healthcare decisions women make are simply the result of not having the appropriate information. Crook does an outstanding job of empowering women with the information needed to reverse this trend. She draws on interviews from Canadian and American women from various socioeconomic backgrounds who have traditionally left their health decisions up to professionals and now want to take an active role. The book has something for everyone. Contained are chapters on the historic view of women in medicine; problems of women at different stages of their lives; enlightening advice on signing presurgical forms (which can be problematic); and a delightful section on teaching children to be assertive toward medical professionals. The list of resources at the back enhances the book's usefulness. Not necessarily a cover-to-cover reader but an ideal decision-making tool to be picked up when needed. Recommended for health, academic, and public libraries.-Belinda Wise, formerly with Univ. of Farmingdale, N.Y.
Booknews
Interviews with women from the United States and Canada explore how they obtain medical information, their experiences using various kinds of medicine (such as Western, alternative, and ethnic-based), and how they see the role of health and illness in their lives. Offers specific advice for obtaining both useful health information and also respect and emotional support from physicians. Includes a list of health-related groups in the United States, Canada, and elsewhere. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780306449437
Publisher:
Da Capo Press
Publication date:
04/01/1995
Pages:
304
Product dimensions:
5.82(w) x 8.56(h) x 1.18(d)
Lexile:
1190L (what's this?)

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