Gender, work, and medicine

women and the medical division of labour

Author: Elianne Riska,Katarina Wegar

Publisher: Sage Publications Ltd

ISBN: 9780803989023

Category: Medical

Page: 196

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Even though the proportion of female doctors is rising, continued constraints are placed on women in the health professions. A critical assessment of the division of labor in medicine, Gender, Work, and Medicine reveals the centrality of gender divisions both between and within the individual medical and health professions. Drawing on accounts from different countries and a wide range of such professional groups as doctors, nurses, and midwives, the contributors examine the extent to which the division of labor is changing and the effects of such changes on the status of women within the health professions. This broad-ranging book will be invaluable reading for students and lecturers in the medical professions, medical sociology, and gender studies. "The audience for this book is medical sociologists, policy makers and planners concerned with health work-force issues, and those who would encourage the professional development of women. The studies in this book not only contribute to empirical knowledge of sex as a factor in the division of labor in medicine, but also challenge existing sociological approaches to the study of professionals." --The New England Journal of Medicine "Gender, Work, and Medicine, edited by Elianne Riska and Katarina Wegar, addresses a void in the literature on the changing character of the medical profession and examines the gendered division of labor in various countries. . . . This book is a substantial contribution to the literature on the organization of work within and between health-care occupations. Wegar's provocative concluding essay places the diverse chapters in a broader theoretical framework. . . . Gender, Work, and Medicine is a valuable resource for anyone studying organizations and occupations or medical sociology, as well as those focusing more generally on gender stratification. The book contributes to a growing body of evidence indicating that researchers should not analyze the effect of organizational structures on the health professions in gender-neutral terms, and it is an excellent introduction to research on the complex social mechanisms affecting women's representation in health-care occupations." --Contemporary Sociology

Health Professions and the State in Europe

Author: Terry Johnson,Gerry Larkin,Mike Saks

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1134844522

Category: Health & Fitness

Page: 256

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Many professions today are in a state of transition, with changes being imposed on them by governments and other agencies. Focusing on this theme of change Health Professions and the State in Europe explains and illuminates the specific relationship between health professions and the state. The editors and contributors, all experts in the field, present an overview of the current situation in eight different countries in Europe, covering such topical issues as the impact on the health professions of market policies, performance and quality measures, and challenges to professional monopolies and expertise. With its international and comparative perspective, the book enhances our understanding of the interplay between health professions and the state in different national contexts.

Women and Science in India

A Reader

Author: Neelam Kumar

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

ISBN: 9780195697056

Category: History

Page: 351

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Transcript of papers presented in a seminar and articles previously published in several journals.

Reframing Women's Health

Multidisciplinary Research and Practice

Author: Alice Dan

Publisher: SAGE Publications, Incorporated

ISBN: 9780803957732

Category: Medical

Page: 432

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Taking a multidisciplinary approach, this book presents an insightful exploration of the theoretical and practical advances in women's health care. The opening part examines the various shapes that a new framework in women's health might take. Such issues as using the male experience as the norm, reducing women to merely reproductive entities, and promoting the notion of biological primacy are addressed. In the second part, contributors carry the argument for reframing women's health into the sociopolitical arena, looking at women in the Third World and at integrating women's health into health care reform. Part Three examines significant issues dealing with reproduction and sexuality, while Part Four focuses on the impact of violence and

Professions and the Public Interest

Medical Power, Altruism and Alternative Medicine

Author: Mike Saks

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 113497857X

Category: Medical

Page: 328

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The importance and influence of professions in public life has grown increasingly over the twentieth century but the question of whether they subordinate their own self-interests to the public interest has yet to be adequately researched within a major sociological perspective. In Professions and the Public Interest Mike Saks develops a theoretical and methodological framework for assessing professional groups in Western society. The empirical applicability of this framework is demonstrated with particular reference to a novel case study of the response of the medical profession to acupuncture in the nineteenth and twentieth centuries. Professions and the Public Interest will be of great interest to all lecturers and students of social policy, sociology, and medical sociology as well as to professional groups and their members.

Decision-Making in Midwifery Practice

Author: Maureen D. Raynor,Jayne E. Marshall,Amanda Sullivan

Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences

ISBN: 0702039764

Category: Medical

Page: 208

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The book looks at a broad perspective of decision making and each chapter focuses on a specific aspect related to making crucial decisions. Following an initial introduction the book explores the concept of autonomy and the many factors that influence autonomous practise. The role of knowledge in decision making, using evidence to inform decisions, as well as different approaches to decision making are also examined - including the traditional or rational approach, decision analysis and the development of professional judgement. Dilemmas arise when decisions are made and therefore ethical decision making is an important component of this book. Management decisions may be different from those related to giving specific care to women, hence one chapter focuses on making management decisions. Emphasis is also placed on the role of the midwife in helping women make their own decisions, the role of reflection in enhancing the decisions midwives make and the support midwives can receive from their Supervisor of Midwives. Flowcharts explain and facilitate the decision-making process. A very practical approach to decision-making in midwifery, with contributions from midwives who have considerable experience in this area Provides guidelines on how to achieve successful autonomous midwifery practice, enabling theory to be effectively applied to practice Includes coverage of management roles and decision-making as well as clinical scenarios, offering frameworks and flowcharts to guide the inexperienced Suggests different approaches to making difficult decisions

The Palgrave Handbook of Gender and Healthcare

Author: E. Kuhlmann,E. Annandale

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 1137295406

Category: Social Science

Page: 535

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An authoritative, state-of-the-art collection that brings together key experts to provide an overview of the field. This new paperback edition includes 3 new chapters on human resources and health, end-of-life care and complementary and alternative medicine as well as thorough updates to the introduction and conclusion.

Nursing in Context

Policy, Politics, Profession

Author: Michael Traynor

Publisher: Macmillan International Higher Education

ISBN: 1137152958

Category: Medical

Page: 184

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Nursing in Context introduces the most important topics and debates for today's nurses and does this with a combination of readability, wit, criticality and sophistication demanded by degree-level students. Providing a critical historical and political insight into the issues that affect nurses - including professional regulation, the 'crisis of care', NHS restructures, whistle-blowing and poor performance – this book explores the development of key concepts in modern professional practice, so that they are more than just buzzwords to be learned and remembered. Drawing on the author's research in nursing and healthcare over the past twenty years, the text offers real-life examples of how politics, policy and practice interact, and ends with a positive picture for the future of nursing from trusted leaders of the profession. Nursing in Context provides students with a graduate-level understanding of what it means to be a nurse today. It is an ideal resource for studying professional issues.

Information Sources in the Social Sciences

Author: David Fisher,Sandra P. Price,Terry Hanstock

Publisher: K G Saur Verlag Gmbh & Company

ISBN: 9783598244391

Category: Reference

Page: 511

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This evaluative guide to social science information sources covers each of the areas that make up the social sciences. It will appeal to those studying and teaching social sciences and its component subjects. Contents include: A general guide to the literature of the Social Sciences General Social Science Information Sources Anthropology; Economics Education Human Services Law/Criminology Political Science Psychology Public administration Bibliographies And much more