Exploring the Dirty Side of Women's Health
Edited by Mavis J. Kirkham
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Exploring the Dirty Side of Women's Health by Mavis J. Kirkham
Book DescriptionIn this book, a team of international contributors examine bodies, leakage and boundaries, illuminating the contradictions and dilemmas in women's healthcare. Using the concept of pollution, this book highlights how women and health issues are categorised, and health workers and women are confined to roles and places defined as socially appropriate. The book explores in-depth current and historical practices, such as: * childbirth and midwifery practice * policies and social practices around breastfeeding * gynaecological nursing, female incontinence and sexually transmitted infections * miscarriages and termination of pregnancy. Addressing things out of place, from the idea of 'dirty work' to feeling 'dirty', from diagnoses that disrupt our self-image to beliefs and practices which undermine health service provision, this book uses the contradictions in our thinking around pollution and power to stimulate thinking around women's health.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780415383240
(234mm x 156mm x 23mm)
Publisher: Taylor & Francis Ltd
Publish Date: 1-Sep-2006
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
Books By Author Mavis J. Kirkham
Midwife-Mother Relationship, Paperback (September 2010)
Covering completely new topics areas, including the effects of emotional labour, poverty and health policy, the new edition of this ground-breaking text brings together classic and current research to establish key tenets for maternity care within hospital and home. It remains the definitive guide to the complex area of midwife-mother relations.
Exploring the Dirty Side of Women's Health, Paperback (September 2006)
Using the concept of pollution, this book highlights how women and health issues are categorised, and health workers and women are confined to roles and places defined as socially appropriate. It explores practices, such as childbirth and midwifery, social practices around breastfeeding, miscarriages and termination of pregnancy, and more.
Informed Choice in Maternity Care, Paperback (August 2004)» View all books by Mavis J. Kirkham
Brings together key research in the ward and provides a forum for the concerns of all involved. Contributors are drawn from a wide range of perspectives, including service users, lay support groups, midwives, social scientists, obstetricians, nursing and law. This book is timely and topical and covers a number of current debates.
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Author Biography - Mavis J. Kirkham
Mavis Kirkham is Professor of Midwifery at the University of Sheffield. Here current research interests are in why midwives leave the service, and why some of them stay. She has edited three other books in the field.
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