Women and Children in Health Care
An Unequal Majority
By (author) Mary Briody Mahowald
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Women and Children in Health Care by Mary Briody Mahowald
Book DescriptionWomen and Children in Health Care examines health care issues from an egalitarian perspective, focusing particularly on those that affect the lives of women and children. These are some of the most hotly debated, controversial, yet genuinely humanitarian issues of our time. They include gender stereotypes in medicine and in adolescent socialization, fertility curtailment and enhancement, coercive treatment during pregnancy, fetal tissue transplantation, and the meaning and role of "family" in health care decisions. Because of the timeliness of the topics discussed, and the depth of detail, this book will be necessary reading for all bioethicists, health-care analysts and policy-makers, and women's studies researchers.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780195108705
(234mm x 154mm x 17mm)
Imprint: Oxford University Press Inc
Publisher: Oxford University Press Inc
Publish Date: 9-May-1996
Country of Publication: United States
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This book deals with bioethical issues relevant to women across their life span. Gender justice is both the starting point and the end point of the author's egalitarian perspective. Implications of different positions on moral status are considered with regard to ethical decisions after birth as well as before birth.
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Author Biography - Mary Briody Mahowald
Mary Briody Mahowald is Professor in the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, and the College, and Assistant Director of the Center for Clinical Medical Ethics of the University of Chicago.
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