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The Psychology of Women's Health and Health Care - Paula Nicolson

The Psychology of Women's Health and Health Care

By: Paula Nicolson (Editor), Jane M. Ussher (Editor), Jo Campling (Editor)

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Published: 18th June 1993
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The psychology of women's health is an area traditionally controlled by male-orientated scientists, psychologists and doctors. Women by definition have been unquestioningly seen and treated as deviant from the male norm. This model has been challenged by feminist historians and sociologists, but not by psychologists who seem to have implicitly accepted the medical models, and emphasized the pathology in women's behaviour and emotions. In this book, women's views and their experience of their own health and health care are taken seriously, and analyzed within a psychological and a feminist angle. It includes chapters from psychologists who work in research, teaching and practice. Paula Nicolson and Jane Ussher are co-editors of "Gender Issues in Clinical Psychology". Jane Ussher is the author of "The Psychology of the Female Body" and "Women's Madness: Mysogyny or Mental Illness".

List of Tables and Figures - Notes on the Contributors - Acknowledgements - List of Abbreviations - Introduction; P.Nicolson & J.Ussher - Towards a Psychology of Women's Health and Health Care; P.Nicolson - Reproductive Rhetoric and the Blaming of the Body; J.Ussher - Anorexia Nervosa: Displacing Universalities and Replacing Gender; H.Malson - Female Sexuality and Health; C.D.Baker - The Abortion Debate: An Analysis of Psychological Assumptions underlying Legislation and Professional Decision-Making; M.Boyle - Psychological Aspects of Infertility and Infertility Investigations; A.Woollett - Pregnancy and the Transition to Motherhood; J.Smith - Talking About Good Maternity Care in a Multicultural Context: A Discourse Analysis of the Accounts of Midwives and Health Visitors; H.Marshall - The Psychology of Lesbian Health Care; J.Burns - Women Psychologists in the Mental Health Professions: the Adventures of Alice; A.Douglas - Index

ISBN: 9780333539620
ISBN-10: 0333539621
Audience: General
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 274
Published: 18th June 1993
Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 21.59 x 13.97  x 1.65
Weight (kg): 0.37
Edition Number: 15