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Author Boswell, Gwyneth.

Title Women's minds, women's bodies : interdisciplinary approaches to women's health / edited by Fiona Poland and Gwyneth Boswell ; consulting editor, Jo Campling
Published Houndmills, Basingstoke, Hampshire ; New York, NY : Palgrave Macmillan, 2003


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Description xv, 258 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
Contents Introduction. Exploring women's health: differences, discourses and disciplines / Gwyneth Boswell and Fiona Poland -- 1. Images of women's health and healing: cultural prescription? / Victoria Harris -- 2. Disordered minds: women, men and unreason in thought, emotion and behaviour / Joan Busfield -- 3. Women and deliberate self-harm / Rosie Day -- 4. Women, drugs and alcohol / Jan Keene -- 5. Beyond health and beauty: a critical perspective on fitness culture / Roberta Sassatelli -- 6. Listening within: counselling women in awareness of the body / Judy Moore -- 7. Professional control or women's choice in childbirth? Is either possible? / Wendy Savage -- 8. Pregnant women and consent to treatment: from autonomy to state control and back again / Barbara Hewson -- 9. Long-term psychological effects of child sexual abuse / Gillian Oaker -- 10. Maternal depression and the needs of the child / Anne Greig and Dawn Gregory -- 11. Can women with learning disabilities access good health care? A case study of cervical screening / Christine Nightingale -- 12. Health policy and provision for maternity care in the United Kingdom in the twentieth century / Miranda Mugford and Alison Macfarlane -- 13. Ethnicity and inequalities in older women's health / Helen Cooper and Sara Arber -- 14. Discursive challenges: reproductive rights and women's well-being in developing countries / Catherine Locke. E$
Summary The most positive approaches to women's health frequently emerge from women's own endeavours to achieve physical and mental balance in their lives. Abandoning the artificiality of subject divides, this book engages with that ethos. Drawing on the experience of an interdisciplinary women's health initiative, Gwyneth Boswel and Fiona Poland l have assembled a formidable range of academic and professional experts in this highly accessible collection. Concepts of health are explored across disciplines which include psychology, law, history, health economics, nursing, counselling, social work and sociology
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 221-246) and indexes
Subject Women -- Health and hygiene -- Psychological aspects.
Women -- Health and hygiene -- Sociological aspects.
Mind and body.
Clinical health psychology.
Women -- Mental health.
Women -- Health and hygiene.
Women's Health.
Author Campling, Jo.
Boswell, Gwyneth.
Poland, Fiona.
LC no. 2002026756
ISBN 0333919696