Women and the Health Care Industry: An Unhealthy Relationship?
"...health visitors, as a predominantly female profession working primarily with women, should welcome its healthy scepticism and questioning of modern medicine, especially if we support the book's avowed goal of empowering both ourselves as women and our clients." - Health Visitor "Peggy Foster has certainlywritten an ideal book for anyone wanting an introduction to the political aspects of women's health issues." - Health Matters"Through well researched and documented chapters, Foster carefully pursues her main theme, that in a variety of ways and in many areas of their lives, women are being misled and exploited by healthcare providers...Foster has made a valuable contribution, through this book, to the debate on the role and limits of medicine." - Medical Sociology News "...a wide-ranging and clearly written review which will be very useful to teachers and students of women's health as a resource and guide to the literature...There is plenty here for other health workers with an interest in the wider issues of women's health care." - Public Health "This is a stimulating and thought-provoking book for any nurse working in the health service." - Nursing Review "Iwas delighted to have the opportunity to review this excellent new text which will make an invaluable contribution to the field." - Journal of Gender Studies "...provocative and confrontational."- Social Sciences in Health "A well balanced examination of the changing health-care services and theireffects on women as consumers." - Change
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