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Others are enshrined in the mystique of hospital practice . These are linked with
social expectations and medical assumptions about what a patient is and how
she should behave , and with concepts of purity , pollution and contamination .
The word ' patient itself derives from ' passivity ' ; the patient is someone to whom
something is done . As I observed interaction in a labour ward in a British
maternity hospital I noticed that midwives were most satisfied with the
management of ...
verbal attack on the patient who questions his judgment with threats that unless
she relies on him she is endangering her baby ... The husbands of maternity
patients who want to be involved in the birth can also increase the doctor ' s
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A leading social anthropologist examines what being a mother means to a woman as a person, using examples from societies all over the world, and concludes that a great deal of what we call "maternal ... Read full review
Mothercraft or Motherhood?
The Motherhood Trap
Mothers in the Social System
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Ethics and Human Reproduction: A Feminist Analysis
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Don't Blame Mother: Mending the Mother-daughter Relationship
Paula J. Caplan
Snippet view - 1989