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Some practices are technologically and empirically based. 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 ...
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 a ...
In hospital he also enters a total institution which dictates his own behaviour
rigidly— how long he can reasonably spend with each patient, for example, or
whether Sister will disapprove of him sitting on a patient's bed, and sometimes
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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