HSS 2121 Lecture Notes - Lecture 14: Charlotte Perkins Gilman, The Yellow Wallpaper, Mourning Sickness
Chapter 5 witches and healers: women in medicine. At some points in history, disease, deviance, crime and sin were all one and the same thing (e. g. syphilis) The process of medicalization has paralleled the process of secularization (away from religious values) Portrayal of women in medicine and society: Stereotypes: the providers of most health care, the receivers of the most healthcare, the majority of paid health care workers, the majority of most unpaid health workers. Wo(cid:373)e(cid:374)(cid:859)s hc skills, e(cid:454)pertise ofte(cid:374) undermined by persistent sexist stereotypes (nurses sexually available) Midwives credentials questioned; pushback from oma on np (cid:858)cari(cid:374)g is just (cid:449)hat (cid:449)o(cid:373)e(cid:374) do(cid:859: http://www. youtube. com/watch?v=jxiogwcseru, for interest only: http://www. truthaboutnursing. org/faq/naughty_nurse. html. When midwives were applying for credentials it was taking too long, they thought that some of the obsign drs were not happy that there are people in their area. Now they have to do 4-year degree and shit. Nurse pra(cid:272)titio(cid:374)ers (cid:271)asi(cid:272)all(cid:455) a (cid:373)aster(cid:859)s degree i(cid:374) (cid:374)ursi(cid:374)g: can prescribe but very limited things.