The Woman Patient

Medical and Psychological Interfaces. Volume 1: Sexual and Reproductive Aspects of Women’s Health Care

  • Malkah T. Notman
  • Carol C. Nadelson

Part of the Women in Context book series (WICO)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xii
  2. Malkah T. Notman, Carol C. Nadelson
    Pages 1-7
  3. Wilma Scott Heide
    Pages 9-19
  4. Emanuel A. Friedman
    Pages 55-71
  5. Maureen Finnerty Turner, Martha H. Izzi
    Pages 107-122
  6. Carol C. Nadelson, Malkah T. Notman, Jean Gillon
    Pages 123-130
  7. Ruth W. Lidz
    Pages 131-136
  8. Miriam D. Mazor
    Pages 137-160
  9. Carol C. Nadelson
    Pages 173-179
  10. Gay Guzinski
    Pages 181-202
  11. Ann B. Barnes, Caroline B. Tinkham
    Pages 203-215
  12. Sigrid Lemlein Tishler
    Pages 233-246
  13. Malkah T. Notman
    Pages 247-255
  14. Eileen B. Kahan, Elizabeth B. Gaskill
    Pages 257-269
  15. Robert M. Goldwyn
    Pages 271-280
  16. Carol C. Nadelson
    Pages 281-292
  17. Maj-Britt Rosenbaum
    Pages 293-302
  18. Elaine Hilberman
    Pages 303-322
  19. Johanna F. Perlmutter
    Pages 323-335
  20. Pauline B. Bart, Marlyn Grossman
    Pages 337-354
  21. Back Matter
    Pages 355-363

About this book


This volume presents the knowledge, views, and experiences of ex­ perts in the fields of health care that are particularly important to women. Not all of the authors agree on all of the issues, but all share the same concerns about women's health and recognize the impor­ tance of providing information to enable women to become active par­ ticipants in the health care partnership. The idea for the book evolved from our own work in the field of women's health care. The positive responses we received to several papers and presentations based on our experiences and addressed to patients, physicians, and other health care professionals indicated that there is a growing need for open discussion of women's health care issues as well as a need for developing and implementing new and better ways of dealing with these issues. We were further motivated by the repeated failure of the health care community to integrate new insights and information (that frequently contradict older, established beliefs and practices) into current health planning, education, and practice.


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Editors and affiliations

  • Malkah T. Notman
    • 1
    • 2
  • Carol C. Nadelson
    • 1
    • 2
    • 3
  1. 1.Beth Israel HospitalBostonUSA
  2. 2.Harvard Medical SchoolBostonUSA
  3. 3.Medical Student Education, Department of PsychiatryBeth Israel HospitalBostonUSA

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