All God's Mistakes: Genetic Counseling in a Pediatric Hospital

All God's Mistakes: Genetic Counseling in a Pediatric Hospital

By: Charles L. Bosk (author)Hardback

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In one case after another, Charles L. Bosk reveals the process by which parents, physicians and other health professionals come to guide decisions about pregnancies. A story of both extraordinary drama and ordinary routine, this is a pioneering case study of authority and control in a pediatric hospital, showing how genetic counselors work with colleagues and with parents to be, and how they deal with their powerlessness to control life-and-death decisions that they must address.


Acknowledgments Introduction 1: Invitation to Ethnography 2: The Doctor-Patient Relationship in Clinic: Routine Work 3: Counseling as a Mop-Up Service 4: Baby Doe before Regulations 5: The Boundaries of Care 6: Autonomy's End: Toward the Future 7: A Twice-Told Tale of Witnessing References Index

Product Details

  • ISBN13: 9780226066813
  • Format: Hardback
  • Number Of Pages: 222
  • ID: 9780226066813
  • weight: 452
  • ISBN10: 0226066819

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