Close
Enter your search into one or more of the boxes below:
You can refine your search by selecting from any of the options below:
Search
Critical To Care: The Invisible Women in Health Services
Foyalty 155

Critical To Care: The Invisible Women in Health Services (Hardback)

£50.99
Usually despatched within 2 weeks.

Synopsis

Who counts as a health care worker? The question of where we draw the line between health care workers and non-health care workers is not merely a matter of academic nicety or a debate without consequences for care. It is a central issue for policy development because the definition often results in a division among workers in ways that undermine care. Critical to Care uses a wide range of evidence to reveal the contributions that those who provide personal care, who cook, clean, keep records, and do laundry make to health services. As a result of current reforms, these workers are increasingly treated as peripheral even though the research on what determines health demonstrates that their work is essential. The authors stress the invisibility and undervaluing of 'women's work' as well as the importance of context in understanding how this work is defined and treated. Through a gendered analysis, Critical to Care establishes a basis for discussing research, policy, and other actions in relation to the work of thousands of marginalized women and men every day.

LGBT & Gender StudiesGender studiesGender studies: womenMedical & VeterinaryMedicine: general issuesHealth systems & servicesPhilosophy, Psychology & Social SciencesSocial groupsPhilosophy, Psychology & Social SciencesSociologySociology: work & labour Publisher: University of Toronto Press Publication Date: 01/06/2008 ISBN-13: 9780802093332  Details: Type: Hardback Format: Books
Availability: Usually despatched within 2 weeks. Login for Quick Checkout Add to Basket

Pat Armstrong is a Distinguished Research Professor of Sociology and Women's Studies at York University and co-author of Critical to Care: The Invisible Woman in Health Services. Hugh Armstrong is a professor in the School of Social Work and the Institute of Political Economy at Carleton University Krista Scott-Dixon is a research associate at the Institute for Work and Health in Toronto.

More books by Pat Armstrong

More books by Hugh Armstrong

More books by Krista Scott-Dixon

Leave Review

Delivery

Delivery Options

All delivery times quoted are the average, and cannot be guaranteed. These should be added to the availability message time, to determine when the goods will arrive. During checkout we will give you a cumulative estimated date for delivery.

Location 1st Book Each additional book Average Delivery Time
UK Standard Delivery FREE FREE 3-5 Days
UK First Class £4.50 £1.00 1-2 Days
UK Courier £7.00 £1.00 1-2 Days
Western Europe** Courier £17.00 £3.00 2-3 Days
Western Europe** Airmail £5.00 £1.50 4-14 Days
USA / Canada Courier £20.00 £3.00 2-4 Days
USA / Canada Airmail £7.00 £3.00 4-14 Days
Rest of World Courier £22.50 £3.00 3-6 Days
Rest of World Airmail £8.00 £3.00 7-21 Days

** Includes Austria, Belgium, Denmark, France, Germany, Greece, Iceland, Irish Republic, Italy, Luxembourg, Netherlands, Portugal, Spain, Sweden and Switzerland.

Delivery Help & FAQs

Returns Information

If you are not completely satisfied with your purchase*, you may return it to us in its original condition with in 30 days of receiving your delivery or collection notification email for a refund. Except for damaged items or delivery issues the cost of return postage is borne by the buyer. Your statutory rights are not affected.

* For Exclusions and terms on damaged or delivery issues see Returns Help & FAQs

You might also like

Autism in Heels: The Untold Story of ...
(Hardback)
Jennifer O'Toole
 
 
£17.99
 
Global Women's Work: Perspectives on...
(Paperback)
Beth English; Mary E. Frederickson;...
 
 
£39.99
 
Lost: Miscarriage in...
(Paperback)
Shannon Withycombe
 
 
£22.95
 
© W&G Foyle Ltd
Foyles uses cookies to help ensure your experience on our site is the best possible. Click here if you’d like to find out more about the types of cookies we use.
Accept and Close