Book ID: CBB559079787

Women's Voices in Psychiatry: A Collection of Essays (2018)


Rands, Gianetta (Editor)

Oxford University Press

Publication Date: 2018
Physical Details: 336
Language: English

In early 2015, the Royal College of Psychiatrists had 4,640 female Members and Fellows and 6,015 male Members and Fellows, a ratio of 43.5% to 56.5%. Despite the high and increasing proportion of women in UK psychiatry over the years (relative to other medical specialties), publications aboutthe history and practice of psychiatry have traditionally been written by men and about men, and there has been a distinct lack of commentary from the woman's perspective. Women's Voices in Psychiatry: A Collection of Essays examines the role of women in psychiatry and shares some of their key contributions to the specialty. Presented as a collection of thoughts, opinions, and experiences of women doctors specializing in modern day psychiatry, this book is intendedto be accessible to all readers interested in the mind, mental health services, and women's roles in medicine. Interspersed between these essays are short biographical profiles of pioneering women who have contributed to psychiatry and mental health services. Women's Voices in Psychiatry: A Collection of Essays covers a diverse range of topics and aims to draw lessons from history, particularly about women's roles in UK psychiatry, and to make things better for psychiatrists of the future.

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Authors & Contributors
Cabré, Montserrat
Wyss-Wanner, Maja
Pols, Hans
Steinberg, Holger
Fahrenbach, Sabine
Ghilchik, Margaret
History of Psychiatry
Mefisto: Rivista di medicina, filosofia, storia
Health and History
Journal of Medical Biography
Middle Eastern Studies
Bulletin of the History of Medicine
Juris Druck & Verlag
University of Washington Press
Cambridge University Press
Carlos Albizu University
Physicians; doctors
Women in medicine
Health care
Meierhofer, Marie
Theunissen, W. F.
Saʿdāwī, Nawāl
Hurd-Mead, Kate Campbell
Lovejoy, Esther Pohl
Servan-Schreiber, David
United Kingdom
East Indies
20th century
21st century
19th century
20th century, early
20th century, late
18th century
Royal College of Surgeons, London

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