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Diagnosis female : how medical bias endangers women's health / Emily Dwass.

Dwass, Emily, 1953- (author.).

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Summary:

Being a woman in the health care system is inherently hazardous to your health. Women often experience misdiagnosis and ignorance of their symptoms, in part because for centuries females were excluded from important medical research. This work reveals the gender bias that can cause harm. Tips and tools guide women to better health outcomes.
Location Call Number / Copy Notes Barcode Shelving Location Circulation Modifier Age Hold Protection Active/Create Date Status Due Date
Columbia Gorge Community College Library 613.042 DWAS 2019 (Text) 39705000043439 New Book Shelf Book None 07/16/2020 Available -

Record details

  • ISBN: 9781538114469
  • ISBN: 1538114461
  • Physical Description: vii, 217 pages ; 24 cm.
  • Publisher: Lanham : Rowman & Littlefield, 2019.

Content descriptions

Bibliography, etc. Note:
Includes bibliographical references and index.
Formatted Contents Note:
All in my head -- All in her head -- Voices not heard -- Heartfelt -- Chronic -- Cracking the ceiling -- "There is somebody sitting here."
Summary, etc.:
Being a woman in the health care system is inherently hazardous to your health. Women often experience misdiagnosis and ignorance of their symptoms, in part because for centuries females were excluded from important medical research. This work reveals the gender bias that can cause harm. Tips and tools guide women to better health outcomes.
"Why do so many women have trouble getting effective and compassionate medical treatment? [This book] examines this widespread problem, with a focus on misdiagnosis and gender bias. The book zeroes in on specialties where women are more likely to encounter particularly troubling roadblocks: cardiology, neurology, chronic diseases and obstetrics/gynecology. All too often, when doctors can't figure out what is going on, women receive a diagnosis from the 'all in her head' column--this pattern is even worse for women of color, who may face significant challenges in medical settings. Throughout the work, Emily Dwass profiles women whose stories illustrate how medical practitioners often dismiss their claims or disregard their symptoms. Because women were excluded from important medical research for centuries, doctors don't always recognize that male symptoms and female symptoms can vary from issue to issue. Even today, most diagnostic tests and treatment plans are based on studies done on men. Throughout the book, women state that their voices do not matter, or worse, their concerns are greeted with skepticism or simply ignored when they seek help. The results can be devastating and long-lasting. Examining the bias inherent in the system, Dwass offers measures women can take to protect their health and receive better care. She offers advice, too, for the medical community in addressing the problem, so that outcomes can improve all around. If you're a woman, and you seek medical care, this book is a must-read. Your health depends upon it."--Back cover.
Subject: Women > Health and hygiene > Sociological aspects.
Women > Diseases.
Women's health services > Social aspects.
Genre: Personal Narrative.

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