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Arbitrary vs discretionary decisions

William A. Silverman

in Where's the Evidence?: Debates in Modern Medicine

Published in print:
1999
Published Online:
September 2009
ISBN:
9780192630889
eISBN:
9780191723568
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780192630889.003.0011
Subject:
Public Health and Epidemiology, Public Health, Epidemiology

This chapter presents a 1990 commentary on care for seriously compromised newborn infants. It considers questions about how decisions should be made about initiating costly, all-out modern treatment ... More


Power plays

William A. Silverman

in Where's the Evidence?: Debates in Modern Medicine

Published in print:
1999
Published Online:
September 2009
ISBN:
9780192630889
eISBN:
9780191723568
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780192630889.003.0016
Subject:
Public Health and Epidemiology, Public Health, Epidemiology

This chapter presents a 1991 commentary about the power shift in decision-making for seriously compromised infants. It argues that the shift in power from decision by parents and trusted advisers to ... More


Changing cultures of night-time breastfeeding and sleep in the US

Cecilia Tomori

in Social Experiences of Breastfeeding: Building Bridges between Research, Policy and Practice

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9781447338499
eISBN:
9781447338543
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781447338499.003.0009
Subject:
Sociology, Marriage and the Family

This chapter looks at the cultural assumptions that childbearing requires specialised medical knowledge in the United States, where expectant parents usually receive advice on all aspects of ... More


Resolution of insoluble dilemmas

William A. Silverman

in Where's the Evidence?: Debates in Modern Medicine

Published in print:
1999
Published Online:
September 2009
ISBN:
9780192630889
eISBN:
9780191723568
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780192630889.003.0033
Subject:
Public Health and Epidemiology, Public Health, Epidemiology

This chapter presents a 1995 commentary on the dilemmas arising from the birth of marginally-viable newborn infants. It considers the ‘positive programme’ (obligatory initial life support) which ... More


Preoccupation with ‘autonomy’

William A. Silverman

in Where's the Evidence?: Debates in Modern Medicine

Published in print:
1999
Published Online:
September 2009
ISBN:
9780192630889
eISBN:
9780191723568
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780192630889.003.0044
Subject:
Public Health and Epidemiology, Public Health, Epidemiology

This chapter presents a 1997 commentary on neonatal care. Neonatologists often consider themselves as the unbiased protectors of their patients' best interests and assume an advocacy role. A claim is ... More


Vital Shields

Harry Walker

in Under a Watchful Eye: Self, Power, and Intimacy in Amazonia

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
May 2013
ISBN:
9780520273597
eISBN:
9780520954212
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520273597.003.0002
Subject:
Anthropology, Latin American Cultural Anthropology

This chapter examines how material and discursive practices of infant care intersect in laying foundations for the development of subjectivity and agency. It also highlights the mutual constitution ... More


A Medical Diagnosis of Crime

Deborah Tuerkheimer

in Flawed Convictions: "Shaken Baby Syndrome" and the Inertia of Injustice

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
April 2014
ISBN:
9780199913633
eISBN:
9780199361830
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199913633.003.0001
Subject:
Law, Criminal Law and Criminology, Medical Law

The origins of SBS can be traced to a 1971 paper by A. Norman Guthkelch, a British pediatric neurosurgeon. In time, a “triad” of neurological symptoms came to be viewed as certain proof that a baby ... More


Starting Cameroonian Families in Berlin

Pamela Feldman-Savelsberg

in Mothers on the Move: Reproducing Belonging Between Africa and Europe

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9780226389745
eISBN:
9780226389912
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226389912.003.0003
Subject:
Anthropology, Anthropology, Global

This chapter explores family foundation—finding partners, childbearing, and infant care—in relation to Cameroonian migrant women’s striving to belong in Berlin. Weddings and childbirth promote ... More


The Cultural Nature of Attachment: Contextualizing Relationships and Development

Heidi Keller and Kim A. Bard (eds)

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9780262036900
eISBN:
9780262342872
Item type:
book
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262036900.001.0001
Subject:
Psychology, Cognitive Psychology

It is generally acknowledged that attachment relationships are important for infants and young children, but there is little clarity on what exactly constitutes such a relationship. Does it occur ... More


Infancy and Childhood

John Demos

in A Little Commonwealth: Family Life in Plymouth Colony

Published in print:
1999
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195128901
eISBN:
9780199853960
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195128901.003.0010
Subject:
History, American History: early to 18th Century

This chapter examines the tradition concerning infancy, childhood, and childbirth in Plymouth Colony. Delivery usually took place at home, and tradition has it that the inner room in the familiar ... More


Introduction

Tanya Hart

in Health in the City: Race, Poverty, and the Negotiation of Women's Health in New York City, 1915-1930

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9781479867998
eISBN:
9781479875184
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9781479867998.003.0001
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

This introductory chapter discusses the main topic of the book: infant and maternal health care created for impoverished women in the turn-of-the-twentieth-century New York City. In particular, the ... More


Professionalization in the City

Tanya Hart

in Health in the City: Race, Poverty, and the Negotiation of Women's Health in New York City, 1915-1930

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9781479867998
eISBN:
9781479875184
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9781479867998.003.0003
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

This chapter criticizes the claim that the professionalization of medicine and nursing combined transformed the City of New York into an apex of “modern” municipal medicine in the early twentieth ... More


Introduction

Heidi Keller, Kim A. Bard, and Julia R. Lupp

in The Cultural Nature of Attachment: Contextualizing Relationships and Development

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9780262036900
eISBN:
9780262342872
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262036900.003.0001
Subject:
Psychology, Cognitive Psychology

Science, and by extension society, requires a comprehensive theory of attachment to guide research and practice—one grounded in a contextualized conception of attachments and their development, which ... More


Problems of Racism and Challenges to Professionalism

Jenny M. Luke

in Delivered by Midwives: African American Midwifery in the Twentieth-Century South

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2019
ISBN:
9781496818911
eISBN:
9781496818959
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781496818911.003.0011
Subject:
Sociology, Health, Illness, and Medicine

Despite their recognized importance to maternity care African American nurse-midwives experienced both racial and professional discrimination. This chapter underscores the unyielding obstacles of ... More


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