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Stories of Illness and Healing: Women Write Their Bodies (Literature and Medicine) Paperback – September 4, 2007

ISBN-13: 978-0873389167 ISBN-10: 0873389166 Edition: 1st

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Product Details

  • Series: Literature and Medicine (Book 10)
  • Paperback: 329 pages
  • Publisher: Kent State University Press; 1 edition (September 4, 2007)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0873389166
  • ISBN-13: 978-0873389167
  • Product Dimensions: 9.2 x 6.3 x 0.9 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.2 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (3 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,053,211 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Sayantani DasGupta, MD, MPH, is a faculty member in the Division of General Pediatrics and the Program in Narrative Medicine at Columbia University. She teaches courses on illness narratives and narrative genetics at Sarah Lawrence College and is a prose faculty member in an intensive summer seminar on "Writing the Medical Experience." She is the coauthor of The Demon Slayers and Other Stories: Bengali Folktales and author of a memoir of her time at Johns Hopkins Medical School, Her Own Medicine: A Woman's Journey from Student to Doctor. Marsha Hurst, PhD, is director of the Health Advocacy master's program at Sarah Lawrence College, where she teaches courses on the history of health care and women's health. She writes and speaks on ethics and advocacy in health care, women's health, and advocacy education. She works with patient advocacy organizations, with individual professional and lay advocates, with policy advocates, and with community-based advocacy programs. She is a cosponsor at Sarah Lawrence of "Writing the Medical Experience" and has been involved in research and program development around the importance of narrative in advocacy.

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16 of 17 people found the following review helpful By E. Bergman on September 28, 2007
Format: Paperback
I am a teacher and I thought an empathetic person. I thought my own experiences and ability to self reflect and learn from others enabled me to be insightful, understanding and supportive. I was wrong. So many thoughts are never spoken. So many experiences are not shared.

Some of the narratives took me on a journey into familar territory; giving voice to my personal feelings. How amazing to know that others have felt my feelings. To be part of a sisterhood. To know that I am not alone.

Other narratives described pain and recovery; strength and persevance beyond anything I could have imagined. I am grateful to the authors for compiling these works; for empowering women to speak unspeakable thoughts; for permitting people like me to learn and to grow.
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6 of 7 people found the following review helpful By Satia Renee VINE VOICE on April 8, 2011
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Stories of Illness and Healing: Women Write Their Bodies edited by Sayantani DasGupta and Marsha Hurst is an anthology of stories, essays, and poems all exploring the ways we approach illness and use language to define the healing process, even when the "healing" ends in death.

The spectrum of illness and disease is as varied as are the voices of these collected stories. From acute to chronic conditions, terminal and curable, physical, psychological, and beyond, the stories these women share are often touching and provocative, meant to inspire and draw attention to the unique condition of being a woman in a typically male dominated medical industry. Not all of the stories are from patients and the editors make a brilliant decision to include stories by healthcare professionals, including on lone male voice whose own essay addresses the conflict women feel in turning over the ownership of the body to the care of another. The confusion and frustrations of the caretaker are also addressed in the pages of the book.

No woman reading this book could possibly close it without seeing a variation of her own story somewhere within. Whether it is the voice of a woman doctor who stands in judgment over her lower-income patient or the woman facing a surgery in another country or even the young woman running naked through her neighborhood during a manic episode, if we cannot identify with the details we are bound to recognize ourselves in the vulnerability of the voices.

I can't think of anyone to whom I would not recommend this book. Men should read it to better appreciate the socio-economic and gender driven dynamic of how women are treated within the medical community.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Lorilee Leslie-Cole on November 17, 2013
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This is a rare and insightful collection of stories that immerse the reader in the often unspoken and unshared thoughts, feelings and experiences of women's acute and chronic illness journeys.
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