Women’s Minds, Women’s Bodies

Interdisciplinary Approachs to Women’s Health

  • Gwyneth Boswell
  • Fiona Poland

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xv
  2. Introduction: Exploring Women’s Health — Differences, Discourses and Disciplines

  3. ‘A Picture of Health’: Women’s Health in Historical Context

  4. Breaking and Building Bodies

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 49-49
    2. Rosie Doy
      Pages 51-64
    3. Jan Keene
      Pages 65-76
  5. Giving Women a Voice: The Power of Health Dialogues

  6. Building Health in Policy and Practice

  7. Back Matter
    Pages 221-258

About this book


The most positive approaches to women's health frequently emerge from women's own endeavours to achieve physical and mental balance in their lives. Abandoning the artificiality of subject divides, this book engages with that ethos. Drawing on the experience of an interdisciplinary women's health initiative, Gwyneth Boswel and Fiona Poland l have assembled a formidable range of academic and professional experts in this highly accessible collection. Concepts of health are explored across disciplines which include psychology, law, history, health economics, nursing, counselling, social work and sociology.


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Editors and affiliations

  • Gwyneth Boswell
    • 1
  • Fiona Poland
    • 2
  1. 1.De Montfort UniversityUK
  2. 2.School of Occupational Therapy and PhysiotherapyUniversity of East AngliaUK

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