All God's Mistakes: Genetic Counseling in a Pediatric Hospital

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University of Chicago Press, 1995 - Health & Fitness - 222 pages
In one case after another, Charles L. Bosk reveals the process by which parents, physicians and other health professionals come to guide decisions about pregnancies. A story of both extraordinary drama and ordinary routine, this is a pioneering case study of authority and control in a pediatric hospital, showing how genetic counselors work with colleagues and with parents to be, and how they deal with their powerlessness to control life-and-death decisions that they must address.
 

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ALL GOD'S MISTAKES: Genetic Counseling in a Pediatric Hospital

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Bosk (Sociology/Univ. of Penn) examines the work of genetic counselors at a pseudonymous large urban clinical-and-research center, dubbed here the ``Nightingale Children's Center,'' and then casts a ... Read full review

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