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All God’s Mistakes

Genetic Counseling in a Pediatric Hospital

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.

222 pages | 5-1/2 x 8-1/2 | © 1992

Medicine

Sociology: General Sociology, Medical Sociology

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments
Introduction
1: Invitation to Ethnography
2: The Doctor-Patient Relationship in Clinic: Routine Work
3: Counseling as a Mop-Up Service
4: Baby Doe before Regulations
5: The Boundaries of Care
6: Autonomy’s End: Toward the Future
7: A Twice-Told Tale of Witnessing
References
Index

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