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Work, health and ill health: new research makes women's experiences visible
Umeå University, Faculty of Medicine, Department of Public Health and Clinical Medicine, Family Medicine.
2001 (English)In: Scandinavian Journal of Primary Health Care, ISSN 0281-3432, E-ISSN 1502-7724, Vol. 19, no 3, 154-7 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

This study presents new knowledge about women’s work, health and ill health. The point of departure is a lack of knowledge and understanding in medical research and practice of women’s work and experiences of ill health. The study is qualitative and based on the life histories of 20 elderly women. What can be learned from them is often of use also in the encounter with younger female patients. The research constitutes a part of feminist science. The women taught us about invisible and heavy work, paid and unpaid, and often carried out for the benefit of others. The relationship between the married women and their husbands had a strong impact on both the women’s work and their health. Being responsible for other people’s well being, and with little sway over their working conditions, the women often had difficulty looking after their own health. The results point to the necessity of asking women thorough questions about their everyday life when they seek primary health care. Great parts of their work and working conditions, crucial to their health, might otherwise be overlooked over. 

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2001. Vol. 19, no 3, 154-7 p.
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women, work, health, ill health, gender, power, qualitative research, feminist medical science
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URN: urn:nbn:se:umu:diva-79848OAI: oai:DiVA.org:umu-79848DiVA: diva2:645228
Available from: 2013-09-03 Created: 2013-09-03 Last updated: 2017-12-06Bibliographically approved

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