The Blue Cotton Gown

The Blue Cotton Gown

the blue - Cotton gown a midwife's memoir patricia harman - - - - - - - - -In her sweetly perceptive memoir, Harman reveals how her exam room becomes a confessional Coaxing women in thin gowns to share secrets she reminds them that ...

Author: Patricia Harman

Publisher: Beacon Press

ISBN: 9780807096840

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 296

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A 2008 Indie Next Pick Despite nurse-midwife Patsy Harman’s own financial and personal medical trials, including her private battle with uterine cancer, she devotes herself to her patients’ well-being in all aspects of their lives. They, in turn, tell her intimate stories both heartbreaking and uplifting.
Categories: Biography & Autobiography

Mother without their children

Mother without their children

Germaine, one of the young unmarried mothers, after having to give up her baby and how her abjection is mirrored in ... BBC series Call the Midwife; Patricia Harman's The Blue Cotton Gown: A Midwife's Memoir (2008); and Cara Muhlhahn, ...

Author: Charlotte Beyer

Publisher: Demeter Press

ISBN: 9781772582192

Category: Social Science

Page: 284

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Conceiving of and representing mothers without their children seems so paradoxical as to be almost impossible. How can we define a mother in the absence of her child? This compelling volume explores these and other questions from a range of interdisciplinary perspectives, examining experiences, representations, creative manifestations, and embodiments of mothers without their children. In her 1997 book, entitled Mother Without Child: Contemporary Fiction and the Crisis of Motherhood, the critic Elaine Tuttle Hansen urged for critical and feminist engagement with what she described as ‘the borders of motherhood and the women who really live there, neither fully inside nor fully outside some recognizable “family unit”, and often exiles from their children’. This book extends and expands this important enquiry, looking at maternal experience and mothering on the borders of motherhood in different historical and cultural contexts, thereby opening up the way in which we imagine and represent mothers without their children to reassessment and revision, and encouraging further dialogue about what it might mean to mother on the borders of motherhood.
Categories: Social Science

The Midwife of Hope River

The Midwife of Hope River

After I finished my first two books, The Blue Cotton Gown: A Midwife's Memoir (2008) and Arms Wide Open: A Midwife's Journey (2011), I got so much positive feedback that I wanted to start another book right away.

Author: Patricia Harman

Publisher: Atlantic Books Ltd

ISBN: 9780857899507

Category: Fiction

Page: 300

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'Utterly true and lyrical, Harman's book should be a little classic' Jacquelyn Mitchard Call the Midwife meets The Help in this heart-warming debut novel by Patricia Harman. As a midwife working in rural poverty during the Depression, Patience Murphy's only solace is her gift: the chance to escort mothers through the challenges of childbirth. Just beginning, she takes on the jobs no one else wants: those most in need-and least likely to pay. Patience is willing to do what it takes to fulfil her mentor's wishes, but starting a midwife practice means gaining trust, and Patience's secrets won't allow her to let anyone in. The Midwife of Hope River beats with authenticity as Patience faces seemingly insurmountable conditions: disease, poverty, and prejudices threaten at every turn. From the dangerous mines of West Virginia to the terrifying attentions of the Ku Klux Klan, Patience must strive to bring new light, and life, into an otherwise cruel world.
Categories: Fiction

The Blue Cotton Gown

The Blue Cotton Gown

Honest, compassionate, and wise, The Blue Cotton Gown is an unforgettable memoir that shines a light on the varied experiences of women everywhere. “In her sweetly perceptive memoir, Harman reveals how her exam room becomes a confessional ...

Author: Patricia Harman

Publisher: Beacon Press

ISBN: 9780807072912

Category: Biography & Autobiography

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A nurse-midwife takes readers behind the exam room door of her rural West Virginia clinic in this “utterly true and lyrical” memoir (Jacquelyn Mitchard, author of The Deep End of the Ocean) As a nurse-midwife and the manager of a women’s health clinic in West Virginia, Patricia “Patsy” Harman bears witness to the struggles and triumphs of every woman who walks through her exam room door. She sees Heather, a teenager pregnant with twins, through the loss of both babies and their father. She cares for Nila—a longtime patient who must try to make a new life without her abusive husband—and helps Kaz transition into a new body. The only thing more varied than these women’s backgrounds are their stories, which they share with Patsy inside her small clinic, covered only by a blue cotton gown. In her memoir, Patsy juxtaposes these heartbreaking and uplifting tales with her own story of keeping a small medical practice solvent. She recounts conversations with her patients over the course of a year and a quarter—a time when her own life seems on the brink of collapse due to financial troubles, malpractice threats, serious medical problems, and marital strife. Honest, compassionate, and wise, The Blue Cotton Gown is an unforgettable memoir that shines a light on the varied experiences of women everywhere. “In her sweetly perceptive memoir, Harman reveals how her exam room becomes a confessional . . . she reminds [women] that they’re not alone.” —People
Categories: Biography & Autobiography

Invisible

Invisible

Patricia Harman, The Blue Cotton Gown: A Midwife's Memoir (Boston: Beacon Press, 2008), IoS-9. Carrie Teegardin, Danny Robbins, Jeff Ernsthausen, and Ariel Hart, “License to Betray: A Broken System Forgives Sexually Abusive Doctors in ...

Author: Michele Lent Hirsch

Publisher: Beacon Press

ISBN: 9780807023952

Category: Sick

Page: 242

View: 843

"Author Michele Lent Hirsch knew she couldn't be the only woman who's faced serious health issues at a young age, as well as the resulting effects on her career, her relationships, and her sense of self. What she found while researching Invisible was a surprisingly large and overlooked population with important stories to tell. Though young women with serious illness tend to be seen as outliers, young female patients are in fact the primary demographic for many illnesses. They are also one of the most ignored groups in our medical system--a system where young women, especially women of color and trans women, are invisible." -- Publisher's description
Categories: Sick

Varney s Midwifery

Varney s Midwifery

Harman P. The Blue Cotton Gown: A Midwife's Memoir. Boston: Beacon Press; 2008. Muhlhahn C. Labor of Love: A Midwife's Memoir. New york: Kaplan; 2009. Sakala C, Corry M. Evidence-Based Maternity Care: What It Is and What It Can Achieve.

Author: King

Publisher: Jones & Bartlett Publishers

ISBN: 9781284025422

Category: Medical

Page: 1330

View: 899

Important Notice: The digital edition of this book is missing some of the images or content found in the physical edition.The gold standard for midwives and students is back with Varney’s Midwifery, Fifth Edition. New to this edition are chapters describing the profession of midwifery, reproductive physiology, clinical genetics, and support for women in labor. Interwoven throughout is information on primary care, gynecology, maternity care, and neonatal care. With chapters written by a variety of expert midwives and an increased emphasis on reproductive anatomy and physiology, this new edition assists students and clinicians in understanding not only what to do but why. Updated to reflect evidence-based care, this edition also discusses the pathophysiology of various conditions in the context of normal changes in the reproductive cycle. Also included are numerous new anatomical and clinical illustrations.
Categories: Medical

Read On Life Stories

Read On   Life Stories

... 35 Bloland , Sue Erikson , 132 Blue Cotton Gown : A Midwife's Memoir , 82 Blue Latitudes : Boldly Going Where Captain Cook has Gone Before , 84 Body of Work : Meditations on Mortality from the Human Anatomy Lab , 103 Book collectors ...

Author: Rosalind Reisner

Publisher: Libraries Unlimited

ISBN: PSU:000067154050

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 175

View: 699

Offers descriptions of 450 published memoirs, grouped by such topics as setting, language, unusual childhoods, life in rural America, spiritual journeys, and family relationships.
Categories: Biography & Autobiography

Book Review Index 2009

Book Review Index 2009

Author: Dana Ferguson

Publisher: Book Review Index Cumulation

ISBN: 1414419120

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 1304

View: 637

Book Review Index provides quick access to reviews of books, periodicals, books on tape and electronic media representing a wide range of popular, academic and professional interests. The up-to-date coverage, wide scope and inclusion of citations for both newly published and older materials make Book Review Index an exceptionally useful reference tool. More than 600 publications are indexed, including journals and national general interest publications and newspapers. Book Review Index is available in a three-issue subscription covering the current year or as an annual cumulation covering the past year.
Categories: Language Arts & Disciplines

The Writers Directory

The Writers Directory

Genres : Autobiography / Memoirs , Novels . Career : Growing Tree Natural Foods Cooperative , co - founder , 1974- . Writer . Publications : The Blue Cotton Gown : A Midwife's Memoir , 2008 ; Arms Wide Open : A Midwife's Journey ...

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Publisher:

ISBN: UCSD:31822037943222

Category: Authors, American

Page: 690

View: 388

Categories: Authors, American

The Country Doctor Revisited

The Country Doctor Revisited

She holds clinical appointments in both the School of Nursing and the School of Medicine at West Virginia University and is the author of The Blue Cotton Gown : A Midwife's Memoir ( Beacon Press , 2008 ) . DONALD KOLLISCH , MD , is a ...

Author: Therese Zink

Publisher: Literature and Medicine

ISBN: NWU:35556041040684

Category: Medical

Page: 191

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An anthology that addresses the rapidly changing nature of rural medicine in the United States "A beautiful literary collection that tells of today's country doctor, somewhat removed from our romantic black-bag image of days gone by but still fulfilling an essential need in caring for spread-out populations. At times, with today's advances in technology, medicine in rural America looks very much like it does in America's cities, but the variety of practices is enormous. The Country Doctor Revisited captures not only the trials and tribulations of medicine but also the satisfaction and the extraordinary rewards that come to those who embrace such a practice."---Abraham Verghese, M.D., author of Cutting for Stone and My Own Country "This book will irrevocably change the traditional view of the country doctor. The writings in this collection are as wildly diverse and surprising as the rapidly changing field of rural medicine. Highly recommended for anyone who wants to understand the full spectrum of America's health care system in the twenty-first century."---Danielle Ofri, M.D., Ph.D., author of Singular Intimacies: Becoming a Doctor at Bellevue and Editor-in-Chief of the Bellevue Literary Review "The Country Doctor Revisited is a fine achievement. Purporting to be an overview of the practice of medicine in rural areas, it is a splendid portrait of the practice of medicine everywhere. The special conditions that prevail in the countryside as opposed to the cities are examined, and each of these is illustrated by a case history that is as compelling as it is informative. It is presented in a highly readable form that would be accessible to the general public as well as to the deliverers of health care. I recommend it most highly."---Richard Selzer, M.D., surgeon and author "In this collection of stories and poems are some real gems that offer glimpses of the magic of rural practice and give some idea of why a health professional might forfeit the high salaries and prestigious positions of an urban or suburban specialist for the privilege of becoming a meaningful part of the tapestry of rural life. We experience tragedy and joy. Above all we see the extraordinary richness of practicing medicine in the often forgotten corners of America."---David Hilfiker, M.D., family physician and author
Categories: Medical