Archives of the Boston Women's Health Book Collective: Evidence of Virtues for Seeking and Building Alliances in Healthcare

Archives of the Boston Women's Health Book Collective: Evidence of Virtues for Seeking and Building Alliances in Healthcare

SAGE 5711

March 9, 2016 10:00 AM - 11:30 AM

How did the Women’s Health Movement create a collective understanding of women’s bodies while resisting medicalization? Why did women trust one another? How and with whom did they collaborate? How did they enact virtuous selves while collectively empowering collaborations?

Did the women’s health movement ideal of “knowledge is power” and the goal of patient empowerment result from successful collaborations? Do threads of these collaborations continue to exist in the contemporary patient provider relationship?

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