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Jane M. Ussher - Author

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Books by Jane M. Ussher

Routledge International Handbook of Women's Sexual and Reproductive Health

Routledge International Handbook of Women's Sexual and Reproductive Health

Author: Jane M. Ussher Format: Hardback Release Date: 14/10/2019

The Routledge International Handbook of Women's Sexual and Reproductive Health is the authoritative reference work on important, leading-edge developments in the domains of women's sexual and reproductive health. The handbook adopts a life-cycle approach to examine key milestones and events in women's sexual and reproductive health. Contributors drawn from a range of disciplines, including psychology, medicine, nursing and midwifery, sociology, public health, women's studies, and indigenous studies, explore issues through three main lenses: the biopsychosocial model feminist perspectives international, multidisciplinary perspectives that acknowledge the intersection of identities in women's lives. The handbook presents an authoritative review of the field, with a focus on state-of-the-art work, encouraging future research and policy development in women's sexual and reproductive health. Finally, the handbook will inform health care providers about the latest research and clinical developments, including women's experiences of both normal and abnormal sexual and reproductive functions. Drawing upon international expertise from leading academics and clinicians in the field, this is essential reading for scholars and students interested in women's reproductive health.

Gay and Bisexual Men Living with Prostate Cancer - From Diagnosis to Recovery

Gay and Bisexual Men Living with Prostate Cancer - From Diagnosis to Recovery

Author: Jane M. Ussher, Janette Perz, B. R. Simon Rosser Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 19/06/2018

This book provides an overview of research and practice dealing with the specific needs of gay and bisexual men living with prostate cancer, as well as the special psychosocial needs of their partners. The intention is twofold: to provide insight into the unique experiences and concerns of gay or bisexual men living with prostate cancer in order to inform and assist future research, clinical practice and supportive care, and policy; and to ensure that the needs of gay and bisexual men are recognized and advanced on the mainstream prostate cancer agenda. Featuring both cutting-edge research and powerful portraits of gay and bisexual men living with prostate cancer, this book will be indispensable for health care, oncology, and mental health practitioners who seek to address their specific experiences and challenges.

Gay and Bisexual Men Living with Prostate Cancer - From Diagnosis to Recovery

Gay and Bisexual Men Living with Prostate Cancer - From Diagnosis to Recovery

Author: Jane M. Ussher, Janette Perz, B. R. Simon Rosser Format: Hardback Release Date: 19/06/2018

This book provides an overview of research and practice dealing with the specific needs of gay and bisexual men living with prostate cancer, as well as the special psychosocial needs of their partners. The intention is twofold: to provide insight into the unique experiences and concerns of gay or bisexual men living with prostate cancer in order to inform and assist future research, clinical practice and supportive care, and policy; and to ensure that the needs of gay and bisexual men are recognized and advanced on the mainstream prostate cancer agenda. Featuring both cutting-edge research and powerful portraits of gay and bisexual men living with prostate cancer, this book will be indispensable for health care, oncology, and mental health practitioners who seek to address their specific experiences and challenges.

The Madness of Women Myth and Experience

The Madness of Women Myth and Experience

Author: Jane M. Ussher Format: Hardback Release Date: 24/03/2011

Nominated for the 2012 Distinguished Publication Award of the Association for Women in Psychology! Why are women more likely to be positioned or diagnosed as mad than men? If madness is a social construction, a gendered label, as many feminist critics would argue, how can we understand and explain women's prolonged misery and distress? In turn, can we prevent or treat women's distress, in a non-pathologising women centred way? The Madness of Women addresses these questions through a rigorous exploration of the myths and realities of women's madness. Drawing on academic and clinical experience, including case studies and in-depth interviews, as well as on the now extensive critical literature in the field of mental health, Jane Ussher presents a critical multifactorial analysis of women's madness that both addresses the notion that madness is a myth, and yet acknowledges the reality and multiple causes of women's distress. Topics include: The genealogy of women's madness - incarceration of difficult or deviant women Regulation through treatment Deconstrucing depression, PMS and borderline personality disorder Madness as a reasonable response to objectification and sexual violence Women's narratives of resistance This book will be of great interest to students and scholars of psychology, gender studies, sociology, women's studies, cultural studies, counselling and nursing.

The Madness of Women Myth and Experience

The Madness of Women Myth and Experience

Author: Jane M. Ussher Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 30/05/2008

Nominated for the 2012 Distinguished Publication Award of the Association for Women in Psychology! Why are women more likely to be positioned or diagnosed as mad than men? If madness is a social construction, a gendered label, as many feminist critics would argue, how can we understand and explain women's prolonged misery and distress? In turn, can we prevent or treat women's distress, in a non-pathologising women centred way? The Madness of Women addresses these questions through a rigorous exploration of the myths and realities of women's madness. Drawing on academic and clinical experience, including case studies and in-depth interviews, as well as on the now extensive critical literature in the field of mental health, Jane Ussher presents a critical multifactorial analysis of women's madness that both addresses the notion that madness is a myth, and yet acknowledges the reality and multiple causes of women's distress. Topics include: The genealogy of women's madness - incarceration of difficult or deviant women Regulation through treatment Deconstrucing depression, PMS and borderline personality disorder Madness as a reasonable response to objectification and sexual violence Women's narratives of resistance This book will be of great interest to students and scholars of psychology, gender studies, sociology, women's studies, cultural studies, counselling and nursing.

Women's Health Contemporary International Perspectives

Women's Health Contemporary International Perspectives

Author: Jane M. Ussher Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 29/01/2000

Covering the lifespan of women from puberty to old age, this comprehensive collection provides ground-breaking research and theory that challenges current conceptions of women's health and illustrates the diversity of approaches in this burgeoning field. The interdisciplinary angle of the book will appeal to a wide-ranging readership and includes detailed commentaries on key topics such as: anorexia, nervosa, menstruation, sexual abuse, breast cancer, sexual violence, drug abuse, menopause, self-harm, sexual health, harassment, contraception, disability, women with HIV screening, abortion, pregnancy, motherhood, exercise, transgender issues, eating disorders, stress in the workplace, dementia, body image, and, depression.Drawing on contributions from the UK, USA, Australia, The Netherlands, New Zealand, Eire and Canada, Women's Health aims to be a source book for information, to provoke debate and to assert the importance of 'the woman question' in considerations of health. This authoritative and extensive collection represents a major contribution to contemporary developments in the field of women's health.