Women Healthcare and Violence in Pakistan

Women Healthcare and Violence in Pakistan

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Synopsis

Seeking to explore the plight of female healthcare practitioners in the country, Sara Rizvi Jafree's Women, Healthcare, and Violence in Pakistan is an examination of the South Asian cultural approach towards the traditional and historical working woman, particularly the healthcare professional. The book describes the laws that protect or harm such women in the workplace, and the real perils of physical and verbal harassment that they face during their service. Imbued with deep insights into the role of women in Islam, their socialization and the threats to the healthcare professionals like nurses, doctors, and lady health workers, this book presents anecdotes based on ethnographic research and factual knowledge which makes it an impressive resource for understanding this social issue. Exploring the perpetration of brutality through victims' testimonies, the author successfully paints a panorama on the theme of workplace cruelty, an important factor in the current discourse in Pakistan on this issue.

Book information

ISBN: 9780199406067
Publisher: OUP Pakistan
Imprint: Oxford University Press
Pub date:
Edition: First edition
DEWEY: 362.88082095491
DEWEY edition: 23
Language: English
Number of pages: xli, 250
Weight: 464g
Height: 223mm
Width: 140mm
Spine width: 23mm