All God's Mistakes

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All God's Mistakes

Genetic Counseling in a Pediatric Hospital

By Charles L. Bosk

University of Chicago Press, Hardcover, 9780226066813, 222pp.

Publication Date: September 15, 1992

In one case after another, Charles L. Bosk reveals the process by which parents, physicians and other health professionals come to guide decisions about pregnancies. A story of both extraordinary drama and ordinary routine, this is a pioneering case study of authority and control in a pediatric hospital, showing how genetic counselors work with colleagues and with parents to be, and how they deal with their powerlessness to control life-and-death decisions that they must address.

About the Author
Charles L. Bosk is professor of sociology at the University of Pennsylvania and the author of "Forgive and Remember: Managing Medical Failure" and "All God's Mistakes: Genetic Counseling in a Pediatric Hospital," both published by the University of Chicago Press.