All God's Mistakes (Paperback)

Genetic Counseling in a Pediatric Hospital

By Charles L. Bosk

University of Chicago Press, 9780226066820, 222pp.

Publication Date: June 1, 1995

Other Editions of This Title:
Hardcover (9/15/1992)

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Description

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.