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Third Nordic Research Seminar on Women's Studies in Medicine, Hanasaari, Helsinki, 13-15 November 1986. Conference Report

Third Nordic Research Seminar on Women's Studies in Medicine, Hanasaari, Helsinki, 13-15 November 1986. Conference Report

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Third Nordic Research Seminar on Women's Studies in Medicine, Hanasaari, Helsinki, 13-15 November 1986. Conference Report SAGE Publications, Inc.1987DOI: 10.1177/000169938703000207 Dorte Gannik The Third Nordic Research Seminar on Women's Studies in Medicine took place in the comfortable conference centre Hanasaan, near Helsinki, Finland. It was organized by the Council for Equality between Men and Women and the Swedish- Finnish Cultural Center, and was mainly financed by the Finnish Ministry of Education. About 90 women from four Nordic countries met to discuss the modern development of health care and how women should relate to it. Participants represented a broad range of professional backgrounds - medicine, nursing, physiotherapy, pharmacy, midwifery, sociology, psychology, anthropology, history, and other sciences, as well as reporters. From being pnmarily concerned with equality issues of women medical doctors, particularly in research, this forum has gradually begun to penetrate deeper into the core questions of defining health and illness and into the difficult task of evaluating and reconstructing current health care from a feministic perspective. Modern health care and its development is almost exclusively governed by Medical science (Elina Haavio-Manila). Though the relative number of women in medicine is increasing in all the Nordic countries, and for
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