Drawing on the actual experiences of women, WomanSafeHealth: The Antidote to Status Quo Health Care uses cartoons and humor together with analysis and compassion to reveal what it means to meet a woman's health care needs. Status Quo Health Care is a term coined at WomanSafeHealth to describe the poisoned care most woman experience --- hurried, depersonalized, cold, disrespectful, profit-driven --- care that neglects her individual story and choices. At WomanSafeHealth each woman is a person, not a disease; a client, not a number. She is the focus, and her health care team is her consultant. Prescribing self-awareness, care analysis and personal empowerment as antidotes to Status Quo Health Care, Elizabeth affirms what every woman already knows: safety and respect must be the core of health care.
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