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    Better than well: American medicine meets the American dream, by Carl Elliot
    International Journal of Feminist Approaches to Bioethics 1 (1): 185-188. 2008.
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    Stigma and the politics of biomedical models of mental illness
    International Journal of Feminist Approaches to Bioethics 4 (1): 140-163. 2011.
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    Queering Know-How: Clinical Skill Acquisition as Ethical Practice
    Journal of Bioethical Inquiry 12 (2): 331-341. 2015.
    Our study of queer women patients and their primary health care providers in Halifax, Nova Scotia, reveals a gap between providers’ theoretical knowledge of “cultural competency” and patients’ experience. Drawing on Patricia Benner’s Dreyfusian model of skill acquisition in nursing, we suggest that the dissonance between the anti-heteronormative principles expressed in interviews and the relative absence of skilled anti-heteronormative clinical practice can be understood as a failure to grasp th…Read more
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    Stigma and the Politics of Biomedical Models of Mental Illness
    International Journal of Feminist Approaches to Bioethics 4 (1): 140-163. 2011.
    The word stigma comes from ancient Greece, and was initially used in reference to signs or symbols physically cut into or burned onto the bodies of those deemed to be of an inferior status. It was a marking of one's tarnished and flawed character. Today, stigma is more often attached to one's social standing, personality traits, or psychological makeup. "People are no longer physically branded; instead they are societally labeled—as poor, as criminal, homosexual, mentally ill, and so on. These l…Read more