Grandmothers and women's health: from fragmentation to coherence.


Journal Article

There is a paucity of models that drive integrated research agendas, and coherent approaches to development and progress of knowledge about women's health. In this article, we review four major models of women's health, present conditions supporting more integrative and coherent models of women's health based on the recommendations by two international conferences, and address major paradoxes inherent in women's health areas. For integrative and coherent models of women's health, we propose to incorporate visions and insights of previous models in developing a more coherent model that includes three major components-integration, transition, and marginalization.

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Cited Authors

  • Meleis, AI; Im, E-O

Published Date

  • February 2002

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 23 / 2

Start / End Page

  • 207 - 224

PubMed ID

  • 11868967

Pubmed Central ID

  • 11868967

Electronic International Standard Serial Number (EISSN)

  • 1096-4665

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 0739-9332

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1080/073993302753429077


  • eng