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Single parenting reality check

What happens when single parenting, contract work and a sick child are your reality ?

Michelle Catton for the Gender and Health Collaborative Curriculum Project, 2005

1.

How did the structure of the health care system make life more difficult for Mary ?

2.

Are there ways that Mary's physicians and other health care providers could have been more aware of what was happening for her and made things easier for her ?

3.

What are the gender influences in this situation ?

What are the effects of poverty ?

4.

How have gender and poverty effected Mary's health ?