My research in
the field of health has focused on the comparative study of health
professions such as medicine and nursing, women's health caring work,
and on various health issues arising out of protective legislation
and women's equality.
Young Women of Prague (London: Macmillan Press, 1998) 187 pp.
(co-authored with Susanna Trnka) - based on interviews with nursing
Reproduction, Medicine and the Socialist State (London: The Macmillan
Press/New York: St. Martin's Press, 1987) 318 pp.
(b) Articles in Refereed Journals
The Paradoxical Impact of Health Care Restructuring in Canada
on Nursing as a Profession, International Journal of Health Services,
Vol. 33, No. 1, 2003, pp. 37-54.
"Nurses and Nursing: A Comparative Perspective", Journal of
Interprofessional Care, Vol. 13, No. 2, 1999, pp. 165-174.
"Women's Health Caring Work in Comparative Perspective: Canada,
Sweden & Czechoslovakia/the Czech Republic as Case Examples",
Social Science and Medicine, Vol. 47, No. 8, 1998, pp. 1101-1111 (co-authored
with Professor Cecilia Benoit)
(c) Chapters in Refereed Edited Books
"Czech Nursing During and After Communism", in Vittorio Olgiati,
Orzack, Mike Saks (Ed.) Professions, Identity, and Order
in Comparative Perspective (The International Institute for
the Sociology of Law, 1998) pp. 123-148.
"Post-Communist Reforms and the Health Professions: Medicine and
Nursing in the Czech Republic", in T. Johnson, G. Larkin and M.
Saks (eds) Health Professions and the State in Europe (London and New
York: Routledge, 1995) pp.
"The Medical Profession in Czechoslovakia: Legacies of State Socialism,
Prospects for the Capitalist Future", in Frederic W. Hafferty and
John B. McKinlay (eds) The Changing Character of the Medical Profession.
An International Perspective (New York and Oxford: Oxford University
Press, 1993) pp. 172-183.
"Maternity Leaves, Protective Legislation and Sex Equality: Eastern
European and Canadian Perspectives", in H.J. Maroney and Meg Luxton
(eds) Women in Canada: Political Economy and Political Struggles (Toronto:
Methuen, 1987) pp.
board member of the Peterborough women's Health Care Centre, but
currently I am not involved with any such organization
Sociology of Health and Illness
Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada (SSHRC) Research
Grant, to support a project on "Life Strategies of Young Women
in Postcommunist Czech Republic: a Cohort Perspective",
1995-1998, $46,758.00 - the project was based
on interviews with young nursing graduates