Sidelined examines the many ways in which some women manage and sometimes mismanage their healthcare.
Susan Salenger explores how women, typically the medical gatekeepers for their families, tend to be extremely dedicated about taking care of themselves, yet at the same time inadvertently undermine their own care. They often hesitate to call the doctor when they don’t feel well and worry that their doctor visit will take time away from their families or work.
They may hesitate to ask doctors the necessary questions and don’t always comply with the doctor’s instructions.
Susan Salenger’s research reveals how conflicted many women are about the medical decisions they ultimately make.