Health

This topic focuses on the ways women negotiate their physical and emotional well-being both in their personal and family lives and in relation to the public institutions that make up our health care system. It seeks to learn about how women view, care for, and project their bodies and minds introspectively and in relation to the outside world.

Ann E. Klump

Retired Telephone Company Worker;Elder College Student
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Thu, 10/12/2006
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Valerie Goguen

Worcester area college student
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Fri, 10/20/2006
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Guillermina Elissondo

Argentine immigrant; Professor of Spanish, Worcester State College
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Thu, 04/13/2006
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Patricia Donovan

1960s Activist
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Tue, 04/04/2006
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Melanie Demarais

College Development Officer;President, Worcester League of Women Voters

You really have to give yourself a balanced view of the political situation and figure out which one works for you. We are a democracy, we have more than one newspaper, we have more than one opinion. So you need to read all of it to form your own opinion.

Melanie Demarais is a 50-year old woman who lived her childhood years in New Hampshire. After college she moved to Worcester for her job at Assumption College in Student Affairs and later in Development. Melanie has volunteered in organizations such as Girl Scouts, Chamber of Commerce, Worcester Women's HIstory Project, and the League of Women Voters. She feels very strongly about women taking advantage of the fact that we now have the right to vote. She believes that everyone should become educated in politics so that we can all make a difference. She graduated from St.

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Wed, 04/02/2008
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Sande Bishop

Medical Historian;Columnist for "Worcester Medicine"
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Mon, 11/06/2006
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Mary Aleksiewicz

Vice President of Nursing, Fairlawn Rehabilitation Hospital

"My father was very much against my becoming a nurse because his image of nursing at that time was bedpans...So he went down to Mass General with me for an interview with the Guidance Councilor. He came out of there thinking it was the best thing since sliced white bread. She was able to show him it wasn't just emptying bedpans. As a matter of fact he became on the biggest advocate of nursing after that."

Born in 1946 in Worcester, Mary Aleksiewicz grew up with a strong ethic of family care that ultimately led her to a career in nursing. Mary is currently the Vice President of Nursing at Fairlawn Rehabilitation Hospital. In this interview, she focuses heavily on her experiences as a working mother. She emphasizes the importance of family in her life and talks at length about her concern for today’s generation of working mothers. Mary discusses the way that women’s roles in general—and the nursing profession more specifically—have

Vice President of Nursing, Fairlawn Rehabilitation Hospital
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