Culture and Health A Critical Perspective Towards Global Health

ISBN-10: 0470847379
ISBN-13: 9780470847374
Edition: 2nd 2006 (Revised)
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Description: Most Western health professionals practice in multicultural societies. The influence of culture on illness, health and rehabilitation is therefore very important. Despite this, most lower level health psychology texts skim over these differences and  More...

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Book details

List price: $78.95
Edition: 2nd
Copyright year: 2006
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons, Incorporated
Publication date: 6/16/2006
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 330
Size: 6.25" wide x 9.75" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 1.540
Language: English

Most Western health professionals practice in multicultural societies. The influence of culture on illness, health and rehabilitation is therefore very important. Despite this, most lower level health psychology texts skim over these differences and assume our traditional biomedical approach will be appropriate for all. In this completely revised and updated edition of a groundbreaking book, Malcolm MacLachlan redresses the balance by showing how social and cultural aspects interact with the purely physical: from assessment and treatment all the way through to effects on rehabilitation.

About the Author
Critical acclaim for the First Edition
Preface to the First Edition
Preface to the Second Edition
Culture and health
Understanding cultural differences
Cultures and their syndromes
Culture and mental health
Culture and physical health
Culture and treatment
Culturally sensitive health services
Promoting health across cultures
Global health
Postscript
References
Index

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