Culture, Health and Illness

ISBN-10: 0750647868

ISBN-13: 9780750647861

Edition: 4th 2000

Authors: Cecil G. Helman

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Culture, Health and Illness is an introduction to the role of cultural and social factors in health and disease, showing how an understanding of these factors can improve medical care and health education. The book demonstrates how different cultural, social or ethnic groups explain the causes of ill health, the types of treatment they believe in, and to whom they would turn if they were ill. It discusses the relationship of these beliefs and practices to the instance of certain diseases, both physical and psychological. This new edition has been extended and modernized with new material added to every chapter. In addition, there is a new chapter on 'new research methods in medical anthropology', and the book in now illustrated where appropriate. Anyone intending to follow a career in medicine, allied health, nursing or counseling will benefit from reading this book at an early stage in their career
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Book details

List price: $39.50
Edition: 4th
Copyright year: 2000
Publisher: Hodder Arnold Publishers
Publication date: 4/10/2000
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 336
Size: 7.25" wide x 9.50" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 1.848
Language: English

Preface to the fourth edition
Introduction: the scope of medical anthropology
Cultural definitions of anatomy and physiology
Diet and nutrition
Caring and curing: the sectors of health care
Doctor-patient interactions
Gender and reproduction
Pain and culture
Culture and pharmacology
Ritual and the management of misfortune
Cross-cultural psychiatry
Cultural aspects of stress
Cultural factors in epidemiology
Medical anthropology and global health
New research methods in medical anthropology
Clinical questionnaires
References
Author index
Subject index
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