Ethnomedicine

ISBN-10: 157766521X
ISBN-13: 9781577665212
Edition: 2008
Author(s): Pamela I. Erickson
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Copyright Year: 2008
Publisher: Waveland Press, Incorporated
Publication Date: 11/1/2007
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 124
Size: 6.00" wide x 9.00" long x 0.25" tall
Weight: 0.660
Language: English

What Is Ethnomedicine?
Anthropology and Ethnomedicine
Medical Systems
Health: Disease and Curing, Illness and Healing
Conclusion
Historical Origins of Medical Systems
Medical Systems and Subsistence Strategies
The Great Historical Medical Traditions
Comparison of the Great Medical Traditions
Conclusion
What Causes Disease? Theories of Disease Causation
Personalistic and Naturalistic Disease Causation
Common Theories of Disease Causation in Nonbiomedical Systems
Conclusion
The Geography of Disease Causation Theories
Theories of Disease/Illness Causation in the Ethnographic Past
Contemporary Trends in Theories of Disease Causation
The Culture-Bound Syndromes
Conclusion
The Healing Lessons of Ethnomedicine
What Do Ethnomedicines Tell Us?
What Do the Ethnomedicine Lessons Mean for Cultural Competence in Biomedical Care?
The Future of Ethnomedicines
References
Index

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