Culture and Health Applying Medical Anthropology

ISBN-10: 0470283556

ISBN-13: 9780470283554

Edition: 2009

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Culture and Health offers an overview of different areas of culture and health, building on foundations of medical anthropology and health behavior theory. It shows how to address the challenges of cross-cultural medicine through interdisciplinary cultural-ecological models and personal and institutional developmental approaches to cross-cultural adaptation and competency. The book addresses the perspectives of clinically applied anthropology, trans-cultural psychiatry and the medical ecology, critical medical anthropology and symbolic paradigms as frameworks for enhanced comprehension of health and the medical encounter. Includes cultural case studies, applied vignettes, and self-assessments.
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List price: $85.00
Copyright year: 2009
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons, Incorporated
Publication date: 11/17/2008
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 512
Size: 7.25" wide x 9.50" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 2.112
Language: English

Figures, Tables, and Exhibits
Special Features
Medical Anthropology's Perspectives
Chapter Overviews
Special Features of the Text
The Author
Applied Medical Anthropology And Health Care
Culture and Health
Culture, Ethnomedicines, and Biomedicine
Cultural Competence in the Health Professions
Concepts of Health
Systems Approaches to Health
Chapter Summary
Disease, Illness, Sickness, And The Sick Role
Experience of Maladies
Biomedical Assumptions About Disease
Social Models of Maladies and Diagnoses
Illness and Sickness Accounts
The Sick Role and Sickness Career
AIDS as Disease, Sickness, and Illness
Health Beliefs and Explanatory Models
Chapter Summary
Cultural Competence In Health Care
Cross-Cultural Adaptations in Health Care
Cultural Competence
Anthropological Perspectives on Cross-Cultural Adaptation
Concepts of Culture
Interpersonal Skills for Intercultural Relations
Specialty Cross-Cultural Applications of Medical Anthropology
Using Culture to Care for Patients and Providers
Chapter Summary
Cultural Systems Models
Cultural Models for Health Assessment
Cultural Systems Approaches to Health
Cultural Infrastructure, Structure, and Superstructure
Family Infl uences on Health and Development
Understanding Worldview and Symbolic Resources
Community Health Assessment
Rapid Assessment, Response, and Evaluation (RARE)
Chapter Summary
Ethnomedical Systems And Health Care Sectors
Popular, Folk, and Professional Health Care Sectors
Popular-Sector Health Resources
Folk Sectors and Ethnomedicines
Professional Healers
Chapter Summary
Culture and Personality
Cultural Concepts of Normalcy and Abnormalcy
Personality and Self in Indigenous Psychology
Possession in Clinical and Cross-Cultural Perspectives
Biocultural Approaches to Indigenous Psychology
Ethnomedical Theories of Illness
Cross-Cultural Ethnomedical Syndromes
Chapter Summary
Medical- Ecological Approaches To Health
Medical Ecology and Disease
Evolutionary Adaptations and Health
Genetic, Individual, and Cultural Adaptations to the Environment
Epidemiology of Disease
Racial and Ethnic Categories and Health
Triune Brain Structures and Functions
Evolution of the Sickness-and-Healing Responses
Emotions in Biocultural Perspective
Chapter Summary
Political Economy And Critical Medical Anthropology
Political Economy Approaches to Health
Critical Medical Anthropology
Social Conditions as Causes of Disease and Health
Social Networks and Support
Macrolevel Social Effects on Clinical Health
Changing Health Through Public Policy and Community Involvement
Chapter Summary
Psychobiological Dynamics of Health
Cultural Healing
Religion, Ritual, and Symbolic Healing
Stress Response
Placebos and Placebo Effects
Metaphoric Processes in Symbolic Healing
Chapter Summary
The Shamanic Paradigm of Ethnomedicine
What Is Shamanism?
The Integrative Mode of Consciousness
Neurognostic Structures
Bases for Shamanistic Therapies
Shamanic Roots in Contemporary Religious Experiences and Healing
Chapter Summary
Name Index
Subject Index
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