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Medicine and Morality in Haiti The Contest for Healing Power

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ISBN-10: 0521575435

ISBN-13: 9780521575430

Edition: 1996

Authors: Paul Brodwin, Alan Harwood

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Morality and medicine are inextricably intertwined in rural Haiti, and both are shaped by the different local religious traditions, Christian and Vodoun, as well as by biomedical and folk medical practices. When people fall ill, they seek treatment not only from Western doctors but also from herbalists, religious healers and midwives. Dr Brodwin examines the situational logic, the pragmatic decisions, that guide people in making choices when they are faced with illness. He also explains the moral issues that arise in a society where suffering is associated with guilt, but where different, sometimes conflicting, ethical systems coexist. Moreover, he shows how in the crisis of illness people…    
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Book details

List price: $44.99
Copyright year: 1996
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publication date: 9/13/1996
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 260
Size: 5.98" wide x 8.98" long x 0.71" tall
Weight: 0.748
Language: English

History and Ethnography of Biomedicine
Metropolitan medicine and strategies of rule
Biomedicine in Jeanty
Medicalization and illness experience: two case studies
The Moral Discourse of Medical Pluralism
The Catholic practice of healing
Houngan and the limits to Catholic morality
Religious healing and the fragmentation of rural life