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Culture, health, and illness

Cecil Helman

Culture, health, and illness

an introduction for health professionals

by Cecil Helman

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Published by Butterworth-Heinemann in Oxford [England], Boston .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Medical anthropology.,
  • Social medicine.

  • Edition Notes

    Includes bibliographical references (p. 297-317) and index.

    StatementCecil G. Helman.
    The Physical Object
    Paginationix, 344 p. ;
    Number of Pages344
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL15375101M
    ISBN 100750604786

    Medicine as culture: Illness, disease and the body London: SAGE Publications Ltd doi: / Medical views on health, illness, disease and the body dominate public and private discussions. Many of these meaning systems are discussed in this book. In the medical encounter, health-care workers and the patients they are. To the members of all societies, the human body is more than just a physical organism fluctuating between health and illness. It is also the focus of a set of beliefs about its social and psychological significance, its structure and its by: 2.

    Medical anthropology is a focus within the field of cultural anthropology that is concerned with the comparative study of culture, health, and illness. Throughout the semester, we will explore the basics of anthropology, and use anthropological tools to better understand the link between health, illness, and culture.   Culture, Health and Illness is the leading international textbook on the role of cultural and social factors in health, illness, and medical care. Since first published in , it has been used in over 40 countries within universities, medical schools and nursing by:

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Since first published init has been used in over 40 countries within universities, medical schools and nursing colleges. This new edition meets the ever-growing need for a clear starting point in. Cultural Diversity in Health and Illness.

New. Chapter 1: Building Cultural and Linguistic Competence introduces concepts of cultural competence, linguistic competence and the institutional mandates for cultural competence, as well as cultural care.

New. Chapter Cultural Competence provides a capstone chapter that analyzes how best to apply cultural Availability: This item has been replaced by. Culture, Health and Illness: An Introduction for Health Professionals, Second edition discusses the fundamentals of medical anthropology.

The book is comprised of 12 chapters that present both the theoretical framework and case histories relevant to the Edition: 2. Culture and Mental Illness In the medical model, mental illness is a diseas e, or a disease like entity, with a psychological, genetic or chemical base that can be treated through medical Author: Chittaranjan Subudhi.

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Culture, Health and Illness is the leading international textbook on the role of cultural and social factors in health, illness, and medical care.

Since first published init has been used in over 40 countries within universities, medical schools and nursing colleges/5(48). Presents 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.

This book discusses the relationship of these beliefs and practices to the instance of certain diseases, both physical and psychological.

Rachel E. Spector has been a student of culturally diverse health and illness beliefs and practices for over 40 years and has researched and taught courses on culture and healthcare for the same time span.

Spector has had the opportunity to work in many different communities, including the American Indian and Hispanic communities in Boston, : On-line Supplement. While strong evidence suggests an association between cultural diversity and health and illness (e.g., IOM, a), the relationships between diversity and health literacy have yet to be fully delineated and investigated.

This must begin with meaningful measures Cited by: 1. The sixth edition of this well-respected book continues to promote an awareness of the dimensions and complexities involved in caring for people from diverse cultural backgrounds.

Completely revised and updated, it includes the latest information on the health care delivery system in a new organizational format. It examines the differences existing within North. Imagining Illness explores the diverse visual culture of public health, broadly defined, from the nineteenth century to the present.

The contributors examine historical and contemporary visual practices—Chinese health fairs, documentary films from the World Health Organization, illness maps, fashions for nurses, and live surgery on the Internet—delving into the political and.

Health is determined by several factors including genetic inheritance, personal behaviors, access to quality health care, and the general external environment (such as the quality of air, water, and housing conditions).

In addition, a growing body of research has documented associations between social and cultural factors and health (Berkman and Kawachi, ; Marmot and Cited by: 6.

I recommend this book be bought by every student of anthropology, and borrowed from the library by all healthcare practitioners including physiotherapists.

Physiotherapy One of the key texts examining issues of culture, health and is a wealth of information of direct relevance to practitioners.4/5(48).The book addresses the complex interactions between health, illness and culture by setting out anthropological theory in a highly readable, jargon-free style and integrating this with the practice of health care using real-life examples and case revised throughout, the fifth edition has expanded its coverage of topics that are.