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Author Helman, Cecil, 1944-2009.

Title Culture, health and illness : an introduction for health professionals / Cecil G. Helman
Edition Third edition
Published Oxford : Butterworth-Heinemann, 1994


Location Call no. Vol. Availability
 MELB  362.1042 Hel/Cha 1994  AVAILABLE
Description viii, 446 pages ; 22 cm
Contents Scope of medical anthropology -- Cultural definitions of anatomy and physiology -- Diet and nutrition -- Caring and curing -- 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 -- Clinical questionnaires
Summary Examines 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. This edition discusses clinically applied medical anthropology and includes case studies from around the world
Analysis Great Britain
Health Sociology
Man Health Social aspects
Notes Includes index
Previous ed. : 1990
Bibliography Bibliography: pages [398]-427
Subject Medical anthropology.
Social medicine.
Social Medicine.
Sociology, Medical.
LC no. 95148437
ISBN 0750619198 (paperback)