Healing Logics Culture and Medicine in Modern Health Belief Systems

Scholars in folklore and anthropology are more directly involved in various aspects of medicine-such as medical education, clinical pastoral care, and negotiation of transcultural issues-than ever before. Old models of investigation that artificially isolated ""folk medicine,""...

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Main Author: Brady, Erika.
Format: Electronic
Language:English
Published: Logan : Utah State University Press, 1802.
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Summary:Scholars in folklore and anthropology are more directly involved in various aspects of medicine-such as medical education, clinical pastoral care, and negotiation of transcultural issues-than ever before. Old models of investigation that artificially isolated ""folk medicine,"" ""complementary and alternative medicine,"" and ""biomedicine"" as mutually exclusive have proven too limited in exploring the real-life complexities of health belief systems as they observably exist and are applied by contemporary Americans. Recent research strongly suggests that individuals construct t
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Physical Description:1 online resource (297 p.)
ISBN:0-87421-454-8