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Cultural Perspectives on Mental Wellbeing : Spiritual Interpretations of Symptoms in Medical Practice.

Author: Natalie Tobert; Michael Cornwall
Publisher: London : Jessica Kingsley Publishers, 2016.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Providing much needed understandings of cultural differences in attitudes and beliefs towards issues such as illness, death and mental health, this book is a remedy against the cultural dissonance occurring at present between Western medical systems and their increasingly diverse patients, in order to facilitate integrated and suitable care.
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Tobert, Natalie.
Cultural Perspectives on Mental Wellbeing : Spiritual Interpretations of Symptoms in Medical Practice.
London : Jessica Kingsley Publishers, ©2016
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Natalie Tobert; Michael Cornwall
ISBN: 9781784503451 1784503452
OCLC Number: 958559794
Description: 1 online resource (266 pages)
Contents: Cultural Perspectives on Mental Wellbeing --
Spiritual Interpretations of Symptoms in Medical Practice by Dr Natalie Tobert; Foreword by Michael Cornwall PhD; Acknowledgements; Preface; PART ONE; Introduction; 1. Consensual Reality, Spirituality and Religion; 2. Culture, Nationality and Ethnicity; 3. Cultural Beliefs about Health and Illness; 4. The Human Body ; 5. Beliefs about Conception and Human Identity; 6. Women's Bodies and Human Behaviour ; 7. Cultural U-Turns and Changing Responses to Consensus; PART TWO; 8. Cultural Knowledge on Death and Dying. 9. Cultural Beliefs about Survival Beyond Death10. Anomalous Experiences: A. Religious and Spiritual Experiences ; 11. Anomalous Experiences: B. Near-Death Experiences (NDE), Out-of-Body Experiences (OBE), End-of-Life Experiences (ELE) ; 12. Anomalous Experiences: C. Cultural Interpretations of Mental Health; 13. Anomalous Experiences: D. Popular Uprisings and Spiritual Awakening; 14. Anomalous Experiences: E. Deliberate Shifts in Consciousness; 15. Why Address Cultural Understandings and Academic Fixity?; 16. Acknowledging Dissonance as a Way Forward ; 17. Towards Positive Change.

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