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Essentials of health, culture, and diversity : understanding people, reducing disparities

Author: Mark Cameron Edberg
Publisher: Burlington, MA : Jones & Bartlett Learning, ©2013.
Series: Essential public health.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 1st edView all editions and formats
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Mark Cameron Edberg
ISBN: 9780763780456 0763780456
OCLC Number: 617524644
Description: x, 179 pages : illustrations (some color), color map ; 28 cm.
Contents: Culture and the human condition: an introduction --
There is health, and there is health ... (Laura Smith encounters a situation) --
The starting point: defining culture, defining health --
Tools and perspectives for understanding the relationship between culture and health --
Ethnomedicine I: cultural health systems of related knowledge and practice --
Ethnomedicine II: cultural systems of psychology and mental/emotional health --
The moral dimension: the relationship of etiology to morality in cultural beliefs and practices related to health --
Culture, healers, and the institutions of health --
Sociocultural ecologies of disease and illness --
Culture, subculture, and constructions of health risk --
Applying concepts of cultural diversity to health promotion --
The dimensions of culture in a sampling of current public health challenges --
A primer on research strategies to obtain cultural information --
Incorporating cultural knowledge in health promotion interventions, with selected examples --
Wrapping up: being culturally competent.
Series Title: Essential public health.
Responsibility: Mark Edberg.
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