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Concepts of health, illness, and disease : a comparative perspective

Author: Caroline Currer; Margaret Stacey
Publisher: Leamington Spa ; New York : Berg, 1986.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Both health care practitioners and health planners are beginning to recognize the importance of differences between lay and professional concepts of health and illness. The editors of this volume,  Read more...

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Genre/Form: Collected Work
Student Collection
Cross-cultural studies
études diverses
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Caroline Currer; Margaret Stacey
ISBN: 0907582184 9780907582182 0907582192 9780907582199
OCLC Number: 12669529
Description: x, 324 pages ; 23 cm
Contents: Introduction / Caroline Currer, Meg Stacey --
Concepts of health and illness and the division of labour in health care / Meg Stacey --
Concepts and a model for the comparison of medical systems as cultural systems / Arthur Kleinman --
The conceptual determination (uberformung) of individual and collective experiences of illness / Paul Unschuld --
Illness : from causes to meaning / Claudine Herzlich, Janine Pierret --
Competing ideologies of reproduction : medical and maternal perspective on pregnancy / Hilary Graham, Ann Oakley --
Concepts of health and illness in a Sepik society / Gilbert Lewis --
Internalising and externalising medical belief systems : an Ethiopian example / Allan Young --
Reactions of Samoan burn patients and families to severe burns / Joan Ablon --
Concepts of mental well- and ill-being : the case of Pathan mothers in Britain / Caroline Currer --
The underprivileged : a hundred years of their ideas about health and illness / Jeremy Seabrook --
'Feed a cold, starve a fever' : folk models of infection in an English suburban community and their relation to medical treatment / Cecil G. Helman --
New research on the image of health / Alphonse d'Houtaud, Mark Field --
Concepts of illness causation and responsibility : some preliminary data from a sample of working-class mothers / Roisin Pill, Nigel Stott --
Two basic types of medical orientation / Magdalena Sokolowska --
Conclusion / Caroline Currer, Meg Stacey.
Responsibility: edited by Caroline Currer and Meg Stacey.
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