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Culture and health : a critical perspective towards global health

Author: Malcolm MacLachlan
Publisher: Chichester, England ; Hoboken, NJ : John Wiley & Sons, ©2006.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : English : 2nd edView all editions and formats
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Most Western health professionals practice in multicultural societies. The influence of culture on illness, health and rehabilitation is therefore very important. Despite this, most lower level health psychology texts skim over these differences and assume our traditional biomedical approach will be appropriate for all.
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
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MacLachlan, Malcolm.
Culture and health.
Chichester, England ; Hoboken, NJ : John Wiley & Sons, ©2006
(DLC) 2005030937
(OCoLC)62136798
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Malcolm MacLachlan
ISBN: 0470035684 9780470035689
OCLC Number: 69661154
Description: 1 online resource (xvi, 312 pages) : illustrations
Contents: About the author --
Preface to the first edition --
Preface to the second edition --
Culture and health --
Understanding cultural differences --
Cultures and their syndromes --
Culture and mental health --
Culture and physical health --
Culture and treatment --
Culturally sensitive health services --
Promoting health across cultures --
Global health --
Postscript.
Responsibility: Malcolm MacLachlan.
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"...an excellent text for qualified nurses...offers far more than an overview..." (Nursing Standard, August 2006)

 
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