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Magico-religious groups and ritualistic activities : a guide for first responders

Author: Tony M Kail
Publisher: Boca Raton, FL : Taylor & Francis, 2008.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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This book is useful for emergency personnel when interacting with various magico-religious cultures. It discloses hidden meanings and places the information in a context relevant for the first responder. It offers keys for improving communication, assessment, and treatment in culturally sensitive situations. Also discussed are sacred spaces and dates, ceremonies, group structure, sacred objects, cultural taboos, and  Read more...
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Tony M Kail
ISBN: 9781420051865 1420051865
OCLC Number: 1079866878
Description: xix, 147 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: 1. Introduction. --
2. An introduction to religious culture for responders. --
3. Neopaganism. --
4. Santeria (Regla de Ocha). --
5. Palo & Kongo religions. --
6. Voodoo. --
7. Curanderismo. --
8. Closing issues.
Responsibility: Tony M. Kail.

Abstract:

This book is useful for emergency personnel when interacting with various magico-religious cultures. It discloses hidden meanings and places the information in a context relevant for the first responder. It offers keys for improving communication, assessment, and treatment in culturally sensitive situations. Also discussed are sacred spaces and dates, ceremonies, group structure, sacred objects, cultural taboos, and beliefs about sickness and healing. There is a glossary of cultural terms and an index of symbols. Promoting functional cultural competency, this book gives public service agencies and emergency responders the tools to properly assess situations, open lines of communication, protect cultural diversity and beliefs and provide effective emergency treatment.

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