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Patients and healers in the context of culture : an exploration of the borderland between anthropology, medicine, and psychiatry

Author: Arthur Kleinman
Publisher: Berkeley : University of California Press, 1981.
Series: Comparative studies of health systems and medical care.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : First paperback printingView all editions and formats
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Patients and healers in the context of culture: an exploration of the borderland between anthropology, medicine, and psychiatry describes observations of clinical interviews between various medical practitioners, namely folk healers, temple medicine men, and Chinese style and Western style physicians, and their patients. It stresses the importance of adopting proper cultural perspectives, making one's  Read more...
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Arthur Kleinman
ISBN: 0520045114 9780520045118
OCLC Number: 11268314
Notes: Originally published: Berkeley : University of California Press, ©1980.
Description: xvi, 427 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm.
Contents: 1. Orientations 1: The Problem, the Setting, and the Approach --
2. Orientations 2: Culture, Health Care Systems, and Clinical Reality --
3. Orientations 3: Core Clinical Functions and Explanatory Models --
4. The Cultural Construction of Illness Experience and Behavior, 1: Affects and Symptoms in Chinese Culture --
5. The Cultural Construction of Illness Experience and Behavior, 2: A Model of Somatization of Dysphoric Affects and Affective Disorders --
6. Family-Based Popular Health Care --
7. Patients and Healers: Transactions Between Explanatory Models and Clinical Realities. Part 1. Sacred Folk Healer-Client Relationships --
8. Patients and Healers: Transactions Between Explanatory Models and Clinical Realities. Part 2: Professional Practitioner-Patient and Family-Patient Relationships --
9. The Healing Process --
10. Epilogue: Implications.
Series Title: Comparative studies of health systems and medical care.
Responsibility: Arthur Kleinman.

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Presents a framework for studying the relationship between medicine, psychiatry, and culture. This book contains a dialectical tension between two reciprocally related orientations: it is both a  Read more...

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