Clinical Anthropology / Edition 1

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Overview

This unique book applies concepts from the field of anthropology to clinical settings to result in a powerful and dynamic model/theory of clinical anthropology. These clinical settings could include hospitals, police and probation situations, individual and marriage and family counseling, as well as cross-cultural issues, governmental policy, and other instances of educational delivery of concepts and behaviors that allow individuals/groups to reduce stress and move toward personal/group health. In addition to appealing to anthropology and other social/behavioral science scholars, this book will be useful to clinicians of many specialities within Western biomedicine including physicians, nurses, and health care administrators.

The book contains black-and-white illustrations.

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Describes a model for dealing with the underlying social issues surrounding emotional and behavioral problems, involving integration of concepts from the biological and social sciences and emphasizing the clinician's role as a teacher. Defines clinical anthropology and shows how it differs from the approaches found in Western medical, psychological, and psychiatric practice, discusses human universals from an information processing perspective, and details a first-level process for diagnosis in clinical settings. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780275955724
  • Publisher: ABC-CLIO, Incorporated
  • Publication date: 8/30/1996
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 312
  • Product dimensions: 6.00 (w) x 9.00 (h) x 0.70 (d)

Meet the Author

JOHN A. RUSH is a Marriage and Family Communication Therapist, Holistic Health Practitioner, and Certified Medical Hypnotherapist.

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Table of Contents

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Preface
Ch. 1 Becoming Who We Are 1
Ch. 2 The Origins of Culture 53
Ch. 3 Humans as Physical and Social Information Systems 83
Ch. 4 Diagnostic Procedures 127
Ch. 5 Elements of Clinical Anthropology 195
Ch. 6 Culture and Conflict 223
Ch. 7 Conclusion 255
Bibliography 259
Index 283
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