Culture and Health: Applying Medical Anthropology / Edition 1by Michael Winkelman
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"Winkelman amazes us once more with the quality and scope of his new book, Culture and Health: Applying Medical Anthropology, as he helps us understand the way that medical anthropology's biocultural approach expands the biomedical perspective—he covers a vast array of topics, including cultural competence,/b>/i>… See more details below
Praise for Culture and Health
"Winkelman amazes us once more with the quality and scope of his new book, Culture and Health: Applying Medical Anthropology, as he helps us understand the way that medical anthropology's biocultural approach expands the biomedical perspective—he covers a vast array of topics, including cultural competence, cultural systems models, cultural effect on biology, ethnomedicine and alternative medicine, and understanding health activities as cultural practices—a must have for the student, practitioner, or scholar!"
—Marlene Dobkin de Rios, PhD, associate clinical professor of psychiatry and human behavior, University of California, Irvine and professor emerita of anthropology, California State University, Fullerton
"This is the most comprehensive, holistic, and practical text on medical anthropology I have read in my eighteen years of teaching and practice. It skillfully weaves together rich and clear explanations of all vital topics in medical anthropology with user-friendly practical application models and assessment instruments for easy use with self, patients, health care providers, and community members. The book is a medical anthropology gem"
—Mikel Hogan PhD, applied cultural anthropologist and professor and chair, Human Services Department, California State University, Fullerton
"In this thorough and well-constructed introduction to medical anthropology, Winkelman has provided a key resource for health sciences students, beginning researchers, and health professionals who are committed to a comprehensive perspective on the means by which culture—systems, models, beliefs, and practices—affect sickness and healing. The book will be of use to students studying the applications of the social sciences to health and health care, public health scientists wanting a broad view of the means by which social and cultural systems affect the health of communities and populations, and clinicians who wish to develop greater cultural competence in their relationships with patients and their families."
—Craig R. Janes, PhD, professor, associate dean, and director, Global Health Faculty of Health Science, Simon Fraser University
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Table of Contents
Figures, Tables, and Exhibits.
Medical Anthropology’s Perspectives.
Special Features of the Text.
ONE: APPLIED MEDICAL ANTHROPOLOGY AND HEALTH CARE.
Culture and Health.
Culture, Ethnomedicines, and Biomedicine.
Cultural Competence in the Health Professions.
Concepts of Health.
Systems Approaches to Health.
TWO: DISEASE, ILLNESS, SICKNESS, AND THE SICK ROLE.
Experience of Maladies.
Biomedical Assumptions About Disease.
Social Models of Maladies and Diagnoses.
Illness and Sickness Accounts.
The Sick Role and Sickness Career.
AIDS as Disease, Sickness, and Illness.
Health Beliefs and Explanatory Models.
THREE: CULTURAL COMPETENCE IN HEALTH CARE.
Cross-Cultural Adaptations in Health Care.
Anthropological Perspectives on Cross-Cultural Adaptation.
Concepts of Culture.
Interpersonal Skills for Intercultural Relations.
Specialty Cross-Cultural Applications of MedicalAnthropology.
Using Culture to Care for Patients and Providers.
FOUR: CULTURAL SYSTEMS MODELS.
Cultural Models for Health Assessment.
Cultural Systems Approaches to Health.
Cultural Infrastructure, Structure, and Superstructure.
Family Infl uences on Health and Development.
Understanding Worldview and Symbolic Resources.
Community Health Assessment.
Rapid Assessment, Response, and Evaluation (RARE).
FIVE: ETHNOMEDICAL SYSTEMS AND HEALTH CARE SECTORS.
Popular, Folk, and Professional Health Care Sectors.
Popular-Sector Health Resources.
Folk Sectors and Ethnomedicines.
SIX: TRANSCULTURAL PSYCHIATRY AND INDIGENOUSPSYCHOLOGY.
Culture and Personality.
Cultural Concepts of Normalcy and Abnormalcy.
Personality and Self in Indigenous Psychology.
Possession in Clinical and Cross-Cultural Perspectives.
Biocultural Approaches to Indigenous Psychology.
Ethnomedical Theories of Illness.
Cross-Cultural Ethnomedical Syndromes.
SEVEN: MEDICAL- ECOLOGICAL APPROACHES TO HEALTH.
Medical Ecology and Disease.
Evolutionary Adaptations and Health.
Genetic, Individual, and Cultural Adaptations to theEnvironment.
Epidemiology of Disease.
Racial and Ethnic Categories and Health.
Triune Brain Structures and Functions.
Evolution of the Sickness-and-Healing Responses.
Emotions in Biocultural Perspective.
EIGHT: POLITICAL ECONOMY AND CRITICAL MEDICALANTHROPOLOGY.
Political Economy Approaches to Health.
Critical Medical Anthropology.
Social Conditions as Causes of Disease and Health.
Social Networks and Support.
Macrolevel Social Effects on Clinical Health.
Changing Health Through Public Policy and CommunityInvolvement.
NINE: PSYCHOBIOLOGICAL DYNAMICS OF HEALTH.
Religion, Ritual, and Symbolic Healing.
Placebos and Placebo Effects.
Metaphoric Processes in Symbolic Healing.
TEN: THE SHAMANIC PARADIGM OF ETHNOMEDICINE.
What Is Shamanism?
The Integrative Mode of Consciousness.
Bases for Shamanistic Therapies.
Shamanic Roots in Contemporary Religious Experiences andHealing.
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