Brand: CRC Press


  • Publish Date: 1995-01-23
  • Binding: Paperback
  • Author: Cecil Helman

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Building on the success of the first two editions, the author has undertaken a complete revision of the book whilst retaining its readable style, and has also taken the opportunity to incorporate more detailed discussion of clinically applied medical anthropology. Case histories from many different parts of the world have been included and there is new material in every chapter. The aim of this new edition of 'Culture, Health and Illness' is to provide an overview of a rapidly growing subject and to demonstrate how different cultural, social or ethnic groups explain the causes of ill health, the types of treatment they believe in, and to whom they would turn if they were ill. This book has become a recognised authority in its field and has been adopted in over 25 countries as required reading for many courses. A wide range of health professionals including those working in family medicine, psychiatry, psychology, public health, nursing, nutrition and health education, as well as medical anthropologists and medical students should find this an essential purchase.

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