Healing Logics

Healing Logics

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Scholars in folklore and anthropology are more directly involved in various aspects of medicinea€”such as medical education, clinical pastoral care, and negotiation of transcultural issuesa€”than ever before. Old models of investigation that artificially isolated qfolk medicine, q qcomplementary and alternative medicine, q and qbiomedicineq as mutually exclusive have proven too limited in exploring the real-life complexities of health belief systems as they observably exist and are applied by contemporary Americans. Recent research strongly suggests that individuals construct their health belief systmes from diverse sources of authority, including community and ethnic tradition, education, spiritual beliefs, personal experience, the influence of popular media, and perception of the goals and means of formal medicine. Healing Logics explores the diversity of these belief systems and how they interacta€”in competing, conflicting, and sometimes remarkably congruent ways. This book contains essays by leading scholars in the field and a comprehensive bibliography of folklore and medicine.Meininger, J. C. 1986. Sex differences in ... Gods, daemons, and banshees on the journey to the magic scroll: The use of myth as a framework for reflective practice in nurse education. ... In Training manual in medical anthropology, ed. Caroleanbsp;...

Title:Healing Logics
Author:Erika Brady
Publisher: - 2001-04-01


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