The Resource The cultural context of health, illness, and medicine, Elisa J. Sobo and Martha O. Loustaunau

The cultural context of health, illness, and medicine, Elisa J. Sobo and Martha O. Loustaunau

Label
The cultural context of health, illness, and medicine
Title
The cultural context of health, illness, and medicine
Statement of responsibility
Elisa J. Sobo and Martha O. Loustaunau
Creator
Contributor
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
A "one size fits all" approach to health care does not work well, especially for America's extremely diverse population. This book provides a discussion of how and why a more flexible and culturally sensitive system of health care can, and must be, achieved. America is truly a world civilization, home to billions of immigrants from all around the globe. We came first by land, then sea, and now air as well, bringing with us a diversity of cultural traditions. What are the ramifications of this for the way we deliver health care? Anthropologist George Foster defined the first edition of this work as "a very readable introductory text dealing with the sociocultural aspects of health." With examples and updated scholarship, this second edition offers a guide to the practice of culturally sensitive health care. Readers will see America's biomedically dominated health care system in a new light as the book reveals the changes wrought by increasing cultural diversity, technological innovation, and developments in care delivery. Written by a sociologist and an anthropologist with direct, hands-on experience in the health services, this volume tracks culture's influence on and relationship to health, illness, and health-care delivery via an examination of social structure, medical systems, and the need for, and challenges to, culturally sensitive care. Cultural differences are situated against social-class differences and related health inequities, as well as different needs and challenges throughout the life course. In prescribing caring that is more holistic, culturally sensitive, and cost-effective, the work promotes awareness of pressing issues for health care professionals and the people they serve
Cataloging source
DNLM/DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1963-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Sobo, Elisa Janine
Index
index present
LC call number
GN296
LC item number
.L68 2010
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
NLM call number
  • 2011 I-481
  • W 21
NLM item number
S677c 2010
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorDate
1938-
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
Loustaunau, Martha O.
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Medical anthropology
  • Social medicine
  • Cultural Competency
  • Anthropology
  • Attitude to Health
  • Cultural Diversity
  • Delivery of Health Care
  • Medical anthropology
  • Social medicine
  • Sozialmedizin
  • Ethnomedizin
  • Gesundheitswesen
  • Gesundheitsverhalten
  • Kulturvergleich
Label
The cultural context of health, illness, and medicine, Elisa J. Sobo and Martha O. Loustaunau
Instantiates
Publication
Note
Martha Loustaunau is first named author on previous edition
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. [227]-254) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
The concept of culture -- The health-related consequences of social structure -- Health and illness over the life course -- Therapeutic modalities : a cross-cultural perspective -- Biomedicine : emergence and evolution in cultural context -- Reforming medicine -- Developing cultural sensitivity -- Putting ideas into practice : complex contemporary challenges
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
2nd ed.
Extent
xviii, 268 pages
Isbn
9780313377617
Isbn Type
(eISBN)
Lccn
2010014928
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
  • (OCoLC)607465554
  • (OCoLC)ocn607465554
Label
The cultural context of health, illness, and medicine, Elisa J. Sobo and Martha O. Loustaunau
Publication
Note
Martha Loustaunau is first named author on previous edition
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. [227]-254) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
The concept of culture -- The health-related consequences of social structure -- Health and illness over the life course -- Therapeutic modalities : a cross-cultural perspective -- Biomedicine : emergence and evolution in cultural context -- Reforming medicine -- Developing cultural sensitivity -- Putting ideas into practice : complex contemporary challenges
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
2nd ed.
Extent
xviii, 268 pages
Isbn
9780313377617
Isbn Type
(eISBN)
Lccn
2010014928
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
  • (OCoLC)607465554
  • (OCoLC)ocn607465554

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