Culture, Religion, and Ethnomedicine: The Tibetan Diaspora in India (Paperback)
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Culture, Religion, and Ethnomedicine: The Tibetan Diaspora in India (Paperback)

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Paperback 320 Pages / Published: 16/10/2008
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Culture, Religion, and Ethnomedicine discusses various interdependencies between culture, religion, and health with a concentration on Tibetan culture. Igor Pietkiewicz uses an example of the Tibetans in exile to explain how culture affects illness behavior, including perception of sickness and treatment methods, as well as the choice of an appropriate cure.

Publisher: University Press of America
ISBN: 9780761841340
Number of pages: 320
Weight: 454 g
Dimensions: 232 x 154 x 21 mm


MEDIA REVIEWS
I can highly recommend this book to all those who wish to deepen their knowledge of medical anthropology and get a better understanding of phenomena that can be observed in cross-cultural psychiatry, counseling, or nursing. -- Bogdan de Barbaro, M.D., professor of Psychiatry, Faculty of Medicine, Jagiellonian University
An inspiring and valuable account of how culture shapes collective and individual understanding of health problems, decision-making regarding seeking help, and utilization of specific coping strategies in ethnic minority groups. The information presented here gives more insight into numerous factors that should be considered when providing healthcare services in a cross-cultural context. This outstanding ethnographic account is also a significant contribution to the field of "urgent anthropology" that documents indigenous peoples and cultures that are threatened by the globalization process. I highly recommend it as a handbook to supplement courses in medical anthropology, psychology of religion, ethnicity, and cross-cultural psychiatry, counseling, or nursing. -- Halina Grzymala-Moszczynska Ph.D., professor of Psychology, Institute of Religious Studies, Jagiellonian University

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