Encyclopedia Of Medical Anthropology

Author by : Carol R. Ember
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Publisher by : Springer Science & Business Media
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Description : Medical practitioners and the ordinary citizen are becoming more aware that we need to understand cultural variation in medical belief and practice. The more we know how health and disease are managed in different cultures, the more we can recognize what is "culture bound" in our own medical belief and practice. The Encyclopedia of Medical Anthropology is unique because it is the first reference work to describe the cultural practices relevant to health in the world's cultures and to provide an overview of important topics in medical anthropology. No other single reference work comes close to marching the depth and breadth of information on the varying cultural background of health and illness around the world. More than 100 experts - anthropologists and other social scientists - have contributed their firsthand experience of medical cultures from around the world.


Encyclopedia Of Medical Anthropology Topics

Author by : Carol R. Ember
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Description : The encyclopedia is organized into two main sections: topics and cultures. The topics section covers general topics relating to medical anthropology such as medical systems; political, economic and social issues; sexuality, reproduction and the life cycle; and health conditions and diseases. The cultures section covers over 50 cultures from around the world and describes their health practices in detail, following a standard format to facilitate comparisons. -- Back cover.


Encyclopedia Of Medical Anthropology

Author by : Carol Ruchlis Ember
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Description : The encyclopedia is organized into two main sections: topics and cultures. The topics section covers general topics relating to medical anthropology such as medical systems; political, economic and social issues; sexuality, reproduction and the life cycle; and health conditions and diseases. The cultures section covers over 50 cultures from around the world and describes their health practices in detail, following a standard format to facilitate comparisons. -- Back cover


Encyclopedia Of Medical Anthropology

Author by : Carol Ruchlis Ember
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Description : The encyclopedia is organized into two main sections: topics and cultures. The topics section covers general topics relating to medical anthropology such as medical systems; political, economic and social issues; sexuality, reproduction and the life cycle; and health conditions and diseases. The cultures section covers over 50 cultures from around the world and describes their health practices in detail, following a standard format to facilitate comparisons. -- Back cover


Encyclopedia Of Health Psychology

Author by : Alan J. Christensen
Languange : en
Publisher by : Springer Science & Business Media
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Description : - Not only is Health Psychology, a field that focuses on the promotion and maintenance of both physical and mental health, a rapidly growing area of interest, but it is also a field that draws on and contributes to the other varied fields of psychology, medicine, nursing, sociology, anthropology, among others. - Provides a relatively comprehensive and accesible overview of the central concepts, issues, conditions and terms that comprise the broad discipline of health psychology - Covers more than 200 contributions by more than 150 of the leading researchers, educators, and practitioners in the field


Encyclopedia Of Immigrant Health

Author by : Sana Loue
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Publisher by : Springer Science & Business Media
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Description : This encyclopedia adopts a biopsychosocial-historical approach to immigrant health, with a focus on immigrant populations in, and immigration to, magnet countries. Extensive references to worldwide trends and global issues are made throughout its entries.


Encyclopedia Of Medical Decision Making

Author by : Michael W. Kattan
Languange : en
Publisher by : SAGE
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Description : The Encyclopedia of Medical Decision Making presents state-of-the-art research and ready-to-use facts sorting out findings on medical decision making and their applications.


Encyclopedia Of Social And Cultural Anthropology

Author by : Alan Barnard
Languange : en
Publisher by : Routledge
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Description : Written by leading scholars in the field, this comprehensive and readable resource gives anthropology students a unique guide to the ideas, arguments and history of the discipline. The fully revised and expanded second edition reflects major changes in anthropology in the past decade.


The Encyclopedia Of Aging

Author by : Richard Schulz, PhD
Languange : en
Publisher by : Springer Publishing Company
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Description : Comprehensive multidisciplinary encyclopedia dealing with aging processes and older adults. Intended for "the educated inquirer who needs a brief authoritative introduction to key topics and issues in aging." Signed entries contain cross references. Contains lengthy bibliography. General index.


Immigrant Medicine E Book

Author by : Patricia Frye Walker
Languange : en
Publisher by : Elsevier Health Sciences
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Description : Immigrant Medicine is the first comprehensive guide to caring for immigrant and refugee patient populations. Edited by two of the best-known contributors to the growing canon of information about immigrant medicine, and written by a geographically diverse collection of experts, this book synthesizes the most practical and clinically relevant information and presents it in an easy-to-access format. An invaluable resource for front-line clinicians and other healthcare professionals, public health officials, and policy makers, Immigrant Medicine is destined to become the benchmark reference in this emerging field. Features expert guidance on data collection, legal, interpretive and social adjustment issues, as well as best practices in caring for immigrants to help you confidently manage all aspects of immigrant medicine. Includes detailed discussions on major depression, post traumatic stress disorder, and issues related to torture so you can effectively diagnose and treat common psychiatric issues. Covers international and new-arrival screening and immunizations offering you invaluable advice. Presents a templated diseases/disorders section with discussions on tuberculosis, hepatitis B, and common parasites that helps you easily manage the diseases and syndromes you are likely to encounter. Provides boxed features and tables, differential diagnoses, and treatment algorithms to help you absorb information at a glance.


Introducing Medical Anthropology

Author by : Merrill Singer
Languange : en
Publisher by : Rowman Altamira
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Description : This revised textbook provides students with a first exposure to the growing field of medical anthropology. The narrative is guided by unifying themes. First, medical anthropology is actively engaged in helping to address pressing health problems around the globe through research, intervention, and policy-related initiatives. Second, illness and disease cannot be fully understood or effectively addressed by treating them solely as biological in nature; rather, health problems involve complex biosocial processes and resolving them requires attention to range of factors including systems of belief, structures of social relationship, and environmental conditions. Third, through an examination of health inequalities on the one hand and environmental degradation and environment-related illness on the other, the book underlines the need for going beyond cultural or even ecological models of health toward a comprehensive medical anthropology. The authors show that a medical anthropology that integrates biological, cultural, and social factors to truly understand the origin of ill health will contribute to more effective and equitable health care systems.


A Companion To Medical Anthropology

Author by : Merrill Singer
Languange : en
Publisher by : John Wiley & Sons
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Understanding And Applying Medical Anthropology

Author by : Peter J. Brown
Languange : en
Publisher by : Routledge
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Description : The editors of the third edition of the seminal textbook Understanding and Applying Medical Anthropology bring it completely up to date for both instructors and students. The collection of 49 readings (17 of them new to this edition) offers extensive background description and exposes students to the breadth of theoretical, methodological, and practical perspectives and issues in the field of medical anthropology. The text provides specific examples and case studies of research as it is applied to a range of health settings: from cross-cultural clinical encounters to cultural analysis of new biomedical technologies and the implementation of programs in global health settings. The new edition features: • a major revision that eliminates many older readings in favor of more fresh, relevant selections; • a new section on structural violence that looks at the impact of poverty and other forms of social marginalization on health; • an updated and expanded section on “Conceptual Tools,” including new research and ideas that are currently driving the field of medical anthropology forward (such as epigenetics and syndemics); • new chapters on climate change, Ebola, PTSD among Iraq/Afghanistan veterans, eating disorders, and autism, among others; • recent articles from Margaret Mead Award winners Sera Young, Seth Holmes, and Erin Finley, along with new articles by such established medical anthropologists as Paul Farmer and Merrill Singer.


Medical Anthropology In Ecological Perspective

Author by : Ann McElroy
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Publisher by : Routledge
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Description : Global environmental change and recent worldwide infectious-disease outbreaks make the ecological perspective of medical anthropology more important a field of study than ever. In this premier teaching text, authors Ann McElroy and Patricia K. Townsend integrate biocultural, environmental, and evolutionary approaches to the study of human health, providing a complete and authoritative ecological perspective that is essential for interpreting medical anthropology. Research by biological anthropologists, archaeologists, and paleopathologists illuminates the history and prehistory of disease, along with coverage of contemporary health issues, both local and global. This sixth edition is thoroughly revised and updated, with expanded discussion on the interaction of environment and infectious disease; new material on climate change, globalization, and the effects of war on physical and mental health; and an entirely new chapter on ethics in community health and medical anthropology. Medical Anthropology in Ecological Perspective captures the essentials of the discipline and covers its ever-changing topics, trends, and developments in an engaging, accessible way.


Handbook Of Health Psychology And Behavioral Medicine

Author by : Jerry M. Suls
Languange : en
Publisher by : Guilford Press
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Description : Providing a state-of-the-science overview of theory, research, and practice at the interface of psychology and health, this comprehensive volume explores how health and health behaviors are shaped by a wide range of psychological processes and social-environmental factors.


Cultural Anthropology

Author by : JoAnn Jacoby
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Publisher by : Libraries Unlimited
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Description : An annotated bibliography of print and electronic resources central to the field of social and cultural anthropology.


21st Century Anthropology A Reference Handbook

Author by : H. James Birx
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Publisher by : SAGE
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Description : Via 100 entries or 'mini-chapters,' the SAGE 21st Century Reference Series volumes on Anthropology will highlight the most important topics, issues, questions, and debates any student obtaining a degree in the field of anthropology ought to have mastered for effectiveness in the 21st century. The purpose is to provide undergraduate students with an authoritative reference source that will serve their research needs with more detailed information than encyclopedia entries but not so much jargon, detail or density as a journal article or a research handbook chapter.


Encyclopedia Of Cultural Anthropology S Z Appendix Index

Author by : Anonim
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Description : Work covers medical anthropology, economic anthropology, humanism, cultural materialism, cross-cultural analysis, ethnography, statistics, caste, naming, cultural regions that have been the focus of field research, the Mead-Freeman controversy, the Wild Yam Question, the Pristine Myth, dialectology and cultural resource management.


Encyclopedia Of Cultural Anthropology M R

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Description : Work covers medical anthropology, economic anthropology, humanism, cultural materialism, cross-cultural analysis, ethnography, statistics, caste, naming, cultural regions that have been the focus of field research, the Mead-Freeman controversy, the Wild Yam Question, the Pristine Myth, dialectology and cultural resource management.


Encyclopedia Of Cultural Anthropology E L

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Description : Work covers medical anthropology, economic anthropology, humanism, cultural materialism, cross-cultural analysis, ethnography, statistics, caste, naming, cultural regions that have been the focus of field research, the Mead-Freeman controversy, the Wild Yam Question, the Pristine Myth, dialectology and cultural resource management.


Encyclopedia Of Disability

Author by : Gary L Albrecht
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Publisher by : SAGE
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Description : Collects over one thousand entries that provide insight into international views, experiences, and expertise on the topic of disability.


Encyclopedia Of Forensic And Legal Medicine

Author by : Anonim
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Publisher by : Academic Press
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Description : Encyclopedia of Forensic and Legal Medicine, Volumes 1-4, Second Edition is a pioneering four volume encyclopedia compiled by an international team of forensic specialists who explore the relationship between law, medicine, and science in the study of forensics. This important work includes over three hundred state-of-the-art chapters, with articles covering crime-solving techniques such as autopsies, ballistics, fingerprinting, hair and fiber analysis, and the sophisticated procedures associated with terrorism investigations, forensic chemistry, DNA, and immunoassays. Available online, and in four printed volumes, the encyclopedia is an essential reference for any practitioner in a forensic, medical, healthcare, legal, judicial, or investigative field looking for easily accessible and authoritative overviews on a wide range of topics. Chapters have been arranged in alphabetical order, and are written in a clear-and-concise manner, with definitions provided in the case of obscure terms and information supplemented with pictures, tables, and diagrams. Each topic includes cross-referencing to related articles and case studies where further explanation is required, along with references to external sources for further reading. Brings together all appropriate aspects of forensic medicine and legal medicine Contains color figures, sample forms, and other materials that the reader can adapt for their own practice Also available in an on-line version which provides numerous additional reference and research tools, additional multimedia, and powerful search functions Each topic includes cross-referencing to related articles and case studies where further explanation is required, along with references to external sources for further reading


Encyclopedia Of Social And Cultural Anthropology

Author by : Alan Barnard
Languange : en
Publisher by : Taylor & Francis
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Description : Providing a guide to the ideas, arguments and history of the discipline, this volume discusses human social and cultural life in all its diversity and difference. Theory, ethnography and history are combined in over 230 entries on topics


Encyclopedia Of Social And Cultural Anthropology

Author by : Dr Alan Barnard
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Publisher by : Routledge
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Description : This Encyclopedia provides description and analysis of the terms, concepts and issues of social and cultural anthropology. International in authorship and coverage, this accessible work is fully indexed and cross-referenced.


Encyclopedia Of Anthropology

Author by : H. James Birx
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Publisher by : SAGE
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Description : Collects 1,000 entries on the subfields on anthropology, including physical anthropology, archaeology, paleontology, linguistics, and evolution.


International Encyclopedia Of Public Health

Author by : William C Cockerham
Languange : en
Publisher by : Academic Press
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Description : International Encyclopedia of Public Health, Second Edition is an authoritative and comprehensive guide to the major issues, challenges, methods, and approaches of global public health. Taking a multidisciplinary approach, this new edition combines complementary scientific fields of inquiry, linking biomedical research with the social and life sciences to address the three major themes of public health research, disease, health processes, and disciplines. This book helps readers solve real-world problems in global and local health through a multidisciplinary and comprehensive approach. Covering all dimensions of the field, from the details of specific diseases, to the organization of social insurance agencies, the articles included cover the fundamental research areas of health promotion, economics, and epidemiology, as well as specific diseases, such as cancer, cardiovascular diseases, diabetes, and reproductive health. Additional articles on the history of public health, global issues, research priorities, and health and human rights make this work an indispensable resource for students, health researchers, and practitioners alike. Provides the most comprehensive, high-level, internationally focused reference work available on public health Presents an invaluable resource for both researchers familiar with the field and non-experts requiring easy-to-find, relevant, global information and a greater understanding of the wider issues Contains interdisciplinary coverage across all aspects of public health Incorporates biomedical and health social science issues and perspectives Includes an international focus with contributions from global domain experts, providing a complete picture of public health issues