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Health and culture: beyond the Western paradigm

By: Airhihenbuwa, Collins O.
Material type: materialTypeLabelBookPublisher: London Sage Publications 1995Description: xvi, 152 p.ISBN: 9780803971578.Subject(s): Preventive health services - Social aspects - Africa | Social medicine - Africa | Ethnocentrism | Health promotion - Social aspects - AfricaDDC classification: 306.461096 Summary: Offering a trenchant analysis of the effect that culture has in determining our perceptions - and expectations - of health care, this provocative volume challenges traditional, Westernized, medical models. The author surveys various aspects of the health education domain, discusses the elements that inform an educational diagnosis of health behaviour and considers the cultural appropriateness of health behaviour in general. The work culminates in the model's application to specific populations, from women and children of all races to subgroups within the African American community. https://in.sagepub.com/en-in/sas/health-and-culture/book4927
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Offering a trenchant analysis of the effect that culture has in determining our perceptions - and expectations - of health care, this provocative volume challenges traditional, Westernized, medical models. The author surveys various aspects of the health education domain, discusses the elements that inform an educational diagnosis of health behaviour and considers the cultural appropriateness of health behaviour in general.
The work culminates in the model's application to specific populations, from women and children of all races to subgroups within the African American community.

https://in.sagepub.com/en-in/sas/health-and-culture/book4927

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