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Cultivating Health: Cultural Perspectives on Promoting Health

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Cultivating Health: Cultural Perspectives on Promoting Health

Malcolm MacLachlan (Editor)

ISBN: 978-0-471-97725-4 December 2000 250 Pages

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* How can HIV infection be reduced among commercial sexworkers?
* Why are alternative therapies becoming increasinglypopular?
* How can Eastern philosophies and therapies be integrated intoWestern therapies?

These are just some examples of the practical problems andpolicy issues that Cultivating Health addresses. MalcolmMacLachlan situates health promotion and intervention within thecultural and community contexts in which they are applied. Drawnfrom across five continents and working in a variety ofdisciplines, the contributors are all leading authorities in theirfields. Together, they show how it is possible to enhance health byworking through the psychological conduit of culture.

Cultivating Health is divided into three sections. Thefirst section deals with the cultural context in which health mustbe cultivated, the second section deals with parallel approaches tocultivating health (pluralism) and the third and final sectionaddresses three very different and quite specific perspectives oncultivating health.

This book will be important for researchers, as well asundergraduate students and postgraduate students in the health andsocial sciences, especially psychology, social studies, medicine,anthropology and nursing, who need to provide health care acrosscultural boundaries.
About the Editor.

About the Authors.

Preface.

Cultivating Health (M. MacLachlan).

THE CONTEXT AND CULTIVATION OF HEALTH.

Cultivating Health through Multiculturalism (M. Mulatu & J.Berry).

'Good' Reasons for 'Bad' Records: the Social, Political andCultural Context of Vital Registration (G. Lewando-Hundt).

Cultivating Health and Preventing HIV/AIDS in the Dual EmploymentSystem of China (S.Wang & D. Keats).

Cultivating Health and the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child(P. Cook ).

PLURALISM AND CULTIVATING HEALTH.

Asian Psychological Approaches and Western Therapy (D. Berkow &R. Page).

Cultivating Health through Complementary Medicine (A. Furnham &C. Vincent).

Boiled Nettles in May: Studies of Plural Medicine in Northern andSouthern Ireland (A. MacFarlane & P. Ginnety).

SPECIAL ISSUES IN CULTIVATING HEALTH.

Traditional Mechanisms for Cultivating Health in Africa (K.Peltzer).

Cultivating the Psychosocial Health of Refugees (A. Ager & M.Young).

Designing Sustainable Health Promotion: STD and HIV Prevention inSingapore (G. Bishop & M. Wong).

Index.
"…a thoughtful exploration of effective health promotion…" (Family Practice, October 2002