Culture and Health: A Critical Perspective Towards Global Health, 2nd Edition
DescriptionMost Western health professionals practice in multicultural societies. The influence of culture on illness, health and rehabilitation is therefore very important. Despite this, most lower level health psychology texts skim over these differences and assume our traditional biomedical approach will be appropriate for all. In this completely revised and updated edition of a groundbreaking book, Malcolm MacLachlan redresses the balance by showing how social and cultural aspects interact with the purely physical: from assessment and treatment all the way through to effects on rehabilitation.
Critical acclaim for the First Edition.
Preface to the First Edition.
Preface to the Second Edition.
1 Culture and health.
2 Understanding cultural differences.
3 Cultures and their syndromes.
4 Culture and mental health.
5 Culture and physical health.
6 Culture and treatment.
7 Culturally sensitive health services.
8 Promoting health across cultures.
9 Global health.