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Patients And Healers In The Context Of Culture
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Grand challenges in global mental health
A consortium of researchers, advocates and clinicians announces here research priorities for improving the lives of people with mental illness around the world, and calls for urgent action andExpand
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Culture and stigma: adding moral experience to stigma theory.
Definitions and theoretical models of the stigma construct have gradually progressed from an individualistic focus towards an emphasis on stigma's social aspects. Building on other theorists' notionsExpand
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Culture, Illness, and Care: Clinical Lessons from Anthropologic and Cross-Cultural Research
Major health care problems such as patient dissatisfaction, inequity of access to care, and spiraling costs no longer seem amenable to traditional biomedical solutions. Concepts derived fromExpand
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Concepts and a model for the comparison of medical systems as cultural systems.
  • A. Kleinman
  • Sociology, Medicine
  • Social science & medicine
  • 1978
Abstract A model and related concepts are present for ethnographic and comparative research on medical systems as cultural systems. The major structural and functional aspects of the health careExpand
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The Illness Narratives
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Anthropology in the Clinic: The Problem of Cultural Competency and How to Fix It
Cultural competency has become a fashionable term for clinicians and researchers. Yet no one can defi ne this term precisely enough to operationalize it in clinical training and best practices. It isExpand
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Poverty and common mental disorders in developing countries.
A review of English-language journals published since 1990 and three global mental health reports identified 11 community studies on the association between poverty and common mental disorders in sixExpand
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Depression, somatization and the "new cross-cultural psychiatry".
Abstract Contrary to Singer's contention that the features of depressive disorders do not exhibit significant cross-cultural differences, the author uses material from field research in Taiwan andExpand
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Culture and depression.
  • A. Kleinman
  • Psychology, Medicine
  • Culture, medicine and psychiatry
  • 19 August 1986
The way in which depression is confronted, discussed, and managed varies among social worlds. Dr. Arthur Kleinman examines how cultural meanings and practices shape the course of depression.
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