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Culture, Illness, and Care: Clinical Lessons from Anthropologic and Cross-Cultural Research
TLDR
A limited set of concepts derived from anthropologic and cross-cultural research may provide an alternative framework for identifying issues that require resolution, including a fundamental distinction between disease and illness and the notion of the cultural construction of clinical reality.
Culture, illness, and care: clinical lessons from anthropologic and cross-cultural research.
TLDR
A limited set of concepts derived from anthropologic and cross-cultural research may provide an alternative framework for identifying issues that require resolution, including a fundamental distinction between disease and illness and the notion of the cultural construction of clinical reality.
World Mental Health: Problems and Priorities in Low-Income Countries
TLDR
The global context of well-being and mental illness and psychiatric services, as well as substance abuse and violence, and an agenda for action, are examined.
The heart of what's the matter The semantics of illness in Iran
  • B. Good
  • Sociology
    Culture, medicine and psychiatry
  • 1 April 1977
TLDR
A critical discussion of medical semantics is provided and a semantic network analysis of ‘heart distress’, a folk illness in Iran, is developed.
American oncology and the discourse on hope
TLDR
It is argued that American oncological practice draws on distinctive cultural meanings associated with “hope” and is infused with popular notions about the relationship between psyche and soma, the progressive efficacy of biotechnical interventions, truth-telling, and the nature of the physician-patient relationship.
The place of culture in DSM-IV.
TLDR
A step forward has been taken to introduce cultural elements in DSM-IV, but much remains to be done to ensure that future diagnostic systems incorporate a genuinely comprehensive framework, responsive to the complexity of health problems in increasingly multicultural societies.
Subjectivity: Ethnographic Investigations
This innovative volume is an extended intellectual conversation about the ways personal lives are being undone and remade today. Examining the ethnography of the modern subject, this preeminent group
Culture, diagnosis and comorbidity
  • B. Good
  • Medicine
    Culture, medicine and psychiatry
  • 1 December 1992
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