Lisbeth Sachs

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Cervical cancer screening is a preventive intervention directed towards women to both detect cervical cancer and identify those at risk for developing this disease. It has been argued that participation in screening programmes and early detection situations may lead to new kinds of sickness experiences. This article is based on qualitative phenomenological(More)
This paper addresses the diagnostic dilemma posed by chronic illness that offers no demonstrable evidence of serious physical disorders or pathology. Is a diagnosis such as chronic fatigue syndrome (CFS) disabling because it encourages people to identify with it? Does it become a self-fulfilling prophecy? In providing people with a name, and thus allowing(More)
BACKGROUND Immunization programmes are ethically defensible and society has a significant role to play in providing vaccination against measles and safeguarding herd immunity to optimize its individuals' capabilities. Since preventive actions interfere with individuals who consider themselves as healthy, public health strategies - as distinct from advice in(More)
Anthropological research into health issues may contribute to the discussion regarding doctor/patient communication and to understanding across knowledge boundaries. Anthropological studies in "other cultures" provide a mirror, and the question "Why are we doing what we are doing?" becomes relevant. Examples from research among immigrants in Swedish health(More)