Bridging the Gap between Western and Indigenous Medicine in Eastern Nicaragua

@inproceedings{Wedel2009BridgingTG,
  title={Bridging the Gap between Western and Indigenous Medicine in Eastern Nicaragua},
  author={Johan Wedel},
  year={2009}
}
In Nicaragua there are attempts, at various levels, to bridge the gap between Western and indigenous medicine and to create more equal forms of therapeutic cooperation. This article, based on anthropological fieldwork, focuses on this process in the North Atlantic Autonomous Region, a province dominated by the Miskitu people. It examines illness beliefs among the Miskitu, and how therapeutic cooperation is understood and acted upon by medical personnel, health authorities and Miskitu healers… CONTINUE READING

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