Patients And Healers In The Context Of Culture

  title={Patients And Healers In The Context Of Culture},
  author={Arthur M. Kleinman},
  journal={The Journal of Asian Studies},
  pages={332 - 334}
  • A. Kleinman
  • Published 1 February 1981
  • Psychology, Medicine
  • The Journal of Asian Studies
List of Figures Preface 1. Orientations 1: The Problem, the Setting, and the Approach 2. Orientations 2: Culture, Health Care Systems, and Clinical Reality 3. Orientations 3: Core Clinical Functions and Explanatory Models 4. The Cultural Construction of Illness Experience and Behavior, 1: Affects and Symptoms in Chinese Culture 5. The Cultural Construction of Illness Experience and Behavior, 2: A Model of Somatization of Dysphoric Affects and Affective Disorders 6. Family-Based Popular Health… 
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