Sinking heart: a Punjabi communication of distress.

  title={Sinking heart: a Punjabi communication of distress.},
  author={Ingrid Krause},
  journal={Social science & medicine},
  volume={29 4},
Within transcultural psychiatry there is a continuing debate between universalist and relativist positions. This debate focuses on the translation of Western psychiatric categories to non-Western languages and cultural contexts, and on the cross-cultural applicability of a Western model of human nature. This debate is of concern to medical practitioners and other primary carers who work with ethnic minority patients. The paper describes a syndrome of heart distress referred to as "sinking heart… CONTINUE READING