The efficacy and self-efficacy of treatment: ethnomedical aspirations, biomedical inhibitions, and health outcomes.

Abstract

This article argues for a shift from an evaluation of the efficacy of "traditional medicine" to an analysis of the influence of notions of efficacy on health seeking and health outcomes. Studies on the therapeutic value of traditional medicine tend to focus on countering or engaging with biomedical models to explain the process and efficacy of healing. Less… (More)
DOI: 10.1111/maq.12027

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