Traditional and western medicine: cultural beliefs and practices of South African Indian Muslims with regard to stroke.

  title={Traditional and western medicine: cultural beliefs and practices of South African Indian Muslims with regard to stroke.},
  author={Zaheerah Bham and Eleanor Ross},
  journal={Ethnicity & disease},
  volume={15 4},
OBJECTIVES To investigate the beliefs of caregivers and traditional healers within the South African Indian Muslim community regarding the etiology and treatment of stroke and the persons likely to be consulted in this regard. DESIGN A descriptive case study design was employed which incorporated two groups and was located within a qualitative paradigm. SETTING Data were collected within the homes of caregivers and the consulting rooms of traditional healers. PARTICIPANTS Ten caregivers… CONTINUE READING

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