Patients and Healers in the Context of Culture

Patients and Healers in the Context of Culture

Written by: Arthur Kleinman

  • Publisher: Univ of California Press
  • Publish Date: 1981-08-17
  • ISBN-10: 0520045114
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Kleinman, a psychiatrist, trained in anthropology, reports on his studies of health care in Taiwan. He describes his observations of clinical interviews between various medical practitioner, folk-healers, temple medicine men, and Chinese-style and Western-style physicians and their patients. He stress the importance of adopting the proper cultural perspective, making ones interpretations within that framework.

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