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TitleClinically Applied Anthropology [electronic resource] : Anthropologists in Health Science Settings / edited by Noel J. Chrisman, Thomas W. Maretzki
ImprintDordrecht : Springer Netherlands, 1982
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like other collections of papers related to a single topic, this volume arose out of problem-sharing and problem-solving discussions among some of the authors. The two principal recurring issues were (1) the difficulties in translating anthropoยญ logical knowledge so that our students could use it and (2) the difficulties of bringing existing medical anthropology literature to bear on this task. As we talked to other anthropologists teaching in other parts of the country and in various health-related schools, we recognized that our problems were similar. Similarities in our solutions led the Editors to believe that publication of our teaching experiยญ ences and research relevant to teaching would help others and might begin the process of generating principles leading to a more coherent approach. Our colleagues supported this idea and agreed to contribute. What we agreed to write about was 'Clinically Applied Anthropology'. Much of what we were doing and certainly much of the relevant literature was applied anthropology. And our target group was composed-mostly of clinicians. The utility of the term became apparent after 1979 when another set of anthropologists began to discuss 'ainical Anthropology'. They too recognized the range of novel beยญ haviors available to anthropologists in the health science arena and chose to focus on the clinical use of anthropology. We see this as an important endeavor, but very different from what we are proposing


Anthropology in Health Science Settings -- Section I. Clinically Applied Anthropology Teaching -- Medical Anthropology in a Preclinical Curriculum -- The Ethnographic Mode of Teaching Clinical Behavioral Science -- Clinically Applied Anthropology on a Psychiatric Consultation-Liaison Service -- Anthropology in Nursing: An Exploration of Adaptation -- New Approaches to Old Problems: Interactions of Culture and Nutrition -- Witch Doctorโ{128}{153}s Legacy: Some Anthropological Implications for the Practice of Clinical Medicine -- Section II: Clinically Applied Anthropology Research -- Research Strategies, Structural Alterations, and Clinically Relevant Anthropology -- Knowledge and Practice: Anthropological Ideas and Psychiatric Practice -- Patient Requests in Primary Care Clinics -- The Meaning of Hypertension -- An Approach to the Resolution of Mexican-American Resistance to Diagnostic and Remedial Pediatric Heart Care -- Illness Maintenance and the New American Sick Role -- Long Term Psychiatric Clients in an American Community: Some Sociocultural Factors in Chronic Mental Illness -- Social Institutions and Disease Transmission -- Author Index

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