Cultivating Health. Cultural Perspectives on Promoting Health

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  • Book
  • 250 Pages
  • John Wiley and Sons Ltd
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  • How can HIV infection be reduced among commercial sex workers?
  • Why are alternative therapies becoming increasingly popular?
  • How can Eastern philosophies and therapies be integrated into Western therapies?
These are just some examples of the practical problems and policy issues thatCultivating Health addresses. Malcolm MacLachlan situates health promotion and intervention within the cultrual and community contexts in which they are applied. Drawn from across five continents and working in a variety of disciplines, the contributors are all leading authorities in their fields.

Together, they show how it is possible to enhance health by working through the psychological conduit of culture.Cultivating Health is divided into three sections. The first section deals with the cultural context in which health must be cultivated, the second section deals with parallel approaches to cultivating health (pluralism) and the third and final section addresses three very different and quite specific perspectives on cultivating health.

This book will be important for researchers, as well as undergraduate students and postgraduate students in the health and social sciences, especially psychology, social studies, medicine, anthropology and nursing, who need to provide health care across cultural boundaries.
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About the Editor.

About the Authors.

Preface.

Cultivating Health (M. MacLachlan).

THE CONTEXT AND CULTIVATION OF HEALTH.

Cultivating Health through Multiculturalism (M. Mulatu & J. Berry).

′Good′ Reasons for ′Bad′ Records: the Social, Political and Cultural Context of Vital Registration (G. Lewando–Hundt).

Cultivating Health and Preventing HIV/AIDS in the Dual Employment System of China (S.Wang & D. Keats).

Cultivating Health and the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child (P. Cook ).

PLURALISM AND CULTIVATING HEALTH.

Asian Psychological Approaches and Western Therapy (D. Berkow & R. Page).

Cultivating Health through Complementary Medicine (A. Furnham & C. Vincent).

Boiled Nettles in May: Studies of Plural Medicine in Northern and Southern Ireland (A. MacFarlane & P. Ginnety).

SPECIAL ISSUES IN CULTIVATING HEALTH.

Traditional Mechanisms for Cultivating Health in Africa (K. Peltzer).

Cultivating the Psychosocial Health of Refugees (A. Ager & M. Young).

Designing Sustainable Health Promotion: STD and HIV Prevention in Singapore (G. Bishop & M. Wong).

Index.
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"…a thoughtful exploration of effective health promotion…" (Family Practice, October 2002
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