Culture and Health considers the practical implications of working with people from different cultures. It takes an explicitly critical perspective to explore the many fascinating interplays between culture and health, situating them within the broader social contexts in which they arise. Written in an engaging and accessible style, this second edition has been extensively revised and updated, and now includes a chapter on Global Health. It contains many helpful case studies and each chapter ends with guidelines for professional practice.
Retaining a strong focus on the clinician s perspective, Culture and Health is recommended for both students and qualified practitioners alike. It is essential reading for practising professionals and students of psychology, medicine, nursing, social work, occupational therapy and physiotherapy. It is also a valuable resource for health service managers and planners.
From reviews of the first edition:
MacLachlan is at his most interesting when recounting tales of cultural diversityBritish Medical Journal
health workers have a great deal to learn from this volume...of great value and interest are the many illustrations of health related cultural phenomenaBritish Journal of Health Psychology
Critical acclaim for the First Edition.
Preface to the First Edition.
Preface to the Second Edition.
1. Culture and health.
2. Understanding cultural differences.
3. Cultures and their syndromes.
4. Culture and mental health.
5. Culture and physical health.
6. Culture and treatment.
7. Culturally sensitive health services.
8. Promoting health across cultures.
9. Global health.